Due to the coronavirus some of our exhibition dates have had to be changed. We hope to update our exhibition programme soon.
ONLINE EXHIBITION NOW OPEN! Sir Quentin Blake returns to Hastings Contemporary with a prophetic show of new drawings, paintings, and a large-scale mural he has described as ‘his Guernica’, as raw, original and unlikely as anything he has produced in his eight decades of artistic creativity.
View this exhibition via robot! See Robot Tours for booking enquiries. The Age of Turmoil features work by three ground-breaking Modern British artists: Edward Burra (1905-1976), Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) and Graham Sutherland (1903-1980). Painted between the mid-1930s and the late 1950s, the works share a sense of the anxiety …
Anne Ryan is a contemporary artist creating highly coloured, constructed paintings that focus on figures engaged in a variety of activities – her subjects dance, party, pose and generally indulge themselves in scenarios that draw on diverse sources from visual culture and the world around her.
Anne Ryan has curated The Studio at 4 a.m. for Hastings Contemporary, showcasing work by eight exciting contemporary artists: Anna Brass, Frances Burden, Andrew Child, Freya Guest, Xiao-Yang Li, Aimee Parrott, Ross Taylor and Rebecca Truscott-Elves.
Coming to Hastings Contemporary later in 2020. Victor Pasmore (born Chelsham, Surrey, 3 December 1908, died Gudja, Malta, 23 January 1998) was one of the greatest British artists of his generation. His pioneering development of abstract art is considered one of the most significant achievements in 20th century British art.
Coming soon to Hastings Contemporary – date to be confirmed. For The Court of Redonda, UK painter and printmaker Stephen Chambers has conjured a cast of 101 imaginary courtiers, much like the court or ancestral portraits of the “great white male” that adorn the walls of Europe’s highest institutions. But this is not your typical court.
Forthcoming exhibition: date to be confirmed. Hastings Contemporary will present a special exhibition of new and unseen work from distinguished alumni and friends who have exhibited with or supported us since we first opened our doors as Jerwood Gallery in 2012. Alumni include Maggi Hambling, Keith Tyson, Ansel Krut, Rose Wylie, Roy Oxlade, Mark Wallinger, Chantal Joffe, Stephen Chambers, Stephen Snoddy, Rachel Howard, Jeffery Camp, and more.
Forthcoming exhibition – date to be confirmed. Hastings Contemporary – situated on the fishing beach and close to the Shipwreck Museum – provides a perfect setting for several large shipwreck paintings and a series of extraordinary watercolours by Cecily Brown.
Forthcoming exhibition – date to be confirmed. Varda Caivano’s paintings are ‘an inquiry into the practice of painting performed over time’, rewarding the viewer with ever-unfurling nuances that shift and grow, appear then disappear, whilst actively resisting the arrival of any fixed style, mood or meaning.
Exhibition postponed until Spring/Summer 2021. Uniquely combining a wide-ranging survey Modern British art with an extraordinary period of social history, this exuberant anthology show brings together a half century of artistic experimentation on the seaside – from Paul Nash to LS Lowry, and from Barbara Hepworth to Eric Ravilious – alongside archive photos and advertising posters, making a lasting case for the beach and lido as unsung sites of the modernist movement, as integral to the development of modern British art as the cafes and arcades of London and Paris.
Exhibition postponed until Spring/Summer 2021. Hastings Contemporary presents historic and new work from the internationally acclaimed American artist, Eric Fischl, the first solo public gallery show in the UK of Fischl’s work since 1985.
Exhibition postponed until 2021. Part of England’s Creative Coast Waterfronts series of public sculpture commissions, Seawall by Andreas Angelidakis considers the encroaching ocean and the ongoing discussion around climate change, coastal erosion and the physical and political impact this has on a place as inspiration for his new work.
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Previous exhibitions have featured artists including Ansel Krut, Balraj Khanna, Barbara Walker, Basil Beattie, Chantal Joffe, Dame Paula Rego, Gary Hume, Gillian Ayres, Gus Cummins, Ibrahim el Salahi, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Jeffery Camp, Keith Tyson, Maggi Hambling, Marcus Harvey, Mark Wallinger, Dame Paula Rego, Sir Quentin Blake, Rachel Howard, Rose Wylie and Sarah Lucas.
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