Organised by the Sussex Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Showcasing Towner, through the medium of its renowned permanent art collection

  • Towner Art Gallery |
  • Guided Tour |
  • Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 11:30

Towner, the South Coast’s award winning art gallery, was founded in 1920 following Alderman John Chisholm Towner's bequest of 22 paintings and funds to establish an art gallery for the people of Eastbourne.

The permanent collection at Towner features a cross-section of important 20th century British artists including: Christopher Wood, Edward Bawden, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Victor Pasmore, Alfred Wallis and Duncan Grant.  It also boasts a major body of work by Eric Ravilious, in a special room dedicated to both his paintings and ceramics. Eric Ravilious was recently the subject of a major exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. 

The collection will be introduced by Sara Cooper, Towner’s Head of Collections.

There will also be an opportunity to view their Recording Britain exhibition. Originally exhibited at the V&A this will feature 49 beautiful watercolours by such as John Piper, Kenneth Rowntree and Barbara Jones which were commissioned by Sir Kenneth Clark on the outbreak of the Second World War.

This event has been organised by the Sussex Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue details

Towner Art Gallery Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne East Sussex BN21 4JJ