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Looking down from on high, this exhibition investigates how technology affords new perspectives on our planet, via work from stand-out artists.

From early aviation to modern drone surveillance, At Altitude investigates how developing technologies have changed our perspectives on landscape, time and space.

Where once aerial images were rare and inspiring, now we can view previously inaccessible parts of the globe through Google Earth, instantly accessing an exceptional – but strangely detached – vantage point above our planet.

Through historic and contemporary works by artists including Cornelia Parker, Wolfgang Tillmans and Tacita Dean, this exhibition traces the ways in which artists have responded to new methods of observing the world through painting, sculpture, photography and film.

It includes the film 5,000 Feet is the Best by Omer Fast, acquired by Towner through the Moving Image Fund.

Towner Eastbourne

Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4JJ

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Temporarily closed

From 6th October 2020: Tues - Sunday 10am to 5pm.

We are open on Bank Holidays (except New Year's Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

Visitors do not need to book in advance. At busy times you may be asked to wait for a short period to gain entry if we have reached capacity levels. Please note that all visitors must now wear a face covering and we will also be taking contact details from all visitors on arrival. Alternatively, visitors can scan the QR code for the NHS Test and TRace app which is on display as you enter.

Our cafe and shop are both open, accepting card payments only please. We are unable to offer cloakroom facilities at the moment but all of our toilets are open as normal.

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