This week at Towner….20 October 2015

Posted on 20/10/2015


This week at Towner we have three exhibitions, plus three events including a free art drop in as part of the Big Draw.


Julian Germain: The Future is Ours, Classroom Portraits 2004-2015

The Future is Ours explores the universal themes of school and childhood through film and photograph, showing portraits of school children from 19 countries around the world. Germain spent 8 years documenting 461 school classrooms throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, South East Asia, Middle East and South America.

North to South: Highlights from the Aberdeen Art Gallery & Towner Art Gallery Collections

North to South presents selected paintings from the Towner Collection alongside highlights from the Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Collection.

Ravilious Room

Towner holds one of the largest public collections of works by Sussex artist Eric Ravilious (1903-1942). Our permanent Ravilious Room is a dedicated space to admire a selection of his finest watercolours, explore our unique archive and browse books on the artist.

Beach Hut workshop at Towner, 2015. Photo: Avant Commercial

Beach Hut workshop at Towner, 2015. Photo: Avant Commercial


Take a Closer Look – Positive Disability

WED 21 OCT – SUN 1 NOV | 10AM-5PM

SASBAH – the Sussex Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus – will celebrate its 50th birthday with an exhibition of members’ portraits by photographer Helen Tinner alongside original art work produced by members during creative workshops.

Blue Monkey Network Event

THU 22 OCT | 6-8PM

Artist June Nelson feeds back her experiences from the ENGAGE Summer School in Belfast including news of her visits to artist-led spaces in Derry Londonderry.

Untold Stories – Life Story Workshop

SAT 24 OCT | 11AM-4PM

Older and younger generations come together in this one-day workshop, through the sharing of personal stories and life experiences.

Great Big Self Portraits

SAT 24 OCT | 11AM-1PM &2-4PM

A free art drop in with artist Elizabeth Doak, part of Big Draw