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image for Art Exhibition item typeThe Everyday and Extraordinary at Towner Art Gallery

Art Exhibition, Sat 29 Sep 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019, free entry

The Everyday and Extraordinary

The Everyday and Extraordinary

Contact

Towner Art Gallery

Address

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

Details

An Arts Council Collection National Partners Exhibition.
The notion of the found object as artistic material, content and subject-matter provides the inspiration for The Everyday and Extraordinary, an exhibition presenting a Wunderkammer of modern and contemporary artworks drawn from the Arts Council Collection. The show brings together a fusion of materials, processes and innovative ideas, celebrating the physicality of objects in this predominantly digital age.

Found objects or ‘objet trouvé’ provide infinite inspiration for artists. When, in 1913, Marcel Duchamp used a found object in his work, he introduced the term ‘ready-made’ to art. Whether modified, presented in a new context or left unchanged found objects have had an enduring impact on artistic practice, with artists appropriating and transforming objects in many ways to communicate particular ideas or concepts. Surrealists used ‘the everyday’ as an invocation of humour and satire whilst Pop Artists directly appropriated items from popular culture. Techniques of the ready-made continue to engage and inspire contemporary artists today.

In a bright, immersive and eclectic environment, The Everyday and Extraordinary celebrates the transformation of ordinary objects. Small objects and multiples are presented in a salon-style hang, combined with large sculpture and 2D works arranged as a ‘cabinet of curiosities’, evoking a sense of playfulness, excitement and wonder.

The Everyday and Extraordinary is a touring exhibition conceived by Birmingham Museums Trust, in partnership with Towner Art Gallery as part of the Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme 2016-19.

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
Sat 29 Sep 2018 - Sun 6 Jan 2019 10:00 to 17:00

Prices

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 29 Sep - Sun 6 Jan Ravilious Room
Sat 29 Sep - Sun 6 Jan The Everyday and Extraordinary
Sat 13 - Sun 28 Oct Film London Jarman Award 2018
Sat 13 Oct - Sun 27 Jan Simon Ling
Thu 18 Oct Film Screening: Whitney
Sat 20 - Sun 21 Oct Film Screening: Apostasy

Location

Directions

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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

Facilities

  • 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