Visit us Bank Holiday Monday 25 August

Posted on 11/08/2014
Peggy Angus, installation view © Estate of Peggy Angus 2014. All Rights Reserved, DACS. Photo courtesy Alison Bettles

Peggy Angus, installation view © Estate of Peggy Angus 2014. All Rights Reserved, DACS. Photo courtesy Alison Bettles

Towner will be open Bank Holiday Monday so you will be able to enjoy three exhibitions as well as our new cafe, Urban Ground.

Start on the ground floor by taking in the breadth of artistic talent in our ever popular East Sussex Open 2014, spanning sculpture, painting and film work selected by curator Sanna Moore, professor and artist Matthew Cross and artist Becky Beasley. On our first floor, Designing the Everyday: from Bloomsbury and Ravilious to the present day is a wide and inspiring survey of artists working in British industry during the 20th century, curated by Nathaniel Hepburn. The exhibition includes Ravilious at Wedgwood, the Omega workshop, Shell and Ascher studios as well as contemporary designs for the home from St. Jude’s.

Our ticketed summer exhibition on the third floor, Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter, is a large-scale review of this influential and inspirational artist. Throughout her life, she was an important mentor, teacher and collaborator for a great number of artists and the show weaves together her story with recorded tales alongside examples of her illustrations, paintings, and print and design work.

Why not make Towner part of a Coastal Culture Trail adventure and continue experiencing the outstanding art on the East Sussex coast by visiting the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill and Jerwood Gallery in Hastings? See this Telegraph article for more inspiration.