New Eyes: Six artists explore the collection and reflect on the creative process

Tacita Dean, Palais Jacques Coeur (A Bag of Air), 1995. Courtesy of the artist, Frith Street Gallery, London

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes – Marcel Proust

Through Towner’s partnership with the Blue Monkey Network, an artist network based in Eastbourne, six artists have been given the unique opportunity to get to know our collection and curate an exhibition at Towner.

A painter, a printmaker, a sculptor, a photographer, a ceramicist and an installation artist, the group reflects the breadth of contemporary artistic
practice locally.

Inspired by the Marcel Proust quote, they followed their own voyage of discovery to create a diverse display that leads the visitor on a journey into the collection, its artists and their processes.

The exhibition includes etchings by Picasso, teacup designs and woodblocks by Eric Ravilious and a film piece by Tacita Dean, whose work is currently on display in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.

Also on display are works by founder of the British pop art movement Eduardo
Paolozzi, Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry, ceramics by Quentin Bell and
much more.

The works on show range from painting and printmaking to ceramics and
photography – all selected from Towner’s internationally renowned permanent

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