Current exhibitions

Dineo Seshee Bopape: Sedibeng, it comes with the rain

16 June, 2019 - 8 September, 2019

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.

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Phoebe Unwin: Iris

16 June, 2019 - 8 September, 2019

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.

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Brewers Towner Commission

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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Eastbourne Arts Circle Sculptural Commission

11 July, 2019 - 22 September, 2019

Towner Art Gallery and Eastbourne Arts Circle have commissioned a new work by Sussex artist Helen Turner to be displayed in the gallery’s window this summer. The commissioned work will be situated in the window that faces visitors as they arrive at Towner and is seen each season by thousands of Eastbourne residents and visitors. The commission also coincides with the launch of Eastbourne’s new Devonshire Quarter plaza and recently renovated Congress Theatre.

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TEN: Towner curates the collection

18 May, 2019 - 10 November, 2019

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.

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Ravilious Gallery and Collection Library

18 May, 2019 - 10 November, 2019

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.

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