Towner Gallery Reopens 18 May with Two New Exhibitions

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Colourful Building Museum Eastbourne
Co-winner of Museum of the Year 2020
  • John Nash: The Landscape of Love and Solace is the most comprehensive major exhibition of work in over 50 years by one of the most versatile and prolific artists of the 20th century alongside it will be John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea – a poetic and cohesive meditation on man’s relationship with the sea and exploration of its role in the history of slavery, migration and conflict. 
  • Opening on 29 May is a new exhibition of works curated from Towner’s Collection, by artist Mariana Castillo Deball. Inspired by local archaeological sites, Mariana Castillo Deball has also created a public artwork that plays out across the streets of Eastbourne, into Towner’s building and out to the South Downs. The outdoor work is part of England’s Creative Coast – Waterfronts. 
  • Alongside this, visitors can take part in England’s Creative Coast’s Geotour and uncover Towner’s unique series of Geocaches at various locations around Eastbourne from 29 May. Follow the digital GPS trail, using hints to hunt out a series of hidden objects. Log your finds to uncover the hidden stories of Eastbourne, both now and in the past. 
  • This May half term features a range of free workshops. To celebrate the England’s Creative Coast project, artist Amy Leung invites families with children aged 4+ to join her over Zoom for experimental casting workshops at home. Advanced booking needed with creative materials posted to those taking part. 
  • The re-scheduled TALKING LOUD free event on 5 May features Amanda Parker (Founder and Director of Inc Arts UK) and Jenny Williams (Director of Revolution and Towner Trustee) as they explore the challenges and opportunities in creating a more inclusive and diverse creative arts sector.