Saturday, October 22, 2011
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne BN21 4JJ
South East England

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes”, Marcel Proust. Six artists from Blue Monkey Network have been given the unique opportunity to curate an exhibition of works from the Towner Collection at Towner.A painter, a printmaker, a sculptor, a photographer, a ceramicist and an installation artist, the group reflects the breadth of contemporary artistic practice locally. Inspired by the Marcel Proust quote, they followed their own voyage of discovery to create a diverse display that leads the visitor on a journey into the collection, its artists and their processes.The exhibition includes etchings by Picasso, teacup designs and woodblocks by Eric Ravilious and a film piece by Tacita Dean. Also on display are works by founder of the British pop art movement Eduardo Paolozzi, Turner Prize winner Grayson Perry, ceramics by Quentin Bell and much more. The works on show range from painting and printmaking to ceramics and photography – all selected from Towner’s internationally renowned permanent collection.New Eyes is curated by Paul Bartholomew, Sally Colledge, Sheila Hay, Axel Hesslenberg, Cat Ingrams and Nikki Davidson-Bowman.