Repairwork 2023 by Kara Mazumdar - photo by Liis Hirvoja


Alex Farquharson, the director of Tate Britain and chair of the 2023 Turner Prize jury, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the artworks on show at Towner Eastbourne share common themes.  "They deal with a number of different social issues as well as social structures that perhaps risk confining and restricting life, almost taking freedom away in some cases."

Situated in Eastbourne’s Beacon Shopping Centre, The Big Conversation, curated by Compass Arts, represents artists whose lives have been impacted by a myriad of social issues and structures.  Come and join that conversation that they have made visible through over 20 installations and artworks.   

Venue details:

Unit 28, The Beacon, Eastbourne BN21 3NW

About Compass Arts

Based in Eastbourne, Compass Arts is an intergenerational, co-creative, artist led organisation. The artists regularly work together to put on exhibitions, events and self-publish. A Collective was formed for participants who identify as an artist and wish to develop their contemporary practices and have greater public interface. Compass Arts welcomes partnership projects from the wider community that look to improve the environment and the lives of people in our environment.

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The Big Conversation

Type:Art Exhibition

The Beacon Shopping Centre, Eastbourne, BN21 3NW

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