Hastings Contemporary


We are temporarily closed until further notice due to the covid-19 pandemic. Read more here.

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See what’s happening at Hastings Contemporary on our Instagram

Last week @_art_on_sea's Kim Kish joined @student Last week @_art_on_sea's 
Kim Kish joined @studentartpass
for a live interview hosted by @yssy_gds  and you can now watch it on @studentartpass
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We were delighted to hear the government announcem We were delighted to hear the government announcement on 23rd of June that museums and galleries will be permitted to reopen from 4th of July.

We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the gallery as soon as it is safe to do so.

We continue to follow current guidance and will put in place measures that will ensure the safety of our staff and visitors, allowing them to enjoy a COVID-secure, safe and enjoyable visit, with brand new exhibitions.
We hope to announce our reopening date shortly, so please continue to follow us on social media for Hastings Contemporary news and updates.

In the meantime, our online shop remains open with original artworks by Quentin Blake available to purchase and you can book one of our popular robot tours. 
Please support Hastings Contemporary by making a purchase, becoming a member or making a donation https://www.justgiving.com/hastingscontemporary

Thank you for continuing to bear with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

The Hastings Contemporary Team
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A statement from Hastings Contemporary
It should not have taken the events of the last few weeks to focus a spotlight on racism, but the deaths of George Floyd and others at the hands of police, and the subsequent protests, serve as a wake-up call to us all.
It is important that Hastings Contemporary’s response is more than an expression of solidarity: it must also be a meaningful commitment to self-examination, dialogue, progress and change.
We understand that meaningful change must involve us as individuals, as a team of colleagues, and our relationships with the individuals and institutions with whom we work. Hastings Contemporary is fortunate to be supported by Arts Council England @aceagrams and to be part of CVAN South East @cvan_se, and we wholeheartedly join them in their commitment to change (see the statements from Arts Council England www.artscouncil.org.uk/blog/black-lives-matter and CVAN cvansoutheast.com/news/our_commitment ).
We believe in the power of art to provoke difficult and honest conversations. We are committed to having the difficult conversations that are necessary for us to make progress as an organisation.
This will be an ongoing journey.  As a first step we commit to reviewing our statements on equality and inclusivity, our HR guidance, and our staff training programme.  As part of this we will arrange unconscious bias training for all staff.
As we begin to make our way in the post-coronavirus landscape, we will continue to implement measures to ensure we promote an organisational culture that is not only diverse and inclusive but actively anti-racist.  We know that we have a voice in our community; we also want to listen; we are willing to learn.
Thank you.
Elizabeth Gilmore, Director

David Pennock, Chair, Board of Trustees

The Staff and Trustees of Hastings Contemporary

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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


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