Hastings Contemporary

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This week's #communityshoutout goes to Bridgepoint This week's #communityshoutout goes to Bridgepoint Rye @bridgepointrye and this weekend's performance of Wingspan by @lynnepagedance 

Saturday 26 September 2.30pm and 7.30pm

Sunday 27 September 2.30pm

An evening of LIVE theatre, LIVE music, LIVE dance. 

Cast includes Katie Brayben, @leticiadias_ @joeaumeer @ash_michelle_dean and Francisco Serrano courtesy of The Royal Ballet, Judith Busbridge and Katherine Baker courtesy of the ROH orchestra,  Sarah Mc Mahon cello, Matthew Truscott violin, Sarah Sexton violin and dancers @garethmole @julie.minaai

Choreographer Lynne Page has made a new work specifically for this evening.

Lynne is not only creating new choreography for the artist but has also creatively choreographed the audience experience, which whilst being compliant with COVID regulations, will make these rules fun, strange, and just a little bit theatrical.

The result will be an intimate performance of exceptional quality in the safe and exciting new space at Bridgepoint Rye.

For more information please visit @bridgepointrye and follow link in their bio.
#wingspan #starstothesticks #covidsafe I #theatre #dance #music #liveperfornance #livetheatre #theatreexperience #1066Country #rye #visitrye #ballet #royalballet #royalballetschool #royaloperahouse #artonsea
What a beautiful day to enjoy a cup of coffee, a c What a beautiful day to enjoy a cup of coffee, a cold drink or lunch with a view at @boatyardhastings 

The galleries are closed today but our Shop and Cafe are open until 4pm.

#artonsea #hastingscontemporary #beach #bythesea #seaview #hastings #1066Country #sussexmodern #StayModernStaySussex #EscapeTheEveryday #coffewithaview
We are fully booked today (thank you all for your We are fully booked today (thank you all for your support) but there are still tickets available for tomorrow.

If you are planning to visit us on this sunny weekend please follow link in bio to book your tickets. 

📷 @_lensandpixel

#artonsea #quentinblake #1066Country #hastingscontemporary #artexhibition #art #hastings
Summer is definitely still with us and this week w Summer is definitely still with us and this week we are looking back at Lowry by the Sea exhibition which ran from June until November 2015.

From Britons at play on the sands of holiday resorts, to giant tankers in the great ports of the nation, Lowry painted the sea in many different forms, and this display brought together a wide variety of these exciting works.

For Lowry, the sea’s unpredictable nature made it a perfect metaphor for what he called 'the battle of life', and was a subject that he returned to throughout his career.  He was fascinated by the sea, and spoke of "the vastness of it and the terribleness of it…I often wonder what would happen if the tide didn’t turn, and the sea came on and on and on and on, what would the place be like, and wouldn’t it be wonderful to see it."

Lowry by the Sea was part of the gallery's summer Festival of the Sea.
#artonsea #hastingscontemporary #bythesea #festivalofthesea #lowry #laurencestephenlowry #britishartist #summer #beach #hastings #1066Country #sussexmodern #StayModernStaySussex #sea #throwbackthursday
Have you seen @benjamindraws works along Bexhill s Have you seen @benjamindraws
works along Bexhill seafront as part of @coastalcurrentsfestival? 

We are very lucky to stock one of Benjamin's limited edition prints "Work in Progress" in our Shop.

Have a look via link in bio.

Don't forget to check @coastalcurrentsfestival
to see what else is happening during the festival.

#Repost @benjamindraws
I have 9 prints on display on Bexhill seafront as part of @coastalcurrentsfestival 2020. 
‘The Summer of Discontent’ is very much a show for our time, exploring some of the anxieties we are currently living through.
Big thank you to @jazmine_miles_long for capturing and putting this short film together and most of all for helping me and the little man through these difficult days. X 
The works will be on display for the coming weeks, I hope you can visit them and enjoy the sea breeze and noisy gulls. 
#summerofdiscontent #covid19 #bexhill #coastalcurrents #benjaminphillips #artonsea #hastingscontemporary
Happy Monday everyone, what a beautiful day! Our Happy Monday everyone, what a beautiful day! 

Our galleries are closed today but @boatyardhastings and our shop are open until 4pm. 

#Repost @boatyardhastings
Sun, sea, orange wine. Come soak up the September heat on our seaside terrace.

Open until 4pm for lunch, with free entry for all and no need to book via the gallery. Seafood, small plates, creative plant-based dishes and natural wine aplenty. 

Book a table directly with us to secure a spot or walk in. 🍷 🐟 🌱 🌊 ☀️

#hastings #hastingsoldtown #naturalwine #seafood #hastingsuk #naturalwinelover #orangewine #ohidoliketobebesidetheseaside #hastingscontemporary #artonsea

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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:

Friday – Sunday, 11am – 4pm

Monday 11am – 4pm & Saturday 5.30 – 10 pm Boatyard & shop only (exhibition spaces closed)

Find us at:

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

+44 (0)1424 728377


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