Following the success of the Brewers Towner Commission, Brewers are delighted to once again support Towner with their new biennial exhibition of contemporary art; Towner International. Following an open call, 24 artists have been selected by an esteemed panel including Polly Staple (Director of Collections, Tate Britain), Turner Prize nominated artist Mike Nelson, and Noelle Collins (Curator, Towner Eastbourne).The Brewers Award of £10,000, sponsored by Brewers Decorator Centres, will be given to one of the exhibiting artists along with mentoring from the Towner team.
Mark Brewer, Chairman, Brewers Decorator Centres, said, “The Brewers Award represents our ongoing commitment to the arts scene not just locally in our home county of Sussex, but both nationally and internationally too. After the success of the Brewers Towner Commission, Dance Diagonal, we’re delighted to once again work with Towner Eastbourne on a programme that celebrates a diverse range of art across various media. The Brewers Award aims to recognise and encourage the exceptional skill that will soon be on display at Towner International.”
Ten artists have been chosen from the regions of Sussex, Kent & Hampshire, ten from elsewhere across the UK and four from international locations. The exhibition will explore how artistic communities are recording and responding to the economic, political and environmental changes that are unfolding across the world today. These themes will be explored through work in a wide range of mediums from photography and moving image to sculpture, installation, ceramics, painting and print.
Towner International will be on view at Towner Eastbourne from 6th October to 10th January 2021. During this time, The Brewers Award will be announced so watch this space for more updates.
Adam Chodzko, Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Alexi Marshall, Arpita Shah, Ayo Akingbade, Benedict Drew, Carla Wright, Ian Land, Jack Shearing, Joe Packer, Jonathan Baldock, Julia Crabtree and William Evans, Maeve Brennan, Marianne Fahmy, Mohammed Sami, Mu-Tien Tammy Ho, Omar Vega Macotela, Paul Becker, Rita Evans, Ryan Orme, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Sherko Abbas, Stuart Middleton