Hastings Contemporary


Hastings Contemporary is currently closed to visitors, pending further government announcements.

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Did you know that Hastings Contemporary was design Did you know that Hastings Contemporary was designed as a beautiful contemporary civic building in keeping with its historic surroundings?

Clad in 8,000 hand-glazed black ceramic tiles which refract and reflect the changing seaside light, the gallery’s form is simple but carefully calibrated. It is broadly structured with a relatively inward-looking ground floor around a small internal courtyard, and a more outward facing first floor recalling the ‘piano nobile’ arrangement of a palazzo or villa. 

The use of black glazed mathematical tiles on Lavender House, next to East Cliff House, was one of the leads behind the development of the glazed cladding for the Gallery. 

Robus Ceramics, the Kent- based workshop that produced the replacement mathematical tiles for its restoration, worked with us to develop the bespoke hand glaze for the cladding.

The gallery building was designed by HAT Projects and 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.
#hastingscontemporary #artonsea #architecture #1066country #hastingsoldtown #contemporaryarchitecture
Fancy some background music from our local artists Fancy some background music from our local artists whilst working from home?

Back in April 2020 we introduced Sea Sides - free playlists on Tuesday. 

These Spotify playlists have been carefully curated by some of the many wonderful musicians who have appeared at our much missed Free First Tuesdays including @los.twangueros
@kingsizeslimmusic  @oliebricebass @pepebelmontemusic
and Jason McNiff. 

See our highlights above to listen to them again ⬆️
#artonsea #hastingscontemporary #music #spotify #spotifyplaylist #throwbackthursday #workingfromhome
Looking for something to do with your little ones? Looking for something to do with your little ones? 

There are lots of colouring in sheets that are free to download from Quentin Blake's website.

Just visit quentinblake.com or see our story ⬆️

📷 @quentinblakehq
#hastingscontemporary #artonsea #quentinblake #homeschooling #creativeideas
A different view of the gallery. Can you spot the A different view of the gallery. Can you spot the pianist on the boat? 

This was taken in 2019 by a local photographer John Cole ahead of Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.

Thank you for sharing @hastingspianoconcerto 
#art #music #hastingscontemporary #artonsea #1066country

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Hastings Contemporary


Hastings Contemporary celebrates the best in modern and contemporary art in an award-winning building. Situated just a few steps from the beach, the gallery overlooks the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, where you can see the town’s fishermen at work.

Opening times:

Hastings Contemporary is closed to visitors for the time being.

Find us at:

Hastings Contemporary
Rock-a-Nore Road
Hastings Old Town
TN34 3DW

+44 (0)1424 728377


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