Join us for the Annual Schools Project at Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival!

Posted on 23/05/2017

Annual Schools Project at
Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival

Polegate Primary School Children

This year we have teamed up with Eastbourne Sunshine Carnival to take our Annual Schools Exhibition on the road.

This much loved exhibition is one of the UK’s largest displays of children’s art work and this year more than 1,500 children from 32 local schools have taken part in free workshops with Brighton-based carnival artists Same Sky.

Drawing ideas from Eric Ravilious (1903–1942), a key artist within the Towner Collection, the project has looked at friendship including the role of tea parties and ceremonies inspired by Six Cups: Designs for Wedgewood (1937). This links into both this year’s carnival theme ‘Our Community – Our World’ and the gallery’s upcoming exhibition Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship which opens on the day of the carnival.

The artwork made by the children will be displayed in Towner’s section of the carnival procession, which takes place on Saturday 27 May from 2pm and will follow the established carnival route down Eastbourne’s seafront from Western Lawns to Princes Park.

Please come along, cheer us on and show your support!

Taking part in this project are:
The Cavendish School
Eastbourne College
Denton Community Primary
Hazel Court
St Andrews Church of England Infants
St Andrews Prep
Ocklynge Junior School
Sussex Downs
Bourne Primary
Cuckmere House
Pevensey and Westham Church of England Primary
Tollgate Junior School
St Richards Catholic College
Downlands Community
Charters Ancaster
West Rise Junior
Moira House
Ratton School
The Lindfield School
Rye College
Rye Studio School
Ashdown House
Motcombe Community Infant
Manor Green College
The Pioneer Federation
The South Downs Community Special School
West Rise Community Infant
Eastbourne Home Educators