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…
“Sixty Seconds in the Studio” ⏱🎨
Today’s video features artist @robertsampleart in his studio using our #DrawingLifeSketchbook.
To watch more from the series, visit our YouTube channel to see more artists use our sketchbook (link in the bio).
Thank you to @sussexgiving for funding this series and for their continued support.
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Tickets are now available to book for a family Robot Tour of @lakwena Homeplace and @quentinblakehq We Live in Worrying Times exhibitions on Wednesday 3 and 10 March and @stephenthepainter The Court of Redonda exhibition on Friday 5, Thursday 11 and Friday 12 March.
Please follow link in bio to get yours.
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Thank you to all young artists who took a part in our Half Term Competition.
Here are the three winning entries.
IMAGE 1 and 3 is from Annie
Annie has painted two portraits of her favourite fictional characters: Tiffany Aching and Jenny the Nac Mac Feegle from Terry Pratchett’s Wee Free Men series.
IMAGE 2 is from Bethany
Bethany has painted this portrait of Frida Kahlo, who has helped inspire her love of art especially during lockdown. Rabbits are one of her favourite things so she added a bunny to her portrait, rather than the traditional monkey or bird.
IMAGE 3 is from Melisande (age 5)
A portrait of her grandmother who she really misses.
Thank you all and we will be in touch to arrange...
Are you planning a renovation project or are you in the middle of one?
The Anatomy of Colour: The Story of Heritage Paints and Pigments book by Patrick Baty is now available from our online Shop.
The definitive book on the use of colour and paint in interior decoration over a three-hundred year period, The Anatomy of Colour is certain to appeal to both amateur and professional restorers, renovators, enthusiastic decorators and all those with an interest in interior decoration and design.
Drawing on his huge specialist archive, Patrick Baty traces the evolution of pigments and paint colours together with colour systems and standards, and examines their impact on the colour palettes used in interiors from the 1660s to the 1960s.
There is still time to enter our Half Term Competition 🎨
Create a painting based on one of our new exhibitions and share with us by tagging us in your post.
It can be a colourful painting with inspirational quotes based on Lakwena: Homeplace exhibition or a portrait of someone who inspires you or someone who you cannot wait to see, based on Stephen Chambers: The Court of Redonda.
The competition will run until Sunday 21 February and two lucky winners will be chosen on Wednesday 24 February and will win a selection of goodies from the Gallery Shop.
The competition is open for all children under 16.
From our friends at @jamonthemarsh
The 8th Season of JAM on the Marsh features a Call for Visual Artists - open to both amateurs and professionals. The primary goal is to promote artists in this multi-arts festival on Kent's Romney Marsh.
For more information please visit @jamonthemarsh or jamconcert.org/call-for-visual-artists/
Deadline 1 March 2021
Want to be chosen to exhibit at the JAM on the Marsh festival? Only 14 days left, so apply now (link in bio).
Tickets are now available for a Family Robot Tour of Lakwena: Homeplace & Quentin Blake: We Live in Worrying Times on Wednesday 3 March at 11am and a Robot Tour of Stephen Chambers: The Court of Redonda exhibition on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 March at 11am.
Please book your space now via hastings-contempary.arttickets.org.uk or follow link in bio ⬆️
#hastingscontemporary #artonsea #hastings #1066Country #robottours #stephenchambers #lakwena #quentinblake
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of one of the UK’s most eminent contemporary artists Professor Gerard Hemsworth.
Gerard was a huge supporter and well respected curator at Hastings Contemporary.
Today we pay tribute to Gerard, by looking back fondly at the gallery’s 2013 exhibition ‘Knock Knock’ which Gerard curated.
Gerard Hemsworth was a vibrant, kind and hugely talented artist and friend, and Liz Gilmore, the trustees and all the team at Hastings Contemporary wish to celebrate the life and work of Gerard, his creative endeavours and the legacy he leaves at the end of a remarkable life.
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.