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Listen Collectively: Episode 1
26 November 2021

In this first episode, Renee explores the Towner Collection, talks to curators Karren Taylor and Sara Cooper about how the Collection came to be, and deep dives into three paintings that really captured her attention during the Collectively sessions.


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Listen Collectively: a LGBTQIA+ podcast
New episodes every two weeks from 26 November 2021

Over Summer 2021, Towner Eastbourne invited members of the LGBTQIA+ community in East Sussex to take part in a unique creative project, exploring personal responses to artworks in the Towner Collection, through a queer lens. 


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Projects England's Creative Coast Engagement Programme
May to November 2021

Running in parallel to England’s Creative Coast’s Waterfronts commission for Eastbourne, an accompanying community programme spanning digital, offsite and open-air deliveries, was led by artist Amy Leung.


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Make Making Sense: Autumn

Following the success of Making Sense – our most recent series of creative kit bags, produced in partnership with the South Downs National Park and inspired by nature, seasonal cycles, and natural materials, we’ve commissioned artist Somang Lee to continue the fun and produce two special Summer & Autumn editions of these activity sheets.


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Make Making Sense: Summer

Following the success of Making Sense – our most recent series of creative kit bags, produced in partnership with the South Downs National Park and inspired by nature, seasonal cycles, and natural materials, we’ve commissioned artist Somang Lee to continue the fun and produce two special Summer & Autumn editions of these activity sheets.


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Watch TALKING LOUD: Le Gateau Chocolate and Scottee

With a mix of skill, experience, humour, and critique, Scottee and Le Gateau Chocolat reflect on their respective routes into theatre and performance, what they love about the industry, and how to sustain creative, personal, and financial resilience within the crisis that performing artists currently face.


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Watch TALKING LOUD: Amanda Parker and Jenny Williams

Amanda Parker (Founder and Director of Inc Arts UK) and Jenny Williams (Director of Revoluton and Towner Trustee) explore the challenges and opportunities in creating a more inclusive and diverse creative arts sector.


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Make Sense Your Way
Spring 2021

Sense Your Way is a guide for experimental art practice for young people.  It is designed to be printed at A4 and can be downloaded and printed in either black and white or colour. There are two resources for teachers with more information about the project and how to use them in school.


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Watch TALKING LOUD: Michael Wolff in conversation with Joe Hill

In this exploratory online talk particularly for those in the Creative Industries or looking to enter this field of study or work, Michael Wolff, founder of Wolff Olins, and Joe Hill, Towner Director, discuss the idea of ‘being’ in the contemporary moment. 


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Make Making Sense: Spring

In response to COVID-19, Towner partnered with the South Downs National Park on an exciting project that continues the success of our creative kit bags with a new series inspired by our local landscape.


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Watch TALKING LOUD: Helen Cammock and Tai Shani

In this reflective online talk, Helen Cammock and Tai Shani discuss their experiences as visual artists, including developing and maintaining their practice in the current climate and activating collaborations with and supporting peer networks.


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Projects Saving Berwick
Autumn 2020

As part of the Saving Berwick project in 2021, Arts in Mind made artwork in response to the murals, interior and landscape surrounding Berwick Church. Arts in Mind meet weekly at Towner Eastbourne and make artwork alongside each other in a studio setting to support positive mental health.


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Make Making Sense: Winter

In response to COVID-19, Towner partnered with the South Downs National Park on an exciting project that continues the success of our creative kit bags with a new series inspired by our local landscape.


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Projects Creative Kit Bags
2020-2021

During the national lockdowns in 2020 and 2021, Eastbourne Borough Council, Eastbourne Food Bank and Community Stuff provided a lifeline to vulnerable households, ensuring that help was delivered to those most in need.


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Projects Arts in Mind
Ongoing

Arts in Mind meet weekly at the gallery. They make artwork in a supported studio setting, and nurture positive mental health. The group have been meeting and making since 2009 and are currently facilitated by Mandy Wax. During sessions members work alongside each other on their own projects, and also experiment with making work together. 


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