Towner Eastbourne is inviting artists to submit works for consideration to Brewers Towner International through an online Open Call process which is now open.
Brewers Towner International is an exhibition that will take place at Towner Eastbourne in 2022, featuring both British and International artists. Additionally, the Brewers Towner Award of £10,000, sponsored by Brewers Decorator Centres, will be awarded to one of the exhibiting artists.
Submissions from professional artists working in all media, including – but not restricted to – painting, drawing, print, sculpture, sound, performance, photography, film and installation are welcome. There is no cost to enter, and all exhibiting artists will receive a fee of £350.
Submissions can be made by artists working across the UK and internationally, at least one-third of exhibiting artists will be selected from Towner’s coastal region - being born or based in Sussex, Kent and Hampshire. While this is primarily an opportunity to present work within Towner’s gallery spaces, site-specific and off-site installations in the Eastbourne area will also be considered. All works submitted must be available for exhibition from October 2022 through to the end of January 2023.
An esteemed panel of guest judges including Sepake Angiama (Director, Iniva), Elizabeth Price (Turner Prize winning artist), and Noelle Collins (Exhibitions & Offsite Curator, Towner) will select artists for the exhibition.
This year Towner invites submissions that explore the theme of SANCTUARY; which can be interpreted as a physical space, a place offering safe haven, asylum or refuge; it can be understood as an area or environment where endangered species are protected, diverse ecosystems flourish and wildlife is preserved; it can also suggest a space of the imagination, a meditative mental space of solace and respite from the exterior world.
The Open Call is an opportunity to recognise and appreciate how artistic communities are reflecting and responding to the economic, political, cultural, and environmental changes that are unfolding in the contemporary moment.
Towner Eastbourne welcomes submissions from British and international artists to Brewers Towner International through the online entry form below:
Submissions are free and the deadline is 5pm GMT on Monday 31 January 2022
The full list of Submission Guidelines is as follows. Alternatively, this can be downloaded and read in either PDF or Word format below.
Please note that the online Submission Form above will not allow you to save and come back to it later. We have therefore created the below documents with the application questions listed that you can download to plan your answers before inputting them into the online entry form. Please do not email answers to these questions as an attachment to us in replacement to submitting via the online entry form. If you would like to submit your application in an alternative format, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure that your query can be answered, please make sure you email us at least a week before the deadline.