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THIS WEEK Local MP, Huw Merriman, why would I cross the floor?


COMMUNITY The end of the story for the Beach Tavern site? (or at least this chapter)


LETTERS Paul Minter, You can only wonder how many Conservative MPs are in secret talks

Towner

Towner is an award-winning contemporary art gallery and museum in Eastbourne

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David Hockney, Arizona, 1964. © David Hockney Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00am–5:00pm and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10:00am–5:00pm. Free admission. www.townereastbourne.org.uk Towner Eastbourne is pleased to announce a major exhibition of early works by Alan Davie (1920–2014) and David Hockney (b.1937) that will explore the convergence […]

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Image: Tirzah Garwood, Hornet with Wild Roses, Towner Collection, 1950 © Estate of Tirzah Ravilious. All rights reserved, DACS 2019. Caroline Lucas is the Green Party’s first MP, currently representing Brighton Pavilion, and has served as an MEP and as Leader and Co-Leader of the Green Party. This Autumn she will take on a new […]

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image credit: TEN, Towner Eastbourne, 2019. Photo by Rob Harris We hope you’ve had a wonderful summer and look forward to welcoming you to Towner this September with a new series of exhibitions, special events and screenings. In our galleries David Nash 200 Seasons 29 September 2019–2 February 2020 One of the largest and most […]

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IMAGE CREDIT: Amazing Grace (9–15 Aug),  Aretha Franklin Towner Cinema Towner Art Gallery Devonshire Park College Road Eastbourne BN21 4JJ What will you see on our big screen this month? Our next four weeks of films include those by, about and directed by some of the most important and empowering women across the arts. Don’t miss […]

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Portrait of David Nash. Image: Jonty Wilde Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00am–5:00pm and Bank Holiday Mondays, 10:00am–5:00pm. Free admission. www.townereastbourne.org.uk 200 Seasons marks one of the major moments in Towner’s programme of events and exhibitions celebrating 10 years in the gallery’s current building.  The exhibition […]

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Image: Ivan Navarro, Nowhere Man I, 2009. ©The Artist. Towner Collection To celebrate Towner’s tenth anniversary in the current building, a group of Towner’s team members who have worked and volunteered at the gallery since 2009, will curate their own exhibition: TEN. The exhibition takes place 18 May – 10 November 2019. Choosing from works […]

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Ivan Navarro, Nowhere Man I, 2009. ©The Artist. Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, are pleased to announce their summer 2019 programme. Exhibitions include a large scale installation by Dineo Seshee Bopape, an exhibition of works from the collection curated by Towner’s own team, a presentation of new paintings by London based artist […]

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Film London Jarman Award 2018 13 Oct – 28 Oct 2018 FREE ENTRY Tuesday to Sunday / 10.00am to 5.00pm Bank Holiday Mondays / 10.00am to 5.00pm Towner Art Gallery Devonshire Park, College Road Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ 01323434670 towner@townereastbourne.org.uk six artists at the forefront of experimentation in filmmaking This exhibition brings together six artists at […]

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Towner Art Gallery Devonshire Park College Road Eastbourne BN21 4JJ 01323 434670 towner@townereastbourne.org.uk Towner adds moving image work by Lawrence Abu Hamdan to its collection through Art Fund’s Moving Image Fund Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne has added a new work to its collection through Art Fund’s Moving Image Fund. Lawrence Abu Hamdan’s This whole time […]

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Sun 16 September 2018, 4.30pm Directed by Michael Curtiz, 1945, 111m. Rated PG Tickets: £8.50 – standard £7.00 – concessions & Towner Members £5.00 – Under 18s Towner Film: Screen Classics September sees the launch of a new partnership with the University of Sussex. Every month we will be inviting an academic from the University’s […]

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Hedy Lamarr, a Jewish refugee from Hitler’s Austria, first gained notoriety in 1933 by appearing nude in steamy German flick, Ecstasy. In 1937, she was discovered by Louis B. Mayer in Paris and signed to MGM, returning to Hollywood, he began to promote her as the “world’s most beautiful woman in the world”.—Towner Art Gallery […]