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 Art Gallery

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

01323 434670


Opening times

Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm
Bank Holiday Mondays, 10am – 5pm
Late Night Opening, Thursdays from 22 June - 31 August, until 8pm
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