Martyrs’ Gallery and Project Space

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Exhibition: Saturday 7 April – Friday 27 April, 12 noon–5pm (Thu–Sun)

In 2016, women’s art collective Now We Are 7, comprising artists Lyn Dale, Nikki Davidson-Bowman, Louise Michele Evans, Marie Ford, Stephanie Grainger, Jules Mitchell and Katy Oxborrow, set out on an experimental journey. Each artist made one piece of work and each month the work changed hands until each artist had contributed towards each piece. In a process of palimpsest, the work evolved or was reused or altered but potentially still bore visible traces of its earlier form. During the year of the project, the artists experienced their own changes and disruptions, in the form of relocation, separation, illness, loss and uncertainty. The result is a body of work that reflects themes of female identity, diversity and transition.

Wednesday 28 March, 6–8pm

Now We Are 7 lead Towner Gallery, Eastbourne’s monthly EXCHANGE event, discussing the Martyrs’ Gallery exhibition and the process of creating the work exhibited. For more information visit:

Friday 6 April, 6pm

Private View: Refreshments from 6pm.

Friday 13 & 27 March, 10am–12 noon

Martyrs’ Writing Group: Writers of fiction or non-fiction can use the gallery space free of charge for a calm, quiet, untutored drop-in session, inspired by the current exhibition (bring own materials and refreshments).

For more information about Now We Are 7, visit their website.

This exhibition was sponsored by a generous donation from the Chalk Cliff Trust.