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.
The result of these sessions is Collectively, a new Towner podcast exploring themes of the body, landscape and queer narratives in the Towner Collection.
Working with artist Renee Vaughan Sutherland, participants came together in a series of group sessions to view and discuss a selection of artworks chosen by Renee — by artists such as Frances Hodgkins, Patricia Preece and Wolfgang Tillmans — exploring personal responses and connections that each of these artworks inspired. Following a period of further research and reflection, each participant was individually invited back to Towner to discuss their selected artwork in an intimate conversation with Renee.
Over eight episodes - featuring contributions from Harry McMorrow, Vicki Norman, Andrea Mindel, Flo Wright, Eva Jonas, Emily Love, David Harris, John Manuell, Stephen Deutz and Matthew Davies - Collectively deep dives into the specific artworks that personally resonated for us, revealing the Towner Collection through new perspectives, memories, emotions and experiences of queerness.
Search for 'Towner Collectively' on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or wherever you like to listen to podcasts.
Launches Friday 26 November 2021.