Hastings Contemporary

Hastings Contemporary reopening 27 May

We are delighted to announce that the gallery will reopen on Thursday 27 May 2021 with a brand new summer exhibition, Seaside Modern: Art and Life on the Beach, curated by James Russell.

“I am thrilled to be bringing Seaside Modern to Hastings Contemporary: the perfect venue for an exhibition celebrating art and life on the beach. During the twentieth century the seaside inspired fabulous works of art by LS Lowry, Eric Ravilious, Barbara Hepworth and countless others. But this exhibition also celebrates the social revolution that gave millions of people the opportunity to enjoy their day at the beach. As we emerge from lockdown, Seaside Modern will serve as a timely reminder that life really can be fun.”

James Russell

Booking for Seaside Modern is not yet available – more information to follow shortly


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We are delighted that Project Art Works @projectar We are delighted that Project Art Works @projectartworks have been shortlisted for The Turner Prize.

It has been a joy to have them producing such exceptional work at Hastings Contemporary and we are thrilled that they have been recognised by such a prestigious art award and are looking forward to our future collaborations in the coming months.

Project Art Works are a collective of neurodiverse artists and makers based in Hastings.

Neurodiversity is defined as autistic or other neurologically atypical patterns of thought or behaviour.

They explore art through collaborative practice with, for and by neurominorities - and their work appears in exhibitions, events, films and online.

Their recent film, Illuminating the Wilderness, followed members of the collective and their families and carers exploring a remote Scottish glen.

The jury praised their continuing work at Hastings Contemporary, where passers-by could continue to view work in lockdown by looking through the windows of the closed gallery.

📷 Part of the Project Art Works Collective, Hastings Contemporary, May 2021 © Project Art Works

#TurnerPrize #ProjectArtWorks #NeurodiverseArtists #ContemporaryArt #VisualArt #DisabilityArtsOnline #DisabilityArts #Disability #Arts #DisabledArtists #Artist #ArtsNews #Hastings #hastingscontemporary
Thank you for the recommendation @artlyst "As Mu Thank you for the recommendation @artlyst 

"As Museums and Galleries plan their reopenings after the current Covid restrictions and the public plan their Summer staycations, Artlyst has put together a selection of exhibitions throughout the country to get you through the season."

Seaside Modern opens at Hastings Contemporary on Thursday 27 May. 

See our latest story to read the full article and follow link in bio to find out more about the Seaside Modern exhibition curated by @jamesrussell66

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Sir Quentin Blake’s We Live in Worrying Times re Sir Quentin Blake’s We Live in Worrying Times returns for Hastings Contemporary’s reopening this month on Thursday 27 May.

This timely body of work is as raw, original and unlikely as anything @quentinblakehq has produced in eight decades of creativity. A brand new collection of work, Hand in Hand, will also be on display from 27 May 2021.

See our latest story to find out more or follow link in bio and visit our EXHIBITIONS page. 
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#Repost @drawinglifeuk ・・・ “Sixty Seconds #Repost @drawinglifeuk
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“Sixty Seconds in the Studio” ⏱🎨

Today’s video features artist @oliver_j_crowther in his studio. Watch as he takes a completely different approach to our #DrawingLifeSketchbook, incorporating a range of medias to create his final work. To watch more from the series, visit our YouTube channel to see more artists use our sketchbook (link in the bio). 

Thank you to @sussexgiving for funding this series and for their continued support.

#drawinglife #artist #lifedrawing #dementiadrawing #lockdownart #lockdowndrawing #dementiaart #dementiafriends #artsfordementia #sketchbook #lockdownsketching #philanthropy #community #carers #caregivers #careinthecommunity #olivercrowther #olivercrotherartist
Happy May Day 💚 #Repost @1066country ・・・ Happy May Day 💚

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Happy May Day one and all!  @hastingsjackinthegreen may not be live on our streets this year, but check out the fun on their Facebook and Instagram and follow the action from your gardens...or pub gardens.

Hastings Traditional Jack in the Green 
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#hastings 
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#sussex
#lovewhereyoulive 
#lovesoutheastengland 
#escapetheeveryday
There is still time to apply for one of the vacanc There is still time to apply for one of the vacancies currently available at Hastings Contemporary.

We are looking for Operations Manager
and Head of Partnership and Engagement.

Closing date is next Thursday 6 May.

Please follow link in bio to find out more.

#hastingscontemporary  #artonsea #artsjobs
Join us tomorrow at 2pm for the digital launch of Join us tomorrow at 2pm for the digital launch of England's Creative Coast. The event will feature an overview of the 'Waterfronts' project which will showcase seven outdoor artworks across East Sussex, Kent and Essex, and the world's first art GeoTour. 

Thursday 29 April at 2pm
Book via link in bio ⬆️
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Image: Digital render for ‘Seawall’, Andreas Angelidakis’s @angelidakis Waterfronts commission for Hastings. To open to the public with Hastings Contemporary on Saturday 29 May 2021. © Andreas Angelidakis. Courtesy of England’s Creative Coast.
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