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image for Exhibition item typeEdward Stott: A Master of Colour and Atmosphere at Towner Art Gallery

Art Exhibition, Fri 25 May - Sun 16 Sep 2018, £7

Edward Stott - Washing Day

Edward Stott - Washing Day


Towner Art Gallery

01323 434670


Devonshire Park,
College Road,
East Sussex,
BN21 4JJ


2018 marks the centenary of the death of Edward Stott (1855-1918), an artist described as ‘the poet-painter of the twilight’. To mark this occasion and celebrate his work, Towner is presenting a long overdue exhibition of paintings from across Stott’s lengthy career. The exhibition, which brings together a large body of Stott’s paintings for the first time in over 40 years, includes a number of works from Towner’s own permanent collection, as well as a selection of loans from national institutions including The Royal Academy, Manchester Art Gallery, Touchstones in Rochdale, and The National Trust.

Towner’s Head of Collections Sara Cooper has curated A Master of Colour and Atmosphere alongside renowned Stott expert, Dr Valerie Webb, whose book of the same name will accompany the exhibition.

The strength of Stott’s work is in his atmospheric and poetic depictions of rural scenes. Whilst he did not paint his canvases outdoors in true plein-air fashion, he did sketch in pencil, chalk and pastels in the open air, making written notes on the weather, light and colour, which he would then use to produce paintings in his studio. A Master of Colour and Atmosphere includes a selection of these sketches as well as the paintings themselves, giving visitors an insight into Stott’s process and working methods.

Edward Stott: A Master of Colour & Atmosphere follows Towner’s acclaimed 2017 summer exhibition Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship, whose accompanying book by Andy Friend was named ‘art book of the year’ in The Sunday Times.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 25 May - Sun 16 Sep 2018 10:00 to 17:00
Closed Mondays


Exhibition entry: £5
Exhibition entry with Gift Aid: £7
Concession: £4
Concession with Gift Aid: £6
FREE for Towner Members & under 18s

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 25 May - Sun 16 Sep Edward Stott: A Master of Colour and Atmosphere
Sat 2 Jun - Sun 30 Sep At Altitude
Sat 2 Jun - Sun 30 Sep Omer Fast: 5000 Feet is the Best
Sat 21 Jul - Sun 30 Sep Sussex Open 2018
Thu 23 Aug Film – Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Sat 25 Aug Film: Mary Shelley



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Map reference: OA 611838  Lat: 50.76272 Long: 0.28297

Towner is 10 minute walk / 5 minute taxi ride from Eastbourne station. Follow Gildredge Road, cross over South Street and Furness Road, and continue on to College Road. Towner is situated at the end of the road at the left, where College Road meets Carlisle Road.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Eastbourne station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality