Minimalism and modernism are synonymous with Towner Gallery in Eastbourne. An architectural delight both inside and out, Towner is renowned for its contemporary exhibitions and celebrated art collections.
Nestled in Eastbourne’s Cultural Quarter amongst the theatres and galleries, admission is free to see the best modern British art around. The sleek, white exterior houses some of the most major exhibitions that British and International artists have to offer, all to be enjoyed on the sunny South Coast. The modern, stark walls and blank spaces are filled with impressive works from internationally renowned artists.
Towner prides itself on its friendly staff, informative talks and tours, and its impressive structural design, boasting some of the largest display areas in the south. The eager staff at Towner are also keen to develop and cultivate the visual arts industry with various schemes to ensure they provide the most cutting edge collections for all art lovers.
During the summer, some fantastic exhibitions were displayed at Towner, including an impressive large-scale installation by a group of sculptors that took years to complete. The autumn months will see an exciting piece by Franziska Furter, consisting of conceptual works that will fill the entire 400m² exhibition gallery.
If interaction is more your thing, why not take part in a store tour, taking you behind the scenes to learn about the conservation and restoration of Towner’s growing collection? And if you can't tell your Monet from your Manet, Towner offers free gallery tours every day – you’ll be a connoisseur in no time! There are plenty of opportunities to get interactive, with talks, tours and events for everyone, including children. At Towner, they believe it’s important to help develop people’s knowledge of great art. Towner offers award-winning programmes in visual art, film, photography and more, attended by over 5000 people each year.
Originating in 1920 and initially holding just 22 paintings, Towner’s collection has grown to over 4000 pieces of stunning artwork and sculptures. Eventually, the gallery outgrew its Georgian manor house surroundings and a new building opened in 2009, having been built by award-winning architects. Towner now showcases some of the best art in the country, and is a great addition to Sussex’s reputable choice of galleries and museums. So come and sample the best from the British art scene at Towner Gallery in Eastbourne, showcasing modern British art at its finest.