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Art Exhibition, Sat 24 Sep 2016 - Sun 22 Jan 2017, free entry

Tom Hammick, Waiting for Time, 2016. © Tom Hammick

Tom Hammick, Waiting for Time, 2016. © Tom Hammick


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

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 15 Oct - Sun 8 Jan One Day, Something Happens:
Sat 24 Sep - Sun 22 Jan Towards Night
Tue 25 Oct Tiny Towner
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Oct Dusk to Dawn
Sun 30 Oct Art Store Tours
Tue 1 Nov Tiny Towner


Towards Night is an exhibition exploring the nocturnal through paintings, prints and drawings by over sixty artists. Drawing on the nineteenth century European Romantic tradition, the show surveys contemporary and historical connections to wonderment and dystopia at dusk, twilight, night and dawn.

Towards Night juxtaposes key paintings and prints by Constable, Friedrich, Munch, Nolde, Palmer and Turner, some of the best known visionaries of the Romantic tradition with contemporary artists who work with the transformative aspects of nightfall to convey emotional responses of awe, anxiety and solitude, love and loss, revelry, insomnia, and journey’s end.

The exhibition opens with direct and positive responses to the natural world; Marc Chagall’s exotic dreamlike evening in The Poet Reclining (1915) sits close to eighteenth century Indian miniatures depicting brightly painted figures offset against darkening monsoon clouds, and William Crozier’s Balcony at Night, Antibes (2007), of a plant, blue and iridescent against the cool night sky.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 24 Sep 2016 - Sun 22 Jan 2017 10:00 to 17:00
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.00 hrs
Bank Holiday Mondays 10.00 - 17.00 hrs
Please note that we are closed 24,25,26 December and 1 January 2017


Free entry



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Map reference: OA 611837  Lat: 50.76257 Long: 0.28311

Towner is 10 minute walk / 5 minute taxi ride from Eastbourne station. Follow Gildredge Road, cross over South Street and Furness Road, and continue on to College Road. Towner is situated at the end of the road at the left, where College Road meets Carlisle Road.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

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