Past exhibitions

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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Hannah Perry GUSH

Featuring large-scale dynamic sound sculpture, film and wall-based works, GUSH is a candid and personal exploration of mental and emotional health in our contemporary, hyper-networked society by British artist Hannah Perry in her first major solo exhibition in the UK outside London.

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Draw Me In

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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The Everyday and Extraordinary

The notion of the found object as artistic material, content and subject-matter provides the inspiration for The Everyday and Extraordinary, an exhibition presenting a Wunderkammer of modern and contemporary artworks drawn from the Arts Council Collection.

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Sussex Open 2018 + The Eastbourne Arts Circle Commission Award

Towner Art Gallery’s annual open submission exhibition brings together the best artists from across East and West Sussex, from new talent to established figures. The 28 artists featured in this year's exhibition have been selected to celebrate the wealth of diversity and talent in the region. The selection includes painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, film and installation.

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