Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship

27 May 2017 – 17 Sep 2017

Cost of entry

Tickets: £8 / £7 concessions
Free entry for Towner Members

Towner Art Gallery

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • The 3 (local service) and 12A (from Brighton) stop near the Winter Gardens on Carlisle Rd.
  • Eastbourne Train Station

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English Artist Designers 1922 – 1942


This exhibition of the artist and designer Eric Ravilious (1903-1942), coincides with the 75th anniversary of his death. It explores the significant relationships and working collaborations between Ravilious and an important group of friends and affiliates, including Paul and John Nash, Enid Marx, Barnett Freedman, Tirzah Garwood, Edward Bawden, Thomas Hennell, Douglas Percy Bliss, Peggy Angus, Helen Binyon, and Diana Low.

Showing at Towner from May to September 2017, the exhibition will include many of Ravilious’ key works shown alongside both well-known and less seen works by his contemporaries, including work by each artist that has never before been exhibited publically.

Based on new research and telling a story that has never been told before, this exhibition will focus chronologically on key moments when the work and careers of these artists coincided, overlapped or was particularly pertinent to the others, such as their time at the Royal College of Art, the 1927 St George’s exhibition, their time spent at Furlongs and Newhaven in Sussex, and their various roles in the Second World War.

The exhibition will represent the wide range of media in which the artists worked, from watercolours to woodcuts, lithographic prints, book jackets and illustrations, patterned papers, and wallpaper and fabric design.

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Andy Friend

Exhibiting artists

Enid Marx

Tirzah Garwood

Thomas Hennell

John Nash

Peggy Angus

Diana Low

Barnett Freedman

Edward Bawden

Douglas Percy Bliss

Helen Binyon

Paul Nash


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