Lakwena Maciver, one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary black artists, creates painted prayers and meditations, which respond to and re-appropriate elements of popular culture. Central to her practice are words, used both as images and as anchors of meaning….
First shown at the Venice Biennale in 2017, Stephen Chambers’ The Court of Redonda depicts a cast of 101 imaginary courtiers inspired by a literary legend that developed around the tiny uninhabited Caribbean island of Redonda. This legend took shape as a fantasy in…
“It has the surprise, and force, of a thunderbolt … There’s something rather rousing about witnessing such a reinvention so late in life” **** Alastair Sooke, The Telegraph “A visceral and mesmerising portrayal of the plight of humanity” Hastings Independent…
Happy First Birthday @boatyardhastings
We miss you ❤
We are 1! Boatyard celebrated its first birthday this weekend, marking a whole whirlwind of a year since we swung our doors open here at @_art_on_sea #hastingscontemporary.
We may only have been physically open for around half of that year, but we’ve had an absolute blast.
Thank you so much to all our staff, customers, suppliers and everyone at the gallery for all your support - we can’t wait to see you back for more seafood, small plates and natural wine as soon as we can.
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 ...
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
Did you get a chance to visit @lakwena Homeplace exhibtion?
Lakwena Maciver, one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary black artists, creates painted prayers and meditations, which respond to and re-appropriate elements of popular culture. Central to her practice are words, used both as images and as anchors of meaning.
Lakwena’s most recent body of work, exhibited for the first time at Hastings Contemporary, focuses on the interplay between her practices as both artist and mother of two young sons.
Responding to feminist author bell hooks’ essay Homeplace (a site of resistance), and in the tradition of African women across the diaspora, Lakwena has been painting the walls of her home to create a space of affirmation, empowerment and resistance upon ...
#lookingback Victor Pasmore: Line & Space 29 April - 31 October 2020
Victor Pasmore (1908-1998) was one of the greatest British artists of his generation. His pioneering development of abstract art is considered to be one of the most significant achievements in 20th century British art.
This retrospective provided a unique chance to take stock of a major figure in the international abstract movement, and included never-before-seen work made close to Pasmore’s death in 1998.
His incredibly versatile output was described by former Tate Director Alan Bowness as ‘a succession of metamorphoses that have at various times dismayed, astonished and delighted his admirers … surely one of the outstanding and most original contributions that anyone has made to the art ...
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.