Hastings Contemporary

Hastings Contemporary is reopening on Friday 14 August.

Tickets must be booked in advance. For more details see here


To support the gallery at this time you can donate via justgiving or text ARTONSEA to 70035 to donate £3.

Support art, support artists. Thank you.

See what’s happening at Hastings Contemporary on our Instagram

We are proud to be a part of @sussexmodern #StayMo We are proud to be a part of @sussexmodern #StayModernStaySussex... campaign.

As we adjust to a ‘new normal’ and stay closer to home, what better time than now to embrace and explore what Sussex has to offer.

#StayModernStaySussex spotlights the best art, landscape and wine destinations throughout Sussex, and celebrates the county’s unique contribution to modern culture. Whether you’re planning a staycation, a microgap, or a day trip, we’ll point you in the direction of unmissable exhibitions, world-class wineries, iconic coastline and dramatic countryside waiting to be discovered. Stay Modern, stay Sussex - join the dots, curate your own visit, and protect, respect and enjoy Sussex.

Where will you visit first?

Start your exploration now 👉 www.sussexmodern.org.uk

Before visiting any destination, remember to check individual partner websites for up-to-date guidance regarding COVID-19. 

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#artonsea #hastingscontemporary #1066country #sussex #sussexmodern #explore #art #landscape #visiteastbourne #eastsussex
This week's #CommunityShoutout goes to @coastalcur This week's #CommunityShoutout goes to @coastalcurrentsfestival 

Since the challenges of COVID – Coastal Currents wants to help support the creative economy with as many opportunities as possible and submissions  for 2020 are still open.

They have partnered up with some amazing organisations to offer a variety of projects and there are plenty of opportunities to showcase and promote your work online! 

For more information please visit coastalcurrents.org.uk or follow @coastalcurrentsfestival

Also for the past 2 weeks Coastal Currents has hosted the online film programme 'grounded: A Season of Screendance'. 

Predominantly featuring work by artists based in the South-East of England and London, 'grounded' uses the framework of Screendance, a term that signals an affinity between choreographic and cinematic approaches to art practice, to consider questions around solitude and communication, community and identity, solidarity and our futures. 

Join the project curators Claudia Kappenberg (University of Brighton) and Fiontán Moran (Tate Modern) and the artist Florence Peake and Harold Offeh as they discuss the programme in more detail.

Saturday 8 August 3 - 5pm
For info please visit their website.
#coastalcurrents #coastalcurrents2020 #dogitalfestival #onlinefestival #artfestival #art #artonsea #hastingscontemporary #1066country #hastings
It's time for our last playlist from the Sea Sides It's time for our last playlist from the Sea Sides series. 

This week's playlist was created for us by a guitar picker and folk/country influenced songwriter Jason McNiff.

Tune in here bit.ly/JasonMcNiffPlaylist
or see our story. 

Can you spot the odd one? All of the artists, except one, played at the Jenny Lind Folk Sundowner.

All the correct answers will be put into a draw to win Jason's double CD retrospective ‘Rain Dries Your Eyes’. Good luck!

For more music please visit www.jasonmcniff.com
#jasonmcniff #artonsea #nowplaying #folk #music #folkmusic #musician #hastingscontemporary #1066country #hastings #spotify #spotifyplaylist

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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 pebbled beach, the gallery overlooks the largest beach-launched fishing fleet in Europe, where you can see the town’s fishermen at work.

Opening times:

Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm
Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am – 5pm
(last admission 4.30pm)

Find us at:

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

+44 (0)1424 728377


Admission prices:

Hastings Contemporary is an independent charity. Entry fees contribute towards our running costs.

See our ticket prices here.

Hastings Contemporary membership starts at £27

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