David Nash: 200 Seasons

29 September, 2019 - 2 February, 2020

David Nash: 200 Seasons is one of the most ambitious exhibitions of David Nash’s work ever presented. The exhibition is a major survey of Nash’s career from the late 1960s to the present day, exploring his unique contribution to British sculpture and the international Land Art movement.


Brewers Towner Commission: Lothar Götz, Dance Diagonal

15 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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BRINK: Caroline Lucas curates the Towner Collection

14 December, 2019 - 10 May, 2020

Caroline Lucas – politician, cultural advocate and environmental campaigner – has taken on a new challenge this autumn: curating her first ever exhibition for a major UK gallery. Selecting from the Towner Collection, Caroline’s choices reflect and resonate with her passions and interests, from her environmental work, issues of climate change and effects on our landscape, to her love of living in Sussex.


Towner International

13 June, 2020 - 6 September, 2020

Towner International is a major new biennial exhibition of contemporary art that will take place at Towner in 2020, featuring British and International artists. The Brewers Prize of £10,000 will be awarded to an overall winner chosen from the exhibiting artists.


Film London Jarman Award
2019 Shortlist

23 November, 2019 - 27 November, 2019

Discover works that explore new digital practices, experimental animation and fresh approaches to analogue filmmaking in this screening of cutting-edge artists’ films in the Towner Cinema.


Alan Davie and David Hockney: Early Works

15 February, 2020 - 31 May, 2020

Towner Eastbourne are pleased to present a major exhibition Alan Davie (1920–2014) and David Hockney (b. 1937) that will explore the convergence between these two major figures of post-war British painting.



Allan Grainger: Downland Gloaming

Night walks over the old chalk paths and byways of the Downs, along with the work of the artist Eric Ravilious and the poetry of Edward Thomas are the main inspirations behind Allan Grainger’s series of photographs, Downland Gloaming.


TEN: Towner curates the collection

To celebrate Towner’s tenth anniversary in the Rick Mather designed building new Eastbourne’s seafront, a group from Towner’s team who have worked and volunteered at the gallery since 2009 have curated an exhibition from works in the permanent collection that have been acquired in the last ten years.


Dineo Seshee Bopape: Sedibeng, it comes with the rain

Sedibeng, it comes with the rain is an immersive installation set in an environment of reflecting and refracting light, on a floor strewn with feathers, metal abstractions, letter charms, bags of healing herbs, images of ripe fruits and flowers native to Africa, the work explores notions of fertility, land, resistance, Afro-diasporic spiritual aesthetics and practices. Bopape has exhibited work across the globe, including at the 10th Berlin Biennale and Palais de Tokyo, Paris. This will be the artist’s first major solo presentation in England.


Phoebe Unwin: Iris

This exhibition, which includes new works, takes its name from the artist’s late maternal grandmother and reflects on the ideas surrounding how the iris works, moving from the intimate and unspoken to the communal, stretching to different times, reflective of the nature of painting itself.