Contempt for local art community?

It has to be said the Towner Art Gallery has nothing but contempt for the local art community.

Not only have they excluded the two long-standing Eastbourne art groups from their new building, they now expect the same people as rate payers to dig deeper into their pockets to find a huge budget increase for what should have been a vibrant focal point for local artists, but is in fact, an unwelcoming, soulless, elitist environment.

Unless there is a change of personnel or attitude at the Towner it will remain an expensive disappointment for the town.

Terence Stemick RA

Cornfield Road