Towner’s 10th Anniversary External Artwork

Lothar Goetz

German artist Lothar Götz will transform the exterior walls of Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne, into a large-scale, colourful
geometric mural this summer.

Götz, who is based in the U.K., was chosen from 60 artists and designers from an open call for The Brewers Towner Commission to create an artwork to mark the 10th anniversary of the gallery’s move from its original home in Eastbourne’s Old Town. Drawing on its architecture, angles and unique exterior recesses and alcoves, Götz’s mural – his largest to date – will envelop the length and width of three sides of the award-winning building.

Götz’s work – typically large-scale paintings, drawings and installations that respond to existing architectural structures – has included commissions for South Bank Centre, London (2014) and Leeds Art Gallery (2017). This will be his first major public commission on the south coast and the first time an artist has been commissioned to create an artwork for Towner’s exterior.

The Brewers Towner Commission will be rendered in the artist’s signature style using paint supplied by Brewers Decorator
Centres, a national company founded and based in Eastbourne. The commission, which coincides with the launch of the
£54m redevelopment of Eastbourne’s Devonshire Quarter, will be in situ for one year.