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

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

credit: Eva Eastman

credit: Eva Eastman

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.

credit: Pete Jones

credit: Pete Jones

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 30 April via

credit: Pete Jones

credit: Pete Jones

Sussex Open 2017 will be shown at Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne from 22 July – 1 October 2017. Admission is free.

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