Hastings Contemporary champions modern and contemporary art. An ambitious programme of temporary exhibitions includes work by important Modern British artists, internationally celebrated artists, and emerging practitioners. Since opening (as Jerwood Gallery) nine years ago, the gallery has developed a reputation for its focus on painting and on Modern British art. The gallery sits among Hastings’s famous net huts, overlooking the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe.
Designed by HAT Projects, the building has won several architectural awards, including a RIBA National Award, a Civic Trust Award and a Sussex Heritage Trust Award, and reached the mid list for the Stirling Prize.
QUENTIN BLAKE: WE LIVE IN WORRYING TIMES
Sir Quentin Blake returned to Hastings Contemporary on 27 May 2021 with a brand new series of drawings, Hand in Hand, added to exhibition We Live in Worrying Times.
SEASIDE MODERN: ART AND LIFE ON THE BEACH
Open until 31 October 2021
With staycations booming and forecasters predicting a surge in the popularity of traditional seaside resorts, curator James Russell takes a fresh look at the popularity of the British seaside in the first half of the 20th century.
Workers took advantage of their newly-gained holidays to flock to the coasts, and young sophisticates cast aside Victorian attitudes to nudity and donned fashionable beachwear. Through their own exploration of the landscapes and inhabitants of the seashore, artists established the British beach as an essential site of the development of Modern British art.
This lively exhibition will feature work by major modern British artists including Paul Nash, LS Lowry, Eileen Agar and Laura Knight, as well as advertising posters and archive photographs.
Education Futures Trust is excited to be partnering with Hastings Contemporary to open ‘The Drift’, a community café encapsulating ‘the art of community’.
The Drift will provide a safe working environment for adults and young people who, with the support of Education Futures Trust staff, will learn new skills, gain valuable experience, and unlock their potential.
As part of a commitment to minimising food waste, The Drift will use FareShare products to provide daily specials.
This new and ground-breaking partnership will start small and gradually build to provide a full menu. To start with, gallery members and visitors will be able to choose from a menu including quality coffee, handmade cakes, and a range of savoury light bites.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|10 or more||£6.00 per ticket|
|10 or more in a group||£5.50 per ticket|
|16 and under||Free|
|60 and over with gift aid||£8.00 per ticket|
|60 and over without gift aid||£7.00 per ticket|
|Art Fund Members with gift aid||£4.50 per ticket|
|Art fund members without gift aid||£4.00 per ticket|
|Free entry to Carers supporting disabled visitors||Free|
|Hastings Borough Council Residents proof of add. required||£4.00 per ticket|
|Jerwood Gallery Members||Free|
|Students, Disabled, Unemployed - proof required||£6.00 per ticket|
|With gift aid||£9.00 per ticket|
|Without gift aid||£8.00 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
Hastings Contemporary is just off the A259 on Rock-a-Nore Road, 62 miles from London. The A21, which runs between London and Hastings provides easy access into the centre of Hastings.
By Bus - Hastings and St. Leonards are served by the Stagecoach bus company who run regular bus services in the town. By Rail - Regular train services run from London Victoria and London Charing Cross to Hastings. Direct trains to Hastings from Brighton and Ashford International.
|2021 opening times (7 June 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
|Monday - Tuesday||Closed|
|Wednesday - Sunday||11:00||- 17:00|
* Unless you are a Hastings Contemporary member, we strongly recommend booking your tickets before arriving at the gallery.
Gallery capacity is currently limited and we strongly recommend booking in advance.
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