Hastings Contemporary

Celebrating 10 years of bringing the best modern and contemporary art to Hastings



Wednesday – Sunday
11am – 5pm
(last entry 4.30pm)

Children visit FREE

up to four under-18s with any adult ticket or membership

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Hastings Contemporary is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers who assist visitors in exhibition spaces and public programme activities.

If you enjoy working with people, want to learn more about contemporary art, and feel empowered by giving something back, then volunteering at Hastings Contemporary is for you.

Please check our website for the latest opportunities to join our vibrant team of like-minded people who share the love of art and enjoy exclusive benefits.

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📢 NEW exhibition announcement

Hurvin Anderson: Barbershop

This coming autumn, Hastings Contemporary will present a major solo exhibition of paintings and drawings by Hurvin Anderson, including new works. The exhibition will focus on Anderson’s Barbershop series as a lens through which to understand Anderson’s wider practice and unique sense of history, memory and place.

Anderson first painted a Birmingham-based barbershop in 2006. For more than 15 years, Anderson has repeatedly reworked the same barbershop in a multitude of ways to experiment with key concerns in modern and contemporary painting, such as the tension between abstraction and figuration, and the painterly possibilities of capturing memories and experiences. By deconstructing and recreating the scene with objects derived from photographic documentation, Anderson explores the resonance of an image, raising questions about seeing, history, authenticity and the nature of experience.

To reveal Anderson’s creative process, a section of the exhibition will evoke his studio, displaying the sketches and drawings from his planning stages, 3D models he has made of the barbershop, and objects and archival material he has sourced to reconstruct the scene.

17 November 2023 – 3 March 2024

Organised by @hepworthwakefield in collaboration with Hastings Contemporary and @kistefos Norway.

Visit EXHIBITIONS page via link in bio to find out more.

📷 Hurvin Anderson, Flat Top, 2008.
© Hurvin Anderson. Courtesy the artist and Thomas Dane Gallery. Photo: Hugh Kelly


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During our Wednesday BRILLS art session for 5 - 10 year olds, artist Cathy Dart and the children used wax rubbings and wax resist techniques to create portraits.

This is the final result 👏

Visit the EVENTS page via link in bio to find out more about our fun art activities for children and young people.


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