Walking Tours


Eastbourne is ALIVE with art and creativity waiting to be discovered. To accompany the Turner Prize 2023 exhibition at Towner, a series of works have been installed in the town as part of Eastbourne ALIVE.

Over three Saturdays in February, people of all ages are invited to join walking tours of the works to find out more about the artists and stories behind them. The tours will be led by young ambassadors who are part of the pool of volunteers for Eastbourne ALIVE and Talent Accelerator, earning their work experience badges or gaining valuable insight into creative careers.

Participants will visit works including 2019 Turner Prize winner Helen Cammock’s Garden stretching across Eastbourne’s Winter Garden. The title is a reference to the building as a place where people have gathered, and communities have grown. Nathan Coley was shortlisted for Turner Prize in 2007 and his text sculpture I Don’t Have Another Land is now on the façade of Eastbourne Library, inviting audiences to look again at the world around us, and ultimately, ourselves. On Terminus Road, Eve De Haan’s work It’s nicer to be nice, a healing garden, sparks conversations about well-being. The invisible enemy should not exist (Lamassu of Nineveh) is a work by Iraqi American artist Michael Rakowitz, who reconstructed the original winged bull that used to stand at the Nergal Gate, northern Iraq, from 700 B.C until February 2015, when ISIS destroyed it. Grace Lau’s pop-up at Victoria Place Portraits in a Chinese Studio will give participants a chance to pose for a photograph in celebration of the Lunar New Year 2024.

In addition to these major works, the tour will stop at exciting public space interventions commissioned by Eastbourne ALIVE delivery partners Compass Arts and Devonshire Collective: from a shop at The Beacon turned into exhibition space to a compelling mural by Nadina Ali at the Eastbourne Redoubt seafront.

Limited spaces, book your free tickets here

Route for all tours:
10.30am-1.00pm (2,5h)

📍Eastbourne Station – meet up location!
📍Eastbourne Library – I Don’t Have Another Land by Nathan Coley
📍Terminus Road, The Beacon – A Big Conversation by Compass Arts
📍Terminus Road – It’s nicer to be nice, a healing garden by Eve De Haan
📍Victoria Place – Portraits in a Chinese Studio by Grace Lau
📍Victoria Place – Jason Bruges Studio x Eastbourne Experiments
📍Marine Parade Gardens – superstructure (public image) by Madeleine Pledge
📍Eastbourne Redoubt – Love, Empathy, Respect, Dignity by Nadina Ali
📍Eastbourne Pier – Still life by Adam Moore
📍Winter Garden – Garden by Helen Cammock
📍Towner Plaza – The invisible enemy should not exist (Lamassu of Nineveh) by Michael Rakowitz
Opportunity to visit the Turner Prize 2023 exhibition at Towner Eastbourne


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Eastbourne ALIVE Walking Tours

Type:Art Exhibition

Towner, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne
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Eastbourne Visitor Centre, Welcome Building, Compton Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4BP

01323 415415

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