Applications open for Towner’s annual Open exhibition Sussex Open 2017

March 2, 2017

Towner Art Gallery’s annual Open exhibition is to be re-launched in 2017 as Sussex Open with artists from both East and West Sussex invited to participate.

Sussex Open 2017 will bring together emerging and established artists from across Sussex, offering artists and gallery visitors a unique opportunity to present and view works by artists at every level of their career.

The panel who will be responsible for selecting the work in this year’s exhibition are Turner Prize shortlisted photographer and filmmaker Richard Billingham; Rosie Cooper, Head of Exhibitions at De la Warr Pavilion, and Towner’s own Head of Exhibitions Brian Cass.

Artists who have previously exhibited work in Towner’s Open exhibition have gone on to be selected for John Moore’s Painting Prize, the Jerwood Drawing Prize, the BFI Film Festival in the experimental film category and have been shortlisted for the Mark Tanner Sculpture Prize.

Work for consideration by this year’s panel of selectors must be submitted by 4pm on April 30 via

Event: Sussex Open 2017

Where: Towner Art Gallery, Devonshire Park, College Rd, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ

When: July 22 – October 1, 2017

Cost: Free entry