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Public Art Lothar Götz Dance Diagonal
15 June 2019 to 31 May 2024

German artist Lothar Götz has transformed the exterior walls of the gallery with his new large-scale, colourful geometric artwork, 'Dance Diagonal'.


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Exhibition Ravilious Gallery and Collection Library
Permanent display

Since the 1930s, Towner has developed one of the largest public collections of work by Eric Ravilious (1903–1942) as well as extensive archive materials.


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Exhibition A drawing, a story, and a poem go for a walk Mariana Castillo Deball curates the Towner Collection
29 May to 16 January 2022

Artist Mariana Castillo Deball has delved deep into the Towner Collection to discover works that have rarely been displayed and will present these alongside familiar and much-loved depictions of the Sussex landscape.


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Exhibition Margaret Mellis Modernist Constructs
16 October to 30 January 2022

Modernist Constructs introduces and reveals Margaret Mellis’ artistic accomplishments and her importance within the British Modernist movement. This exhibition draws from Mellis’ extensive repertoire of work, spanning her career and illuminating the breadth of her practice.


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Exhibition Melissa Gordon Liquid Gestures
16 October to 30 January 2022

Melissa Gordon (b.1981, Cambridge, USA) is an artist, curator, and writer, whose practice is concerned with the body, gesture, and painting, through the lens of feminism.


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Event Art Store Tour
Thursday 16 December 2021

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis, Alice Neel and Tacita Dean.


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Event December Lunchtime Walk & Talk: Liquid Gestures 1:30 - 1:50pm
Thursday 16 December 2021

Liven up your lunch and join Assistant Curator Emily Medd for an informal 20-minute talk and walk around Melissa Gordon: Liquid Gestures.


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Event Art Store Tour
Sunday 2 January 2022

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis, Alice Neel and Tacita Dean.


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Event January Lunchtime Walk & Talk: Modernist Constructs 1:30 - 1:50pm
Thursday 6 January 2022

Liven up your lunch and join Curator Karen Taylor for an informal 20-minute talk and walk around Margaret Mellis: Modernist Constructs.


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Event Art Store Tour
Sunday 16 January 2022

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis, Alice Neel and Tacita Dean.


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Event January Lunchtime Walk & Talk: Liquid Gestures 1:30 - 1:50pm
Thursday 20 January 2022

Liven up your lunch and join Assistant Curator Emily Medd for an informal 20-minute talk and walk around Melissa Gordon: Liquid Gestures.


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Event Art Store Tour
Sunday 30 January 2022

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis, Alice Neel and Tacita Dean.


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Exhibition Jananne Al-Ani Timelines
12 February to 22 May 2022

In an ambitious new moving image work, Jananne Al-Ani reveals a micro landscape within the surface of a museum object and employs testimony and storytelling to reflect on the relationship between Britain and Iraq.


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Exhibition Eileen Mayo A Natural History
12 February to 3 July 2022

The work of the multi-skilled painter, printmaker, illustrator, and tapestry designer, Eileen Mayo (1906-1994) will be celebrated in a solo exhibition at Towner Eastbourne in 2022; her first in the UK.  


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Event Art Store Tour
Sunday 13 February 2022

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis, Alice Neel and Tacita Dean.


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Event Art Store Tour
Sunday 27 February 2022

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis, Alice Neel and Tacita Dean.


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Event Art Store Tour
Sunday 13 March 2022

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis, Alice Neel and Tacita Dean.


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Event Art Store Tour
Sunday 27 March 2022

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis, Alice Neel and Tacita Dean.


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Event Art Store Tour
Sunday 10 April 2022

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis, Alice Neel and Tacita Dean.


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Event Art Store Tour
Sunday 24 April 2022

Go behind the scenes and enjoy a fascinating introduction to our impressive Collection of over 5000 works in our bespoke art store.  Starting with the original Victorian bequest, your tour will then cover works by artists such as Eric Ravilious, Duncan Grant, Sandra Blow, Alfred Wallis, Alice Neel and Tacita Dean.


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Exhibition A Life in Art: Lucy Wertheim Patron, Collector & Gallerist and Reuniting the Twenties Group: From Barbara Hepworth to Victor Pasmore 
11 June to 25 September 2022

A celebration of the pioneering female gallerist Lucy Wertheim, featuring works from the artists she championed, including Christopher Wood, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Frances Hodgkins.


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Event Rita Evans Tuning in a Vacuum
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 July 2022

Tuning in a Vacuum by Rita Evans is a new work coming to Towner Eastbourne to coincide with the reopening of our newly designed ground floor spaces, currently undergoing major redevelopment as part of a series of capital works.


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Exhibition David Blandy The Edge of Forever
19 September to 2 October 2022

David Blandy, as part of his upcoming artist’s residency at Towner Eastbourne, will be presenting a live collaborative immersive installation alongside an archive of his psychogeographical research.


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Exhibition Brewers Towner International
October 2022 to January 2023

Brewers Towner International is an open call exhibition that will take place at Towner Eastbourne in 2022, featuring both British and International artists.


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