Hastings Contemporary


Wednesday – Sunday
& Bank Holidays

11am – 5pm
(last entry 4.30pm)

Children visit FREE

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

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Coffee and art. The perfect combination?

Make sure to visit @thedrifteft cafe when visiting the gallery.

We are back open from tomorrow.

Reposted from @thedrifteft

We are loving the new exhibition at Hastings Contemporary. Why don't you come and visit 'Seafaring' and then join us at The Drift cafe on the first floor for a drink, snack or light lunch. We look forward to welcoming you.

Seafaring curated by James Russell runs until 25 September.

We are open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11.00am - 4.30pm.

#exhibition #cafe #gallerycafe #seafaring #lunch #lunchideas #cakeandcoffee #daysout #cakes #coffee #visithastings

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As the countdown to the #volunteersweek continues, we would like to introduce you to Deborah Latter @debscolours who has been with us since 2018.

Here is Doborah's story:

"I am 57 year old Aussie who came to the UK to travel for a year back in 1988! Happy to be here, especially to be back near the sea (a very different sea) in St Leonards. I wanted to volunteer here because I love art galleries. They’re beautiful spaces for mindfulness and good mental health. Hastings Contemporary is peaceful and welcoming. I’ve been volunteering since March 2018 and the things I enjoy most about working here is being amongst the art in the beautiful rooms, the kind and friendly staff, other volunteers, and the welcoming atmosphere. I feel valued.

I’ve learnt so much since volunteering at the gallery. My knowledge of contemporary art and artists has expanded massively, especially when I was on the WEA courses.

My favourite exhibition was Nigel Cooke’s ‘Painters Beach Club’. Huge paintings with so much to see and feel in them, he was also really friendly when he talked to the kid’s group I was helping Janey Moffatt with."

To find out more and apply, download the Volunteer Gallery Steward application form from our website www.hastingscontemporary.org/about or contact our Volunteer Coordinator Molly Barrett at molly@hastingscontemporary.org

#hastingcontemporary #artonsea

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Another great review of the Seafaring exhibition. Thank you @sussexbylines

See our latest story to read the full revie.



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Ravilious: Submarine by James Russell.

Ravilious: Submarine' celebrates the creation of a remarkable series of prints made by Eric Ravilious during the dark winter of 1940/41. It was rare to find an artist who descended into the depths to portray the interior of a naval submarine, yet it is not just the subject matter that makes the Submarine Series so powerful; the medium too is extraordinary.

Our guest curator James Russell is an art historian and curator who enjoys finding new ways of looking at 20th century British art and design. Best-known for the blockbuster exhibition ‘Ravilious’ at Dulwich Picture Gallery, he particularly relishes assembling large-scale exhibitions exploring themes in modern British.

James curated the Seaside Modern: Art and Life on the Beach exhibition and our current show Seafaring.



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Our friends at @homeliveart
are looking for a Project Manager.

See below for details.

Reposted from @homeliveart

Job Opportunity: Project Manager

We are looking for an experienced Project Manager for the forthcoming 'Playing the Race Card Exhibition' at the Big Yin Gallery in St Leonards in October 2022.

Devised and led by local resident Claudine Eccleston, the Exhibition will feature work by black artists responding to the term 'playing the race card’.

This role will suit a motivated project manager who appreciates the value of diversity in the arts.

Deadline: Tuesday 31st May


@iklaudine @playingtheracecarduk @bigyingallery

#hastingsjobs #recruiting #recruitment #hiring #jobs #jobsearch #job #hr #careers #hiringnow #business #jobopportunity #applynow #JobsInHastings #WorkWithUs #hiringnow #1066country #hastingseastsussex

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The Arts Council England are hosting a number of National Lottery Project Grant advice webinars over the next couple of months.

Tuesday 17th May: 13.00-14.00
Thursday 9th June: 12.00 – 12.50
Wed 6th July: 15.00 – 15.50

In these Zoom webinars, you’ll learn more about Arts Council England’s open access funding scheme, National Lottery Project Grants, including what it funds, how to apply, and what happens to your application.

Webinars are free to attend but you must book your place in advance.

For more information and to sign up please visit Arts Council England Events, South East on Eventbrite.


📷 Victor Pasmore, Hastings Contemporary 2020

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ANNOUNCING... TOTS TUNES workshops for parents and little ones (0-4 years) – folk songs, original tunes and dance moves for all!

Sunday 3 July and Sunday 28 August.

Come and get your shake on at Tots Tunes parent and baby/toddler music workshop with a twist – as much for the adults as the little ones!

Booking essential. Tickets include entrance to the gallery.

Visit EVENTS page on our website to find out more.
Follow link in bio or see our latest story.

Tots Tunes was created by cellist Tara Franks. Now starting up on the south coast, these interactive, creative parent and baby (0-4s) classes combine learning original songs, folk tunes, rounds, part songs from around the world with a few dance moves thrown in. Come along and listen to and learn some great ‘non-baby’ acoustic music all accompanied by cello and percussion.


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