April 23, 2009
The Gentleman’s Resort
The recession is great. At long last we appreciate what we’ve got. Eastbourne has recently seen the opening of the Towner Art Gallery. It’s taken some time to come to fruitition, but has been well worth waiting for. This is how the Guardian describe it: ‘The architects have proved that a modern building can be a good neighbour to the “gentlemanly” seaside town. They have understood that Eastbourne, especially with the South Downs’ new national park status and the revival of English seaside holidays, is likely to become more popular than it has been in many years. They have not tried to mimic Brighton, and they have shown that a small, thoroughly thought-through art gallery can look beyond the South Downs to the world of the artistic imagination. Mather has brought the spirit of the south coast – its light, its moods, its sense of infinite reach and boundless possilibities – right into the heart of Eastbourne.’
Why not come and see for yourself?