On now! Sir Quentin Blake returns to Hastings Contemporary with a prophetic show of new drawings, paintings, and a large-scale mural he has described as ‘his Guernica’, as raw, original and unlikely as anything he has produced in his eight decades of artistic creativity.
On now! Victor Pasmore (1908-1998) was one of the greatest British artists of his generation. His pioneering development of abstract art is considered one of the most significant achievements in 20th century British art. Due to current circumstances we do not have a fixed closing date for this exhibition. It will be on display until at least 31 October.
Coming soon. Hastings Contemporary will present a special exhibition of new and unseen work from distinguished alumni and friends who have exhibited with or supported us since we first opened our doors as Jerwood Gallery in 2012. Alumni include Maggi Hambling, Keith Tyson, Ansel Krut, Rose Wylie, Roy Oxlade, Mark Wallinger, Chantal Joffe, Stephen Chambers, Stephen Snoddy, Rachel Howard, Jeffery Camp, and more.
Coming soon to Hastings Contemporary – date to be confirmed. For The Court of Redonda, UK painter and printmaker Stephen Chambers has conjured a cast of 101 imaginary courtiers, much like the court or ancestral portraits of the “great white male” that adorn the walls of Europe’s highest institutions. But this is not your typical court.
Coming to Hastings Contemporary Spring/Summer 2021. Uniquely combining a wide-ranging survey Modern British art with an extraordinary period of social history, this exuberant anthology show brings together a half century of artistic experimentation on the seaside – from Paul Nash to LS Lowry, and from Barbara Hepworth to Eric Ravilious – alongside archive photos and advertising posters, making a lasting case for the beach and lido as unsung sites of the modernist movement, as integral to the development of modern British art as the cafes and arcades of London and Paris.
Coming in 2021. Hastings Contemporary – situated on the fishing beach and close to the Shipwreck Museum – provides a perfect setting for several large shipwreck paintings and a series of extraordinary watercolours by Cecily Brown.
Coming in 2021. Varda Caivano’s paintings are ‘an inquiry into the practice of painting performed over time’, rewarding the viewer with ever-unfurling nuances that shift and grow, appear then disappear, whilst actively resisting the arrival of any fixed style, mood or meaning.
Coming in 2021. Part of England’s Creative Coast Waterfronts series of public sculpture commissions, Seawall by Andreas Angelidakis considers the encroaching ocean and the ongoing discussion around climate change, coastal erosion and the physical and political impact this has on a place as inspiration for his new work.
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Previous exhibitions have featured artists including Ansel Krut, Balraj Khanna, Barbara Walker, Basil Beattie, Chantal Joffe, Dame Paula Rego, Gary Hume, Gillian Ayres, Gus Cummins, Ibrahim el Salahi, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Jeffery Camp, Keith Tyson, Maggi Hambling, Marcus Harvey, Mark Wallinger, Dame Paula Rego, Sir Quentin Blake, Rachel Howard, Rose Wylie and Sarah Lucas.
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