The Towner Gallery in The Congress Theatre, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne, BN21 4 JJ is Eastbourne’s Museum of Art.
Set up by Alderman John Towner in 1923. He donated 22 paintings and the sum of £6,000.00 for the establishment of an art gallery.
The collection today has some 4,000 art objects. “Pictures of Sussex” has the policy of exhibiting its temporary exhibits alongside the permanent collection.
Art donations have been made by Walter Sickert, Picasso, Henry Moore and many more.
Currently the exhibitions are the art of Erik Ravilious (who actually studied and taught at the Eastbourne College of Art).
“Towards Night” There are many paintings on this theme including ones by artists Constable, Munch and Turner. The pictures represent an emotional response to the feelings of awe, anxiety and solitude, love and loss, insomnia and journey’s end.
Temporary exhibits are on now until the 8th and 22nd January 2017.
Definitely worth a visit!