Presented for the first time in our Second Floor Gallery, East Sussex Open 2016 offers artists and gallery visitors a unique opportunity to present and view works by artists at every level of their career, from new talent to established figures.
The 70 artists in this year’s exhibition have been selected by a judging panel consisting of Jenni Lomax, Director of Camden Arts Centre, visual artist Melanie Manchot and Towner’s Head of Exhibitions Brian Cass.
Artists who have previously exhibited work in East Sussex Open have gone on to be selected for John Moore’s Painting Prize, the Jerwood Drawing Towner is 10 minute walk / 5 minute taxi ride from Eastbourne station.
Maybe because the building is part of a terrace of properties, Beamsley Hall has somewhat of a two-dimensional feel to it.
The structure was executed in red brick, which the painted white surface today largely obscures.
While Methodism in England underwent some re-alignment in the 1920s, having as part of its effect, a change in the use of some buildings, yet it is significant that Beamsley Hall's change of use from Methodist to Anglican occurred some decades before these changes to some Methodist circuits.
Much of Methodism was strongly influenced by the Wesley Brothers, and, although in Eastbourne South Street Church inherited the Methodist outlook of George Whitfield and the Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion, it would strongly seem that Beamsley Hall, when operating prior to 1904 as a Methodist congregation, would have been firmly in a Wesleyan alignment.
March 4, 2016 itself, notable sights include: Beachy Head and lighthouse, which lie within the town's limits; the Pier, the Promenade, the Martello Wish Tower, and the Redoubt Fortress attract many summer visitors; the Town Hall is architecturally distinguished; Sovereign Harbour is reputed to be Europe's largest marina; there are many fine examples of ecclesiastical architecture (the links, below, have also been chosen to demonstrate something of this).
At : 146 kilometres.) For access by road, take M25/M23/A23/A27.
There are rail links to Eastbourne from London Victoria railroad station. Please check with the airline or your travel agent for up to date information.
Our Open exhibition brings together the best artists from across the East Sussex region – from Rye to Eastbourne to Brighton & Hove.
Dating from 1886, this building is a former Methodist chapel.