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Explore the best art galleries and events in the south

Link up your gallery visits by train and explore some of the UK's most exciting art exhibits. Here's our guide to the must-visit art destinations on the Southern network.

The Turner Prize event

Established in 1984, the Turner Prize is one of the best-known prizes for the visual arts world and is awarded to a British artist for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation of their work in the previous twelve months.

For the first time, the Turner Prize is coming to Sussex for 2023. Towner Eastbourne is hosting this prestigious event from 28 September 2023 to 14 April 2024 as the centrepiece of their centenary celebrations. The exhibition is free to attend and the announcement of the winner of the Turner Prize will be on 5 December 2023. Shortlisted artists include Barbara Walker, Ghislaine Leung, Jesse Darling, and Rory Pilgrim.

Getting there

Eastbourne is the nearest station and a 15 min walk to Towner Eastbourne. If you are travelling from London, book an Advance ticket from just £6*, or if you are coming from the South Coast and travelling with friends or family, you can save 34% on a GroupSave ticket*.

The Coastal Culture Trail

The Coastal Culture Trail culturally connects 18 miles of sweeping Sussex coastline. Discover art galleries in Bexhill and Hastings whilst exploring the landscapes of South Downs National Park, award-winning vineyards, local shops, and independent restaurants with a choice of fantastic places to stay. All these destinations are easily accessible with regular train services so you can have a fun, cultural weekend exploring the region.

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Discover the Coastal Culture Trail

Book your train tickets with Southern to Eastbourne, Bexhill and Hastings, and discover the Coastal Culture Trail.