Towner International

6 October, 2020 - 11 April, 2021

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.


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Margaret Mellis: Modernist Constructs

23 January, 2021 - 11 April, 2021

POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN 2021: DATE TO BE CONFIRMED In 1939, aware of impending war, the artists Margaret Mellis and her husband Adrian Stokes relocated from London […]


Melissa Gordon: Liquid Gestures

30 January, 2021 - 11 April, 2021

Melissa Gordon (b.1981, Cambridge, USA) is an artist, curator and writer, whose practice is concerned with the body, gesture, and painting, through the lens of feminism. Liquid Gestures is a solo exhibition featuring large-scale paintings that further her examination of modern art histories, ideas of authorship, and the appropriation of certain ‘gestures’.


John Nash: The Landscape of Love and Solace

1 May, 2021 - 26 September, 2021

Often overshadowed by his better-known brother Paul Nash and with no major exhibition of his work since the Royal Academy’s exhibition in 1967, this will be the largest outing for John Nash in over 50 years and certainly the most substantial retrospective since his death.



Alan Davie and David Hockney: Early Works

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.


Lawrence Abu Hamdan: This whole time there were no landmines

Recently acquired by Towner, This whole time there were no landmines (2017) is an eight-monitor installation with sound, that uses collected cell-phone-video footage from 2011 to document a ‘shouting valley’ that lies in the contested area of the Golan Heights, Syria.


BRINK: Caroline Lucas curates the Towner Collection

Caroline Lucas – politician, cultural advocate and environmental campaigner – has taken on a new challenge: curating her first ever exhibition. Selecting from over 5000 works in the Towner Collection, Caroline’s choices reflect and resonate with her passions and interests.


David Nash: 200 Seasons

This 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.


Ravilious Gallery and Collection Library

The Ravilious Gallery and Collection Library, supported by Eastbourne Arts Circle, is a new dedicated space presenting changing exhibitions of works by Eric Ravilious selected from Towner’s extensive collection of his work.


Film London Jarman Award
2019 Shortlist

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.


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.