building which houses the Towner Art Gallery was bequeathed to
the Eastbourne Corporation (the Council) in 1920 by Alderman John
Chisholm Towner along with 21 paintings. Today the Towner Art
Gallery contains more than 2000 works of art.
Towner is best known for its collection of British works of the
19th & 20th centuries.
Towner has exhibited many popular and exciting works of art, such
as works owned by Charles Saatchi which formed part of the infamous
Sensation exhibition and work by Turner Prize winner Gillian Wearing.
To find out
more about the history of the Towner, its Permanent Collection
and the current Exhibition Programme visit www.eastbourne.gov.uk/galleries