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New Opportunity for Artists: Develop a year-long programme with Arts-in-Mind

Towner is seeking a visual artist to work on a year-long programme with members of Arts-in-Mind.


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Towner Cinema is back next month! Here's what to watch in the meantime

With only one month until Towner Cinema is back, we thought we'd give you one last instalment of recommendations while you wait. Read on for what we've been watching lately and to get in the mood for the return of the big screen! 


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Tickets now on sale for A Life in Art: Lucy Wertheim & Bringing Back the Twenties Group

Tickets are now on sale for a pair of major exhibitions opening in summer 2022 that shine a light on the pioneering female gallerist, Lucy Wertheim and the celebrated young artists she supported in her gallery from its opening in 1930 until its closure at the outbreak of World War II in September 1939. 


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From the Eileen Mayo archive: Miss E Mayo on the Art of Living

From the Eileen Mayo archive, this short article from 1931 reveals some of the artists' thoughts on privacy as an essential aspect of being a woman. Her self-sufficiency and determination were vital to the development of her long career, so it is no surprise how highly she regarded her own time and space.


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Open Plan: Summer Studio

In August, Towner is opening up its ground floor studio to become workspace for artists. You are invited to spend a week with other artists in the region, to share ideas and perspectives, forming connections to support you in generating new artworks, collaborations and opportunities together. 


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Brewers Towner International: Open Call for Submissions

Towner Eastbourne is inviting artists to submit works for consideration to Brewers Towner International through an online Open Call process which is now open.  


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Winter Community Appeal 2021

Following on from our creative kit bags, we will be offering free creative workshops next spring in Shinewater and Seaside for enjoyment and relaxation. Communities and artists will make new work together: experimenting, getting creative with different materials and learning new skills. We will also be starting new weekly play and making sessions for families with young children in Shinewater and the gallery. 


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Producer Blog: Creative Newhaven

The Towner Eastbourne website might seem like a strange place to talk about Newhaven’s cultural offer but ‘Ravilious, Bawden and Piper all loved the place’, and the gallery owns a rich collection of portrayals of the town’s landscape, so the connection is real.


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Read more about our capital redevelopment plans

We are pleased to announce a major capital redevelopment ahead of our centenary year in 2023.


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Towner nominated for the Freelands Award 2021

We are delighted to be shortlisted by Freelands Foundation for the Freelands Award 2021 for our forthcoming solo exhibition with Emma Stibbon.


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2020-2021 Annual Review
2020-2021 was a challenging year for us all but there were some brilliant and joyful moments at Towner Eastbourne.
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Welcoming a new work into our Collection: 'Lick your teeth, they so clutch' by Rachel Jones

We have acquired a new work by Rachel Jones for the Towner Collection, generously presented by the Contemporary Art Society.


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Ayo Akingbade wins the Brewers Award for her work submitted to Towner International

Towner Eastbourne and Brewers Decorator Centres are delighted to announce that Ayo Akingbade – artist, writer, and filmmaker – has won the Brewers Award for her work submitted to Towner International.


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