A statement from our Director, Liz Gilmore

At Hastings Contemporary we strive to energise artists and inspire audiences, and we were very sad to temporarily close our doors in March in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The world is changing rapidly, and so are we. In recent weeks, we have pioneered new means of continued engagement with visitors old and new with our Robot Tours, and launched our first ever online exhibition and virtual gallery – We Live In Worrying Times. And we have been delighted in these endeavours to welcome first-time visitors to the gallery from as far as Switzerland, Australia, Canada, and UAE.

At this extraordinary time, it is clear that never has the social importance of our gallery to galvanise and affirm been so apparent or so needed. So while we navigate the loss of our most important revenue streams, please consider a donation to our gallery, or buying an original artwork by our Artist Patron, Sir Quentin Blake.

We rely on ticket sales to keep going, so every gift will help us to continue to make a difference and allow us to further inspire and connect our creative, local and international communities.

We hope that you can help and join us on our journey.

Liz Gilmore,
Director, Hastings Contemporary