• Sat
    21
    Jan
    2017
    Sun
    07
    May
    2017
    10.00 - 17.00Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Light In Art Over Six Decades
    An Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition

    A Certain Kind Of Light explores how artists have responded to light, its materiality, transience and effect over six decades.

    Find out more at townereastbourne.org.uk.

  • Sat
    28
    Jan
    2017
    Sun
    23
    Apr
    2017
    Two Temple Place, London

    Sussex Modernism is created by the Bulldog Trust in partnership with 9 Sussex museums and galleries. The exhibition draws on the richness of collections in the region as well as featuring major loans from across the country. Within the county are the homes of major artists and collectors namely Charleston, Farley Farm House, and West Dean as well as the iconic modernist building De La Warr Pavilion, now a contemporary art gallery and performance venue.

    The exhibition draws on these collections as well as the Sussex museums and galleries with significant holdings of modernist art Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Ditchling Museum of Art & Craft, Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, Pallant House Gallery in Chichester and Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne.

    Find out more about the exhibition and how to get to Two Temple Place here twotempleplace.com.

  • Sat
    28
    Jan
    2017
    Sun
    30
    Apr
    2017
    10.00 - 17.00De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

    Turner Prize-winner Elizabeth Price presents the latest in a series of Hayward Touring exhibitions curated by artists.

    Find out more at dlwp.com.

  • Sat
    28
    Jan
    2017
    Tue
    04
    Apr
    2017
    11.00 - 17.00Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

    Jerwood Gallery is delighted to welcome Turner Prize Winner (2002) Keith Tyson to the gallery in January to launch our 2017 exhibition programme.

    Find out more at jerwoodgallery.com.

  • Mon
    06
    Feb
    2017
    Sun
    16
    Apr
    2017
    10.00 - 17.00Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Inspired by the eclectic collections amassed by 19th century collectors, The Museum of Art uses works from the Towner Collection to playfully reflect the mood and character of a Victorian museum.

    Find out more at townereastbourne.org.uk.

  • Fri
    10
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    03
    Sep
    2017
    11.00 - 17.00Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

    In the Jerwood Gallery Courtyard

    Tony Heywood and Alison Condie describe their work as 'horticultural installation art'. Their area of interest principally concerns new ways of
    engaging with and representing landscape and nature.

    Find out more at jerwoodgallery.com.

  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    18
    Jun
    2017
    10.00 - 17.00De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

    Find out more at dlwp.com.

  • Tue
    28
    Mar
    2017
    10.15 & 11.30Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Specially designed early years sessions for under-5s and their parents/carers. Creative activities linked to Towner's exhibitions including storytelling, messy play & music making – every week is different!

  • Fri
    31
    Mar
    2017
    2-3pmTowner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Each month Towner are inviting a different collector to share their collection in the gallery.

    Ron and Freddie Bridges have been collecting art for over forty years.  They will be displaying some examples of ceramics by Mike Dodd, one of the country’s leading studio potters.  Mike’s work has been acquired by the V&A Museum, the Centre of Ceramic Art at York Art Gallery, the Ulster Museum, Belfast and he is represented in many other public and private collections worldwide. His first pottery was at Edburton in Sussex and he now lives and works in Somerset.

    All ages welcome
    Free to attend, no booking required

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017
    15.00 - 17.00Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Eastbourne Sketchers is a free group run by members of the community for people who love to sketch from real life. Everyone is welcome, artist or beginner, we can all learn from and be inspired by each other.

    Free to attend, no booking required.
    Please bring your own materials.

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017
    4-4.30pmTowner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Each month join contemporary thinkers and creative practitioners for a free exhibition experience with a difference.

    Dance Collective, Monday Butoh Group will travel through A Certain Kind of Light for a gallery experience with a difference. Move with the group on a journey through the exhibition, follow their lead and explore how the body responds to light and space.

    Butoh is an avant-garde dance movement that emerged from the post-war chaos in Japan, when the country grappled with the clash between new Western technology and traditional Japanese values. Butoh became a new form of expression, neither an imitation of Western culture nor a traditional Japanese cultural practice.

  • Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017
    11am - 4pm (Drop-In)Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Drop in for this free workshop with carnival artists Same Sky and create part of Towner’s entry in the Eastbourne Carnival 2017.

    In addition to these public workshops, we are holding similar workshops in primary and secondary schools across East Sussex.

    Same Sky is the largest community arts charity in the South East. Their portfolio includes projects large and small and everything from street parades to water-based theatre, carnivals to choreography; sculpture trails to fire and light spectaculars.

  • Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017
    12:00 pmTowner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Guided by one of Towner's knowledgeable gallery team, you will learn about the story of the impressive Towner Collection, from the original Victorian bequest to recent acquisitions of works by  contemporary artists.

