Our Place: Annual Schools Exhibition 2015

John Piper (1903-1992), Newhaven, The Castle, 1936. Ink and oil with collage. Towner.

John Piper (1903-1992), Newhaven, The Castle, 1936. Ink and oil with collage. Towner.

The South East’s most popular annual exhibition of art work created by schoolchildren returns to Towner and continues over the summer with a partner exhibition at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery, West Sussex.

This year’s theme invites school children to look at the built heritage of the South Downs – whether ancient or modern, domestic or industrial, places of worship or commemoration.

 The exhibition will take the form of small scale buildings made by pupils, whose schools will be issued with a 1m2 ‘plot of land’ each.

Working in partnership with the South Downs National Park, Towner and partners Worthing Museum and Art Gallery and Flora Twort Gallery will be engaging schools across Hampshire, West and East Sussex in a project that draws on the rich resources of the national park and local museums.

A focus will be made on works from Towner’s Collections by Eric Ravilious, John Piper, Robert Tavener, William Nicholson and William Raine. Amongst the works from the Towner’s Collection is an additional loaned work by locally based contemporary artist Wycliffe Stutchbury.

Exhibitions schedule
Towner: Friday 27 March – Sunday 31 May 2015
Worthing Museum and Art Gallery: Saturday 23 May – Saturday 19 September 2015

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