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“Peggy Angus Collection”
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Towner Art Gallery
Ranked #8 of 59 things to do in Eastbourne
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Owner description: Towner is an award-winning contemporary art gallery and museum for South East England. We present major exhibitions of UK and international contemporary art – and as a museum, we also have a renowned collection of art from across the ages. Learning and participation are at the heart of what we do. We pride ourselves on providing an outstanding visitor experience – our staff are always happy to talk with you! “One of the most creative and brilliantly run institutions in visual arts anywhere” – Laura Cumming, The Observer
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Went to the opening of the new Peggy Angus collection. Quite a revelation of a local but little known influential artist and designer and teacher .
The Towner became an Independent Trust on July 1st 2014 with Trustee Chairman being David Dimbleby.
Peggy Angus: Designer, Teacher, Painter
12 July - 21 September 2014 (ticketed) Exhibitions Gallery – Second Floor

In this large-scale exhibition, Towner will bring together the wide range of work by the influential and inspirational artist and designer Peggy Angus.

Born in 1904 in Chile, Angus moved to London with her family when she was a young child. At just 17, she won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art based on her accomplished illustrations. Fellow students included Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman and Percy Horton.

In 1933 Peggy moved into Furlongs, on the Sussex Downs near Lewes, and her home became a meeting place and creative hub for Ravilious, John Piper and many others, who, as well as creating their own work, were invited to contribute to the interior decoration of the house itself. Throughout her life, she was an important mentor, teacher and collaborator for a great number of artists.

The exhibition includes her early illustrations, portraits and landscape paintings,
and her Modernist design work with wallpapers and tiles.


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Reviewed 11 July 2014

I popped into the towner to check out the views from the cafe! Its true you can see the tennis from there, great when the tournament is on. I nipped into the loo, a very handy facility. Now the gallery...well l was a tad dissapointed. When l went there was a Morris Dancing exhibition on, twas ok, but l did feel as if l was being watched by the staff. I feel as if there is alot of wasted space in the gallery, lots of empty walls along the corridors. To me, a place like this should stimulate at every turn. I will go in again and give it another chance, well it is free, and see what difference time makes.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014

Popped in recently to pay a visit to the new "Urban Ground café"-excellent and a very welcome addition

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

We always try to visit the Towner when we go to Eastbourne. As ever, there is a great exhibition at the moment, and the tea room on the top floor offers delicious refreshments and a terrace in the good weather.

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

The Eric Ravilious designs for ceramics was excellent as were the other displays. We also visited the Urban Ground coffee shop band enjoyed cheese paninis and plumb cake along with good coffee and hot chocolate. The coffee shop staff were very helpful and easy to deal with!

Thank Theron C
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