    Although key artists such as Eric Ravilious will always feature, there is flexibility for visitors to make specific requests, ensuring no two tours are ever the same.

  • Tue
    04
    Apr
    2017
    10.00 - 12.00Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    A monthly exploration of Towner's Collection and exhibitions designed to support those with memory loss.

    A groundbreaking initiative for people with memory problems and their carers, developed jointly between Towner and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Tue
    04
    Apr
    2017
    10.15 & 11.30Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Specially designed early years sessions for under-5s and their parents/carers. Creative activities linked to Towner's exhibitions including storytelling, messy play & music making – every week is different!

  • Fri
    07
    Apr
    2017
    11am-3pm (drop in)Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Join artist Hermione Allsopp to create a collaborative sculpture in response to A Certain Kind of Light.

    Looking especially at Peter Lanyon’s piece Colour Construction we will develop geometric stained glass prisms to fill the room with a different kind of light.

    Suitable for adults, young people and families with children of all ages.

    Free to attend, no booking required

  • Sat
    08
    Apr
    2017
    11am - 4pm (Drop-In)Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Drop in for this free workshop with carnival artists Same Sky and create part of Towner’s entry in the Eastbourne Carnival 2017.

    In addition to these public workshops, we are holding similar workshops in primary and secondary schools across East Sussex.

    Same Sky is the largest community arts charity in the South East. Their portfolio includes projects large and small and everything from street parades to water-based theatre, carnivals to choreography; sculpture trails to fire and light spectaculars.

  • Sat
    08
    Apr
    2017
    2:00 pmTowner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Journalist and author Ann Wroe’s most recent book leaps from the familiar surroundings of the Downs and coastline of East Sussex. Six Facets of Light interweaves a walker’s experiences of light in nature with the observations, jottings and thoughts of a dozen writers, painters, and some scientists, who have wrestled to define and understand light. From Ravilious to Dante, Hopkins to Turner, Coleridge to Whitman, Fra Angelico to Newton, the mystery of light is teased out and pondered on.

    Ann Wroe has written several highly acclaimed books including: Being Shelley, Pilate: The Biography of an Invented Man and Perkin: A Story of Deception. She trained as a medieval historian and joined The Economist in 1976 to cover American politics. She has worked as Books and Arts Editor (1988-1992), American Editor (1992-2000) and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Literature.

  • Tue
    11
    Apr
    2017
    10.15 & 11.30Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Specially designed early years sessions for under-5s and their parents/carers. Creative activities linked to Towner's exhibitions including storytelling, messy play & music making – every week is different!

  • Fri
    14
    Apr
    2017
    11am-3pm (drop in)Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Join artist Hermione Allsopp to create a collaborative sculpture in response to A Certain Kind of Light.

    Come and make wobbly wire drawings, use light to cast shadows, experiment with projecting your drawings and found objects to make a wall piece.

    Suitable for adults, young people and families with children of all ages.

    Free to attend, no booking required

  • Fri
    14
    Apr
    2017
    2-3pmTowner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Each month Towner are inviting a different collector to share their collection in the gallery.

    Paul Young has a collection of well over 200 items of toys and memorabilia related to classic children’s television, from vintage Muffin the Mule, Sooty and Sweep puppets to Gerry Anderson’s Thunderbirds, Wallace & Gromit and even some original animation cels from The Pink Panther and Count Duckula.

    All ages welcome
    Free to attend, no booking required

  • Sat
    15
    Apr
    2017
    15.00 - 18.00Towner Art Gallery

    Join Towner’s learning team for a family party in the gallery.

    Expect fun workshops for all ages with creative activities including an immersive installation build where you can create sculptures with artist Hermione Allsopp.

    Get ready to party at our florescent dress up station organised by Brighton based costumiers Glad Rags where you can make your own accessories and essential rave gear. There will also be face painting, VJs, live music by Brighton electro-psych duo Native Ray, party food, glow sticks, giveaways and of course a photo booth where you can capture all your Light Party memories.

    And don’t forget to take an adventure through light with a visit to our current exhibition A Certain Kind of Light which features work by Anish Kapoor, Rachel Whiteread, David Batchelor and Cerith Wyn Evans.

  • Sun
    16
    Apr
    2017
    12:00 pmTowner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Guided by one of Towner's knowledgeable gallery team, you will learn about the story of the impressive Towner Collection, from the original Victorian bequest to recent acquisitions of works by contemporary artists.

    Although key artists such as Eric Ravilious will always feature, there is flexibility for visitors to make specific requests, ensuring no two tours are ever the same.

