Eastbourne’s Towner Art Gallery is inviting proposals from artists and designers for an art commission that will transform the exterior of the gallery building with an exceptional wall painting. The Brewers Towner Commission is part of a year long programme celebrating ten years in the Towner building, which opened in 2009 after the gallery moved from its original home in Eastbourne’s Old Town.
The Brewers Towner Commission is a painted commission that will encompass all rendered facades of the award-winning building, which was designed by Rick Mather Architects. This exciting public artwork will be made possible with the support of Brewers Decorator Centres, with the company aiming to spark conversation and support artistic practice in Eastbourne, where the company is based, and beyond.
Submissions can be made until the deadline of 30 December at towner.gallery/OpenCall.
The successful artist, designer or collective will be announced in February 2019. They will be awarded a fee of £5,000 and their proposal will be realised by a team of experienced scenic artists during the spring of 2019, with an official launch of the public artwork taking place in May 2019.
Image: Towner Art Gallery building. Photo: Rob Walker.