Jerwood Gallery

Jerwood Gallery

The award-winning Jerwood Gallery, situated next to the fishing beach in Hastings’ historic Old Town, is the home for the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century art and changing contemporary exhibition programme.

The Jerwood Collection comprises of paintings as well as works on paper and prints by British artists working between the First World War and the 1960s. The collection includes works by well-known artists including Sir Stanley Spencer, Lawrence Stephen Lowry, Walter Sickert and Augustus John.

Jerwood Gallery has a diverse temporary exhibition programme, which showcases the best modern and contemporary British art.

The gallery café, Webbe's at Jerwood Gallery, overlooks the fishing beach, has an outside sun terrace and offers panoramic views of the coastline. It’s a fantastic location for a coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.

The shop stocks a broad selection of books for all tastes and ages relating to art, architecture and the artists who feature in the Jerwood Collection. We also stock a bespoke range of gifts, eco-friendly stationery, postcards and products related to current exhibitions. You can visit the shop anytime without paying admission to the gallery.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Current Opening Hours

Tuesday-Sunday 11am-5pm.
Bank Holidays 11am-5pm

Please visit our website for more information about our opening hours and closure periods.

Admission charges

Adult £9 (price includes a £1 donation to the gallery's education programme)
Adult (Local Resident*) £4
Children 5–16 yrs £3.50
Children (Local Resident*) 5–16 yrs £1.50
Family ticket (max 5 people – up to 2 adults) £20
Local Resident Family* ticket
(max 5 people – up to 2 adults) £8
Seniors £8
Concessions (ID Required) £6
Students, Registered Disabled, Unemployed.
Art Fund £4
Group entry (10 or more people) £6 per person
Members / Carers for registered disabled / Under 5's - Free

First Tuesdays - On the first Tuesday of each month entry is free for all from 4-8pm.

Getting there

GPS Codes
50.8559455871582
0.59424501657486

Parking
There are a number of public car parks in Hastings within easy walking distance of the Gallery. Full details can be found on Hastings Borough Council website.

Nearby car parks include:

Castle Hill Road Car Park

Pelham Place Car Park

Rock a Nore Car Park

Travelling by Bus
Hastings and St Leonards are served by the Stagecoach bus company, who run regular services from nearby towns and villages.

Travelling by Rail
There are regular train services that run from London Victoria and London Charing Cross to Hastings. Direct trains to Hastings from Brighton and Ashford International run twice an hour.

Alfred Wallis, Two Boats, 1930

Jerwood Collection

Since the Foundation’s purchase in 1993 of From my Window at Ditchling by Sir Frank Brangwyn, the Jerwood Foundation’s collection has grown steadily in stature and importance to include around two hundred British oil paintings and works on paper.

The Collection’s core areas are figurative and abstract works from between the First World War and the 1960s, and contemporary works by artists associated with Jerwood, including several winners of the Jerwood Painting Prize such as Craigie Aitchison, Maggi Hambling and Prunella Clough.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
http://www.jerwoodgallery.org/whatson/40/unknown-countries

Prunella Clough Unknown Countries

  • 23 April — 6 July 2016 *on now

Intrigued by overlooked and ignored spaces, this extraordinary British artist thought motorway hard shoulders and puddles on a desolate beach were exotic.

This new retrospective of her work celebrates Clough’s early industrial and later experimental works.

The gallery which nestles amongst the fishing boats and net huts of the historic Old Town, reflects some of the key works on display, including Fishermen with Sprats, 1948, Trawlnet, 1946 and Fisherman Carrying Tarpaulin, c. 1948, which represent her early fishing works.

In contrast, Back Drop, 1933, Electrical Installation I, 1959 and Still Life, c. 1960s, reflect Clough’s move towards creating large scale, more abstract works in her later career.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £9.00 (Price includes a £1 voluntary donation towards the gallery's education programme)

Child 5-16 years £3.50

Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children) £20.00

Senior £8.00

Students, Disabled, Unemployed (ID required) £6.00

Art Fund Members £4.00

Local Residents* (please bring proof of address) £4.00 adult/ £1.50 child/ £8.00 family

Groups (of 10 or more) £6.00 per person

Members, Carers for Registered Disabled and Under 5s Free

*Local Residents are those living within Hastings Borough. Please bring proof of residency.

Website

http://www.jerwoodgallery.org/whatson/40/unknown-countries

http://www.jerwoodgallery.org/whatson/41/the-painter-behind-the-canvas

The Painter Behind the Canvas

  • 12 May — 9 October 2016

Opening on Thursday 12 May is a two room display of self-portraits collected by the writer Ruth Borchard (1910-2000). These will be exhibited alongside other paintings the artists created that are held in the Jerwood Collection.

There are a hundred British self-portraits in the Borchard Collection, the majority of which are from the 1950s and 60s. Capturing artistic influences from Camden Town, Expressionism, The Euston Road School and Kitchen Sink, this exhibition will include artists such as Maggi Hambling, Michael Ayrton, Euan Uglow, Alberto Morrocco, Keith Vaughan and Anne Redpath.