  • Tue
    18
    Apr
    2017
    10.15 & 11.30Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Specially designed early years sessions for under-5s and their parents/carers. Creative activities linked to Towner's exhibitions including storytelling, messy play & music making – every week is different!

  • Tue
    25
    Apr
    2017
    10.15 & 11.30Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Specially designed early years sessions for under-5s and their parents/carers. Creative activities linked to Towner's exhibitions including storytelling, messy play & music making – every week is different!

  • Sun
    30
    Apr
    2017
    12:00 pmTowner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Guided by one of Towner's knowledgeable gallery team, you will learn about the story of the impressive Towner Collection, from the original Victorian bequest to recent acquisitions of works by contemporary artists.

    Although key artists such as Eric Ravilious will always feature, there is flexibility for visitors to make specific requests, ensuring no two tours are ever the same.

  • Tue
    02
    May
    2017
    10.00 - 12.00Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    A monthly exploration of Towner's Collection and exhibitions designed to support those with memory loss.

    A groundbreaking initiative for people with memory problems and their carers, developed jointly between Towner and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Tue
    02
    May
    2017
    10.15 & 11.30Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Specially designed early years sessions for under-5s and their parents/carers. Creative activities linked to Towner's exhibitions including storytelling, messy play & music making – every week is different!

  • Sat
    06
    May
    2017
    15.00 - 17.00Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Eastbourne Sketchers is a free group run by members of the community for people who love to sketch from real life. Everyone is welcome, artist or beginner, we can all learn from and be inspired by each other.

    Free to attend, no booking required.
    Please bring your own materials.

  • Sat
    06
    May
    2017
    2-2.30pmTowner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Each month join contemporary thinkers and creative practitioners for a free exhibition experience with a difference.

    This month join artist Hermione Allsopp and explore her playful commission for FuseBox, Towner’s creative open learning space inspired by A Certain Kind of Light. Hermione will be responding to key works in the show and sharing her working process for FuseBox.

    Hermione makes sculptural work by collecting objects and furniture and re-creating them into new forms or compositions. These are familiar, known, domestic items that have been discarded in charity or junk shops – not, inert materials, but ones that carry collective attachments, memories and meanings.

    The objects Hermione works with are all from an interior domestic space.  They are usually displayed or are decorative in some way. Hermione experiments with the constructs of display and the arrangement of objects, often bringing them together with other elements or materials from constructed interior space.

  • Tue
    09
    May
    2017
    10.15 & 11.30Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Specially designed early years sessions for under-5s and their parents/carers. Creative activities linked to Towner's exhibitions including storytelling, messy play & music making – every week is different!

  • Sat
    13
    May
    2017
    Sun
    21
    May
    2017
    VariousHastings & Rother

    The Walking Festival takes place during 13-21 May 2017 taking in many areas of 1066 Country.

    Find out more at visit1066country.com.

  • Sun
    14
    May
    2017
    12:00 pmTowner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Guided by one of Towner's knowledgeable gallery team, you will learn about the story of the impressive Towner Collection, from the original Victorian bequest to recent acquisitions of works by contemporary artists.

    Although key artists such as Eric Ravilious will always feature, there is flexibility for visitors to make specific requests, ensuring no two tours are ever the same.

  • Tue
    16
    May
    2017
    10.15 & 11.30Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Specially designed early years sessions for under-5s and their parents/carers. Creative activities linked to Towner's exhibitions including storytelling, messy play & music making – every week is different!

  • Tue
    23
    May
    2017
    10.15 & 11.30Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Specially designed early years sessions for under-5s and their parents/carers. Creative activities linked to Towner's exhibitions including storytelling, messy play & music making – every week is different!

  • Wed
    24
    May
    2017
    Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017
    11.00 - 17.00Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

    Eileen Agar was one of the greatest UK based artists of the last century, and the most prominent female member of the British Surrealist movement.

    This exhibition, part of the gallery’s ‘In Focus’ series, takes as its starting point a key work within the Jerwood Collection – Eileen Agar’s 1969 painting Pigeon Post.

    Find out more at jerwoodgallery.com.

  • Wed
    24
    May
    2017
    Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017
    11.00 - 17.00Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

    Following the acclaimed 2016 Jerwood Gallery exhibition John Bratby: Everything but the Kitchen Sink, including the Kitchen Sink, this one-room
    display explores the work of Bratby’s first wife and subject of many of his early portraits, the artist Jean Cooke, RA.

    Find out more at jerwoodgallery.com.

