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Celebrate the distinct creative coastline of Essex, Kent and East Sussex and explore art inspired by mesmerising water landscapes.

Mariana Castillo Deball’s kaleidoscopic practice combines visual art with archaeology, science and history to make installations, performances, sculptures and text-based pieces. She focuses on different forms and languages to reveal the role of objects and stories in our histories and identities.

Deball will draw on the ancient and more recent geological and social history of the Essex, Kent and East Sussex areas, exploring the uniqueness of each location. The exhibition will feature contemporary art situated on and made in response to this breathtaking coastline, and uncover the creative spirit of each place through the stories of people that live there.

Commissioned artists include Andreas Angelidakis, Mariana Castillo Deball, Holly Hendry, Jasleen Kaur, Katrina Palmer, Pilar Quinteros and Michael Rakowitz. Partner institutions are Turner Contemporary, Creative Folkestone, Cement Fields, Metal Southend, Towner Eastbourne, the De La Warr Pavilion and Hastings Contemporary. Curated by Tamsin Dillon.

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Towner Eastbourne

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

01323 434670


Opening times

Tue-Sun 10am-5pm

Open bank holidays excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day.

Visitors do not need to book in advance to enter the building or visit free exhibitions. Advance booking required for our ticketed exhibitions. 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. Please scan the QR code for NHS Test and Trace which is on display as you enter.

Café and shop are both open accepting card payments only. Cloakroom facilities are currently unavailable. Toilets are open as normal.

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