Behind the scenes at the Towner

Towner art gallery
Towner art gallery

The first ever Behind the Scenes event at the Towner takes place next week, giving visitors the chance to look behind closed doors and find out what goes on backstage at the art gallery.

Behind the Scenes is taking place on March 1 and for those interested in art history, curating, conversation or just curious to see what goes on beyond the displays, this event will be a fantastic opportunity to meet staff and find out about all the work that goes into looking after the Towner collection and presenting it to the public.

Behind the Scenes will consist of a series of inspiring talks, giving visitors an insight into how everything comes together at the Towner, as well as lunch, tea, coffee and cakes.

Guest speakers include Corinne Farmer, conservator, Sara Cooper, collections curator, and Sanna Moore, exhibitions curator.

Together they will deliver sneak previews, discussions and demonstrations to inspire others.

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet Member for Tourism & Leisure, Councillor Carolyn Heaps said, “Eastbourne’s contemporary art museum holds mesmerizing exhibitions and events every year and so it is with great excitement we can enjoy an exclusive visit behind the scenes and meet the experts.

“In addition, the Schools & Colleges exhibition is an annual delight so it is great to see the proceeds of Behind the Scenes helping to fund it.”

‘Behind the Scenes’ is on Friday 1 March 11am – 3pm. Entrance is £35 or £30 with concessions. For the Towner, Bluemonkeynet and NADFAS members; tickets are £25. All money raised from the day will go to support Towner’s Annual Schools & Colleges Exhibition.

For those who are interested in the wide range of artworks housed in Towner’s collection store, there is also a five- week course starting on February 26 called The Collection at Towner.