Towner Eastbourne


Brewers Towner International – open call to artists

Brewers Towner International is an open call exhibition that will take place at Towner Eastbourne in 2022, featuring both British and International artists.

The Brewers Towner Award of £10,000, sponsored by Brewers Decorator Centres, will be awarded to one of the exhibiting artists. Towner is inviting artists to submit works for consideration through an online Open Call process, which is now open!

Submissions from professional artists working in all media, including – but not restricted to – painting, drawing, print, sculpture, sound, performance, photography, film and installation are welcome.
There is no cost to enter, and all exhibiting artists will receive a fee of £350. Submissions can be made by artists working across the UK and internationally, at least one third of exhibiting artists will be selected from Towner’s coastal region – being born or based in Sussex, Kent and Hampshire.

⁠Towner International 2020, Installation View. Photo by Rob Harris

While this is primarily an opportunity to present work within Towner’s gallery spaces, site specific and off-site installations in the Eastbourne area will also be considered.
An esteemed panel of guest judges including Sepake Angiama (Director, Iniva), Elizabeth Price (Turner Prize winning artist), and Noelle Collins (Exhibitions & Offsite Curator, Towner) will select artists for the exhibition.

This year Towner invites submissions that explore the theme of SANCTUARY – which can be interpreted as a physical space, a place offering safe haven, asylum or refuge; it can be understood as an area or environment where endangered species are protected, diverse ecosystems flourish and wildlife is preserved; it can also suggest a space of the imagination, a meditative mental space of solace and respite from the exterior world.

Submission deadline is 5pm GMT Monday 31st January 2022. Visit to read the submission guidelines or as a PDF download.

pictured at top: Benedict Drew, The Bad Feel Loops, from the exhibition Towner International 2020. 
Photo by Rob Harris

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