Art, seaside style

17May09

roof small 3439265170_8619bcd8c2-2I wrote recently about the Coastal Treasures project highlighting the architectural gems of Bexhill-on-Sea, St. Leonards-on-Sea and Hastings.

And now there’s another reason to consider the South Coast of England for the summer hols: the new Towner Gallery (web site pending) in Eastbourne, by Rick Mather Architects. The artists on show (on a rotating basis) incude Vanessa Bell, Anya Gallaccio, Henry Moore, Victor Passmore, Julian Opie, Tacita Dean, Olafur Eliasson – even Pablo Picasso. Jonathan Glancey, the Guardian’s architecture critic, describes Eastbourne as “the place to be beside the seaside”. You can read why here.

The photo, by Vicki Burton, shows the roof of Eastbourne Bandstand.



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