Towner gallery launches book on artist Eric Slater

Coast Guard Station by Eric Slater
Coast Guard Station by Eric Slater

Following the recent resurgence of interest in the work of Eric Slater, the Towner is launching a book called Slater’s Sussex – The Colour Woodcuts of Eric Slater, on April 27. Slater had been an award-winning artist in his time, but was relatively unheard of by the time collector James Trollope came across one of his woodcuts and began researching the artist. Trollope’s research led him to the Towner, and the Towner’s collaboration with Trollope eventually resulted in Slater’s work being featured in Towner’s exhibition ‘A Point of Departure’ in 2012, where Slater loans from the British Museum hung alongside Towner favourites such as Eric Ravilious and Edward Bawden. Visitors can join author and Slater expert, James Trollope on April 27 at 2pm for a talk on this forgotten artist, who Towner has helped bring back into the spotlight. The talk is free with book purchase (£15). Otherwise it is £5, £4 for concessions and £3.75 for members.