Current exhibitions

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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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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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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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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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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