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The Towner Art Gallery August 11th

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The Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne
Towner is an award-winning contemporary art gallery and museum. The state of the art gallery boasts 1,250m2 display space – the largest in South East England. It presents major exhibitions of UK and international contemporary art – and also has a renowned collection of art from across the ages. The new building opened in 2009 and includes shop, café and activity spaces and was designed to be accessible to people with special access needs.
Last year it displayed an exhibition for 75th anniversary of the death of Eric Ravilious (1903-1942), an English painter, designer, book illustrator and wood-engraver who grew up in East Sussex, and is particularly known for his watercolours of the South Downs.
The broadcaster David Dimbleby is the chair of the gallery's board of trustees. Eastbourne borough council has cut funding for Towner Art Gallery by £200,000 this year and plans further incremental cuts each year towards a 50% disinvestment within four years.
The group visit to support this amazing institution that attract 150,000 visitors a year, will be for three exhibitions;
 
The Sussex Open 2018
An exhibition that brings together the best artists from across the Sussex Region. Featuring painting, photography, drawing, film, ceramics and sculpture.
At Altitude
This exhibition will explore how our experience of landscape, time and space has altered through the introduction of new elevated perspectives on the world that were unknown to earlier generations.
Edward Stott: A Master of Colour and Atmosphere
Edward Stott studied at the Manchester Academy of Fine Art and trained in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He settled in Sussex at Amberley. His works were influenced by the naturalism of Jules Bastien-Lepage and the Impressionism of Claude Monet. The strength of Stott’s work is in his atmospheric and poetic depictions of rural scenes.
Normans Bay beach day
This beach at the western end of Bexhill is a quiet, but easily accessible beach being 100 yards from the level crossing at Herbrand Walk, Cooden along the beach at TQ690058 (OS Landranger map 199). It has been used as a naturist beach for more than 30 years. Cooden station on the Brighton Hastings line has a regular service. The beach is about a mile from the station. Car parking near the beach can be a problem.
The beach is pebbles at the top, with shingle and sand at low tide. At very low tide there is a large expanse of sand, too flat to allow swimming. The naturist section of this beach has virtually no textile usage, except a few passers-by from the Normans Bay holiday campsite. Due to the flat countryside it can get rather windy so best to bring wind-breaks. There are no dunes.
By the way this is not the place that the Normans invaded in 1066 – it was underwater at the time!

About The Towner Art Gallery August 11th

The Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

Towner is an award-winning contemporary art gallery and museum. The state of the art gallery boasts 1,250m2 display space – the largest in South East England. It presents major exhibitions of UK and international contemporary art – and also has a renowned collection of art from across the ages. The new building opened in 2009 and includes shop, café and activity spaces and was designed to be accessible to people with special access needs.

Last year it displayed an exhibition for 75th anniversary of the death of Eric Ravilious (1903-1942), an English painter, designer, book illustrator and wood-engraver who grew up in East Sussex, and is particularly known for his watercolours of the South Downs.

The broadcaster David Dimbleby is the chair of the gallery's board of trustees. Eastbourne borough council has cut funding for Towner Art Gallery by £200,000 this year and plans further incremental cuts each year towards a 50% disinvestment within four years.

The group visit to support this amazing institution that attract 150,000 visitors a year, will be for three exhibitions;

 

The Sussex Open 2018

An exhibition that brings together the best artists from across the Sussex Region. Featuring painting, photography, drawing, film, ceramics and sculpture.

At Altitude

This exhibition will explore how our experience of landscape, time and space has altered through the introduction of new elevated perspectives on the world that were unknown to earlier generations.

Edward Stott: A Master of Colour and Atmosphere

Edward Stott studied at the Manchester Academy of Fine Art and trained in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts. He settled in Sussex at Amberley. His works were influenced by the naturalism of Jules Bastien-Lepage and the Impressionism of Claude Monet. The strength of Stott’s work is in his atmospheric and poetic depictions of rural scenes.

Normans Bay beach day

This beach at the western end of Bexhill is a quiet, but easily accessible beach being 100 yards from the level crossing at Herbrand Walk, Cooden along the beach at TQ690058 (OS Landranger map 199). It has been used as a naturist beach for more than 30 years. Cooden station on the Brighton Hastings line has a regular service. The beach is about a mile from the station. Car parking near the beach can be a problem.

The beach is pebbles at the top, with shingle and sand at low tide. At very low tide there is a large expanse of sand, too flat to allow swimming. The naturist section of this beach has virtually no textile usage, except a few passers-by from the Normans Bay holiday campsite. Due to the flat countryside it can get rather windy so best to bring wind-breaks. There are no dunes.

By the way this is not the place that the Normans invaded in 1066 – it was underwater at the time!

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