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The Weather Garden: Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection

17 February, 2019 - 2 June, 2019

Anne Hardy’s work derives from places she calls ‘pockets of wild space’ – gaps in the urban space where materials, atmospheres, and emotions gather – using what she finds there to manifest sensory and unstable installation works that fully immerse you. Hardy brings this approach to her selection for Towner, envisioning the gallery space as a shifting impermanent landscape, a meditative environment shaped by local weather data, which has been translated into gently fluctuating light.

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Carey Young: Palais de Justice

17 February, 2019 - 2 June, 2019

Towner presents the first UK exhibition of Carey Young’s Palais de Justice (2017) which was filmed surreptitiously at the Palais de Justice in Brussels, an enormous and ornate 19th Century courthouse designed to depict law in terms of the sublime. Contradicting the familiar patriarchal culture of law, Young’s camera depicts female judges and lawyers at court. Sitting at trial, directing proceedings or delivering judgments, female judges are seen through a series of circular windows in courtroom doors.

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Figure Study II: Joe Hill curates the Towner Collection

26 January, 2019 - 6 May, 2019

Our new Director Joe Hill curates a personal response to Towner’s renowned collection. His diverse selection spans a period of one hundred years and rather than presenting a themed selection, Joe aims to examine how the selection process itself can further an individual’s understanding of place, perception and aspiration through its collections.

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Evan Roth: Red Lines

26 January, 2019 - 28 April, 2019

A network of mesmerising video landscapes is streamed free to your home or workplace in this pioneering new project by artist Evan Roth. Roth has travelled to coastal sites around the world where the cables that make the internet possible emerge from the sea. Filmed in infrared, the same spectrum in which data is transmitted online, the videos reveal another side of the internet, one that moves at the speed of weather, wind, and tide.

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Draw Me In

5 April, 2019 - 2 June, 2019

Draw Me In looks at what the gallery’s collection can teach everyone about drawing from a more progressive perspective. It includes works by twelve women artists including Ursula Mommens, Elizabeth McGill, Elisabeth Frink and Ceal Floyer, alongside work from nearly 50 local groups, involving 2,000 children and young people.

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Brewers Towner Commission

1 June, 2019 - 31 May, 2020

German artist Lothar Götz has been selected from 60 artists and designers to create a temporary artwork that will transform the exterior walls of the gallery into a large-scale, colourful geometric mural this summer, marking the 10th anniversary of the gallery’s move from its original home in Eastbourne’s Old Town.

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London Art Fair 2019: The Living Collection

Towner has been chosen as the Museum Partner for the 2019 edition of the London Art Fair, which takes place from 16 to 20 January. Towner will be presenting The Living Collection, an exhibition that celebrates the gallery’s rich heritage of collecting, exhibiting and championing contemporary art for almost a century.

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Welcome!

We are welcoming University of Brighton post-graduate Architecture students, to use our ground floor spaces as their studio. Responding to the idea of ‘Welcome’ in a seaside […]

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Vincent Dance Theatre: Virgin Territory

Charlotte Vincent’s Virgin Territory takes an uncompromising look at our hyper-sexualised digital culture and its impact on girls and young women growing up today, ever more relevant since the emerging and continuing #MeToo movement. We all want to be ‘liked’ and ‘followed’, but what effect does constantly performing for the camera have on our sense of self-worth?

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The Field Room and The Stand

The Field Room provides a reflective, sensory experience for visitors of all ages, to safely explore thoughts and feelings of self-worth, female role models and positive everyday […]

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