Towner is the contemporary art museum for South East England. Admission is free.

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Upcoming exhibitions

Our South Downs Exhibition

3 May - 8 June 2014 (free)

This year's Annual Schools Exhibition is the largest yet thanks to a partnership with the South Downs National Park and Learning Through Landscapes. Schools across Hampshire, West and East Sussex have engaged in unique cultural and outdoor learning opportunities, leading to this exhibition inspired by Towner's permanent collection and our unique local landscape. Read more »

Designing the Everyday: from Bloomsbury and Ravilious to the present day

17 May - 31 August 2014 (free)

Towner celebrates the anniversary of the Modern Art for the Table exhibition at Harrods in 1934, with a display featuring some of the greatest names of British art including Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Laura Knight and Duncan Grant and a wider survey of artists working in British industry during the 20th century.  Read more »

East Sussex Open 2014

4 July - 14 September (free)

The return of our popular open exhibition showcasing the exceptional breadth of artistic talent on our doorstep. This exhibition showcases the best of artists and makers from across the East Sussex region - from Rye to Brighton and Hove.  Read more »

Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter

12 July - 21 September 2014 (ticketed)

In this large-scale exhibition, Towner will bring together the wide range of work by the influential and inspirational artist and designer Peggy Angus. The exhibition will include her early illustrations, portraits and landscape paintings, and her Modernist design work with wallpapers and tiles. Read more »