Turner Prize at the Towner Gallery Eastbourne

The Inclusive Practice Partnership Scheme took a group of students from the School of Art and Media on a trip to the EastbourneTowner in Eastbourne which is hosting the Turner Prize 2023, the world’s leading prize for contemporary art. One of the best-known prizes for the visual arts in the world, the Turner Prize aims to promote public debate around new developments in contemporary British art. Artists selected for this year and on show at the Towner Gallery are Barbara Walker, Ghislaine Leung, Jesse Darling and Rory Pilgrim.

Photograph of exhibit
Barbara Walker, ‘Burden of Proof’, 2022. Installation View at Sharjah Biennial 15, Old Diwan Al Amiri, 2023. Commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation with the support of The Whitworth, The University of Manchester. Photo: Danko Stjepanovic.

The visit extended through the town of Eastbourne to see a selection of other exhibits in Eastbourne as part of the Eastbourne Alive programme by the Devonshire Collective, which is running alongside the Turner Prize show. https://townereastbourne.org.uk/whats-on/eastbourne-alive

We also won a huge bear at the Eastbourne Pier exhibit by Rottingdean Bazaar

Photograph of people on the pier
IPP trip photograph by Mylinh Nguyen

Outside of the Towner Gallery in Devonshire Gardens is an installation of Michael Rakowitz’ sculpture which was made for the 4th Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Photograph of sculpture
Michael Rakowitz, The invisible enemy should not exist (Lamassu of Nineveh), 2018. Installation view, Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London. Photo: Gautier DeBlonde, Courtesy the Mayor of London


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