  • Sat
    27
    May
    2017
    Sun
    17
    Sep
    2017
    10.00 - 17.00Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    This exhibition of the artist and designer Eric Ravilious (1903-1942), coincides with the 75th anniversary of his death. It explores the significant relationships and working collaborations between Ravilious and an important group of friends and affiliates, including Paul and John Nash, Enid Marx, Barnett Freedman, Tirzah Garwood, Edward Bawden, Thomas Hennell, Douglas Percy Bliss, Peggy Angus, Helen Binyon, and Diana Low.

    Find out more at townereastbourne.org.uk.

  • Sun
    28
    May
    2017
    12:00 pmTowner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Guided by one of Towner's knowledgeable gallery team, you will learn about the story of the impressive Towner Collection, from the original Victorian bequest to recent acquisitions of works by contemporary artists.

    Although key artists such as Eric Ravilious will always feature, there is flexibility for visitors to make specific requests, ensuring no two tours are ever the same.

  • Tue
    30
    May
    2017
    Sun
    03
    Sep
    2017
    10.00 - 17.00De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

    Find out more at dlwp.com.

  • Tue
    30
    May
    2017
    10.15 & 11.30Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Specially designed early years sessions for under-5s and their parents/carers. Creative activities linked to Towner's exhibitions including storytelling, messy play & music making – every week is different!

  • Sat
    03
    Jun
    2017
    15.00 - 17.00Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Eastbourne Sketchers is a free group run by members of the community for people who love to sketch from real life. Everyone is welcome, artist or beginner, we can all learn from and be inspired by each other.

    Free to attend, no booking required.
    Please bring your own materials.

  • Tue
    06
    Jun
    2017
    10.00 - 12.00Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    A monthly exploration of Towner's Collection and exhibitions designed to support those with memory loss.

    A groundbreaking initiative for people with memory problems and their carers, developed jointly between Towner and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Sat
    10
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    10
    Sep
    2017
    11.00 - 17.00Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

    This exhibition puts the spotlight on up and coming artist Kath Thompson, showcasing some of her latest work. Talking about her artistic practice and
    inspiration, Thompson says “My work is about things, people and places in the world. I am influenced by painting from the ancient past as well as the
    present. Anything visual, as well as things said or read that conjure visual excitement can be interesting to me for making paintings.”

    Find out more at jerwoodgallery.com.

  • Sat
    10
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    15
    Oct
    2017
    11.00 - 17.00Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

    An undoubted national treasure octogenarian Quentin Blake is passionate about Hastings, and that is why he has chosen Jerwood Gallery as the venue for his biggest and most ambitious show to date.

    Visit jerwoodgallery.com for more information.

  • Sun
    18
    Jun
    2017

    Hosted by Classic Cycle Group

    As part of the 1066 Cycling Festival, join the Classic Cycle Group for a ride and picnic between Hastings and Bexhill. For more information contact Ray at classiccyclegroup@gmail.com.

    See more about the 1066 Cycling Festival here.

  • Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017
    15.00 - 17.00Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    Eastbourne Sketchers is a free group run by members of the community for people who love to sketch from real life. Everyone is welcome, artist or beginner, we can all learn from and be inspired by each other.

    Free to attend, no booking required.
    Please bring your own materials.

  • Tue
    04
    Jul
    2017
    10.00 - 12.00Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    A monthly exploration of Towner's Collection and exhibitions designed to support those with memory loss.

    A groundbreaking initiative for people with memory problems and their carers, developed jointly between Towner and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Tue
    01
    Aug
    2017
    10.00 - 12.00Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

    A monthly exploration of Towner's Collection and exhibitions designed to support those with memory loss.

    A groundbreaking initiative for people with memory problems and their carers, developed jointly between Towner and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Fri
    15
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    15
    Oct
    2017
    11.00 - 17.00Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

    In the Jerwood Gallery Courtyard

    Stephen Turner’s Exbury Egg addresses the meaning of place at a time of great environmental change. In the guise of The Beaulieu Beadle, Turner has worked on, in and around the Exbury Egg, a 40ft selfsustaining giant wooden pod, in multiple locations around the country, including occupying the Egg on the River Beaulieu in Hampshire for a year in 2013.

    Find out more at jerwoodgallery.com.

  • Sat
    23
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    21
    Jan
    2018
    10.00 - 17.00De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

    Find out more at dlwp.com.

  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017
    Fri
    01
    Dec
    2017
    10.00 - 17.00De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill

    The De La Warr Pavilion are delighted to be partners with PEER London and Grundy Blackpool, in commissioning a new touring exhibition.
    The artists have radically re-imagined the traditional seaside show Punch and Judy, transforming the puppet booth living quarters of the pair into an oversized, warped and darkly humorous place with the subtle yet ever-present threat of violence. Currently showing at PEER, the show will evolve in scale, form and content in three acts at the three galleries over a year.

    Find out more at dlwp.com.