Suddenly this wonderful mural appears … marking the building’s tenth anniversary, when the new Towner art gallery opened.
|On the west side looking north towards the admin buildings|
of Devonshire Park - painting still in progress
More views and details to follow.
|Manor House in Gildredge Park|
The collections had previously been housed in Manor Gardens …
|The Towner before the mural|
... and were moved to their new home in this purpose built facility - adjacent to theatreland – a ball-boy’s throw to the seafront, and overlooking Devonshire Park …
|Looking west - the Downs just visible in the background|
(front of Congress Theatre and Welcome building - both
revamped this year; Eastbourne College (school) the white
building in the middle of the photo - part of their
new extensions visible here.
I’m showing some views of the preparations for the pre-Wimbledon tennis tournament - that’s held here every year … with some annotations …
|Taken from the school's wall - looking east ...|
and back entrances to Theatre and Gallery
I met the Muralist from the London Mural Company, who was painting the design …
|Back of gallery and theatre - the mural is a wrap-around|
(How they did it will be interesting to find out -
architecturally it's an interesting building
... and in two week’s there’s a talk by the artist/designer, so I’ll be giving you an update ...
|Green green grass of home -|
mowing preparations before Park
is transformed for the tennis
… and letting you know some ‘funny’ stories that have come about …
|Preparations almost ready - this was the 20th|
(taken from the Art Gallery's cafe area)
The photos are mine – the professional ones of the Gallery I'll post shortly; we've had reasonable and good weather: interspersed this week with some mega storms - Wednesday we had over 1,000 lightning strikes – it was impressive! Mind you I slept through most of it!
|View towards seafront beyond the trees|
(the south end of Carlisle Road ... I call the road diagonal alley)
I now hope the rain has left for Spain … and we have a beautiful three weeks of English lawn tennis … strawberries and cream, sunshine, as well as excellent sport …
|Back of the theatre complex - listed buildings|
(far left the Victorian Devonshire Park and Winter Garden
with the modern Congress Theatre, 'against' which the
Towner Art Gallery was built ten years ago)
Have very happy 2019 summers everyone … on this the longest day of the year …
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