A History of Towner in Ten Objects

Photo: Rohan Van Twest

In this free talk, Assistant Curator Tom Laver will tell the story of Towner’s history through ten objects from the Towner Collection currently on show in The Museum of Art:

  • The 1920 bequest by Alderman John Chisolm Towner to the people of Eastbourne that was the beginning of Towner Art Gallery
  • Giovanni Battista Lombardi, The Veiled Lady, 1869
  • Eric Ravilious, Downs in Winter, 1934
  • Annie Cobham, The Demolition of the old School of Art, Eastbourne, 1954
  • John Gascoigne Lake, Man with Bird, (undated)
  • Brett Whiteley, Figure on an Orange Background, 1961
  • Christopher Wood, Portrait of Constant Lambert, 1927
  • Ana Maria Pacheco, Box of Heads (Studies of The Banquet Sculpture), 1984
  • Greyson Perry, Map of Nowhere, 2008
  • Ando Tokitaro Hiroshige, Swamps around Mount Fuji at Yoshiwara and view of the bay, 1855 
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