Exploring the edge of the Sussex landscape

Towner art gallery
Towner art gallery
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Inspired by our locality, the Point of Departure collection display, which runs at the Towner Gallery until November and is free, explores the edge of the Sussex landscape.

Our coastline has long been an inspiration for artists – from modern British artists Edward Bawden, John Piper and Eric Ravilious to recent Turner Prize winner Wolfgang Tillmans.

These artists were captivated by the beauty and drama that unfold where the South Downs meet the sea, and shingle beaches neighbour the heart stopping white cliffs of Beachy Head.

The ferry port at Newhaven was particularly influential as the gateway to Europe – transcending the edge of the landscape to connect Sussex to the rest of the world.

This exhibition also features a room dedicated to the hidden works of Eric Slater – a forgotten Sussex print maker whose colour woodcuts are on display for the first time in 70 years.