Out of Hours: 'Sedibeng, it comes with the rain' & 'Iris', Blue Monkey Network


Thursday, 22nd August, 6.00pm – 8.00pm at

Towner, Devonshire Park, College Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ
Blue Monkey members FREE. Non-members £5


Refreshments will be available (contributions welcome) or feel free to bring a bottle.

Thanks to our special relationship with Towner, we are pleased to be able to enjoy an exclusive out of hours viewing of Towner’s current exhibitions, Dineo Seshee Bopape: Sedibeng, it comes with the rain and Phoebe Unwin, Iris

Born and based in South Africa, Dineo Seshee Bopape addresses politics, race, spirituality, gender and sexuality in her ambitious large-scale installations which are created using sound, found objects and moving image.

Phoebe Unwin’s Iris takes its name from the artist’s late maternal grandmother and reflects on  ideas surrounding how the iris works, moving from the intimate and unspoken to the communal, stretching to different times, reflective of the nature of painting itself. Unwin’s paintings are rooted in personal experience, with each becoming a distinct exploration in the physical and emotive aspects of looking.

The event will be led by Stephanie Sutton. Steph is working with Judith to develop Blue Monkey Network’s future events programme and will take over as Network Organiser in 2020. Steph will lead an informal tour of these two exciting exhibitions and will present a personal response to the works on show.

Steph is a freelance curator and researcher, working across art, design and architecture. She has worked professionally within the visual arts for over 12 years, specialising in archives, curating, public programming and research, working with organisations including The Wellcome Collection, RIBA, Camden Arts Centre, V&A Museum of Childhood and Tate Library and Archive.