Past exhibitions

The Weather Garden: Anne Hardy curates the Arts Council Collection

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

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

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

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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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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Simon Ling

Towner presents an exhibition of new and recent works by Simon Ling, the artist’s first solo presentation in a UK public institution. Simon Ling’s paintings draw our attention to the way our experience of the world is created through a sustained attentiveness to how we look at it.

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Film London Jarman Award 2018

This exhibition brings together six artists at the forefront of experimentation in filmmaking – Larry Achiampong & David Blandy, Jasmina Cibic, Lawrence Lek, Daria Martin, Hardeep Pandhal and Margaret Salmon – who are nominated for this year’s Film London Jarman Award.

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