Making Waves is a special alumni exhibition of artworks by some of Britain’s most talented artists, all of whom have exhibited in the gallery over our first decade.
Each of these exhibiting artists has generously donated an artwork for sale with all proceeds supporting our charity.
Stephen Chambers RA, one of the featured artists, is one of the UK’s most revered artists, having exhibited widely around the globe, with more than 40 solo presentations including the Royal Academy of Arts in London in 2012 and at the Pera Museum, Istanbul in 2014. Chambers’ contemporary dance collaborations at The Royal Ballet, London with Ashley Page and Orlando Gough include Sleeping with Audrey (1996), Room of Cooks (1997,1999), and This House will Burn (2001).
Stephen Chambers: The Court of Redonda exhibition in Jan - May 2020 was first shown at the Venice Biennale in 2017 depicted a cast of 101 imaginary courtiers inspired by a literary legend that developed around the tiny uninhabited Caribbean island of Redonda.
The Court of Redonda was joined in this exhibition by other series of works by Chambers exploring histories, both real and imagined.
You can find out more by visiting the PAST EXHIBITIONS page on our website.
For information on how to purchase some of the artworks included in the Making Waves exhibition and support our work, please follow link in bio.
This #MuseumShopSunday shop local and support local artists and makers. Our Shop is open during the gallery opening hours and you can visit us to browse our collections for a great selection of artwork and design-led homewares, gifts, accessories books and toys.
We are also delighted to offer for sale a series of unique, original drawings by Sir Quentin Blake.
Hastings Contemporary is an independent charity and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these works will support the gallery to help us continue the work we do.
You can also purchase Hastings Contemporary membership for yourself or as a gift the the art lover in your life and enjoy free entry, and 10% off in our shop and The Drift cafe.
Look out for a special shopping event coming very soon.
Join us for a family event Winter Mantelpiece Decoration on Saturday 3 December.
Inspired by Hastings' net huts and the local winter flora, you will use printmaking and mixed media techniques to create surfaces which will be combined into an experimental concertina structure to decorate your Christmas mantelpiece (or windowsill).
This year Carers Rights Day takes place on Thursday 24 November under the theme of Caring Costs.
Caring unpaid for a family member has always come at a financial cost. Carers Trust research has found that almost half (48%) of all unpaid family carers have had to give up work so they have the time to provide the dedicated care a family member needs.
There are now an estimated 10.58 million unpaid carers across the UK, which is one in five adults.
• At least 69,241 people are unpaid carers in East Sussex (based on 2011 UK Census).
• There is an estimated 34,000 additional carers in East Sussex since the pandemic.
• There are an estimated 21,000 young carers in the county.
• 5 million people in the UK are juggling caring responsibilities with work – that’s 1 in 7 of the workforce.
• Carers save the economy £132 billion per year.
• Carer’s Allowance is the main carer’s benefit and is £69.70 for a minimum of 35 hours, the lowest benefit of its kind.
• 92% of carers in East Sussex feel alone or isolated, 99% feel stressed and 92% feel their wellbeing has been affected as a result of their caring.
Care for the Carers brings together voices of carers across East Sussex, through annual conference, workshops and research (run by us and partner charities), focus groups and an annual carers survey.
For more information and support available please follow @careforthecarers