The exhibition is in association with Piano Nobile Gallery | Robert Travers.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Adult £9.00 (Price includes a £1 voluntary donation towards the gallery's education programme)

Child 5-16 years £3.50

Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children) £20.00

Senior £8.00

Students, Disabled, Unemployed (ID required) £6.00

Art Fund Members £4.00

Local Residents* (please bring proof of address) £4.00 adult/ £1.50 child/ £8.00 family

Groups (of 10 or more) £6.00 per person

Members, Carers for Registered Disabled and Under 5s Free

*Local Residents are those living within Hastings Borough. Please bring proof of residency.

Website

http://www.jerwoodgallery.org/whatson/41/the-painter-behind-the-canvas

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

In Focus: John Piper - An Eye for the Modern

  • 2 March — 8 May 2016 *on now

John Piper (1903-1992) is one of the leading figures in Modern British art. He is best known for his depictions of English landscape, architecture and the documentation of the bomb-damaged churches and buildings of post-war Britain.

This exhibition forms part of the gallery’s In Focus series, in which a work form the Jerwood Collection is taken as the starting point for a show, in this case Piper’s Beach and Star Fish, Seven Sister’s Cliff, Eastbourne, 1933-34, which was purchased in 2014.

During the 1930s, Piper was one of the key pioneers of abstract art in Britain. This exhibition explores Piper’s commitment to modernism and the way he weaves abstract techniques through his work. It also reflects his interest in the work of Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and the coastal paintings of Dieppe by Georges Braque.

A selection of archive material, theatre designs and also a mosaic table will form part of the display.

Running concurrently is John Piper and Jack-in-the-Green, a one-room display of Piper’s ‘foliate’, or leafy, head works which are based on the traditional figure of the Green Man – a prominent character in Hastings’ May Day celebrations.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Please visit the gallery's Culture 24 page or our website for information about admission prices.

Website

http://www.jerwoodgallery.org/whatson/39/in-focus-john-piper-an-eye-for-the-modern

http://www.jerwoodgallery.org/whatson/events/164/inspired-by-prunella-clough-unfamiliar-landscapes

Inspired by Prunella Clough: Unfamiliar Landscapes

  • 14 May 2016 11:30am-4pm

The unique landscape surrounding Hastings and working lives of fisherman next to Jerwood Gallery are noble subjects for this landscape workshop. We will investigate what it was about Clough’s work that influenced generations of artists.

You can then create an artwork that reflects our exploratory discussions about how even the most familiar terrain can at times feel like an unknown country.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£35 per person / £30 for Jerwood Gallery Members

Website

http://www.jerwoodgallery.org/whatson/events/164/inspired-by-prunella-clough-unfamiliar-landscapes

http://www.jerwoodgallery.org/whatson/events/183/colin-pink-lectures-prunella-clough-art-and-feminism

Colin Pink Lectures: Prunella Clough / Art & Feminism

  • 21 May 2016 11:30am-1pm, 2-4pm

Prunella Clough and the Transfiguration of the Commonplace (11.30am – 1pm)
You will examine the development of Prunella Clough’s art in the context of her time, tracing her response to concurrent art movements such as neo-romanticism, social realism and abstraction. One constant in her work is her fascination with the everyday and overlooked and how she transforms humble activities and objects into profoundly meditative works of art that function as ‘machines for seeing’.

Art and Feminism: From 1940 to the present (2pm – 4pm)
What are the links between feminist ideas and women’s art making? Women have struggled to be taken seriously as artists and traditionally been excluded from art historical narratives and art institutions. We will explore feminist themes in the work of women artists from the 1940s to the present, examining their work through the lens of successive waves of feminist thinking, and trace the interconnections between feminist philosophy and women’s art making.

Colin Pink is a writer and art historian based in London. He studied Philosophy at the University of Southampton and the History of Art at Birkbeck College, University of London. Colin has curated exhibitions at the Crisis Centre Bermondsey, Art Hub and APT Galleries, Deptford. He is also an award winning playwright and poet and a collection of his poetry will be published later this year by Poetry Salzburg Press.

Admission

£10 per lecture, per person (£8 per lecture, per person for Jerwood Gallery Members) and includes gallery admission.

If you would like to attend both lectures, there is a reduced price available of £16 per person (£14 per person for Jerwood Gallery Members) and includes gallery admission.

Website

http://www.jerwoodgallery.org/whatson/events/183/colin-pink-lectures-prunella-clough-art-and-feminism

Image of Jessica Carlisle

JESSICA CARLISLE: ARTIST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP

  • 4 June 2016 2-4pm

Jessica Carlisle is a gallerist, curator, artist representative and art consultant. Her eponymous gallery, in the heart of London’s West End, works with an extended network of UK and international artists and artists’ estates.

A qualified solicitor, Jessica practiced art law before joining the UK’s first artist management company, Artists First Management, working with a number of significant YBA’s. She is an Advisory Board Member for Made in Arts, London.

Drawing on her wide-ranging experience of the contemporary art world, Jessica’s workshop is an invaluable opportunity for artists looking to advance themselves and their career. Participants will gain expert, first hand advice on what a gallery would expect from you as a professional artist and how to promote yourself as successfully as possible.

The workshop content will include:-

· running a professional studio practice

· understanding the realistic value of your work and how to price it

· how to read contracts

· keeping records and finances

· photographing work

· creating and maximising opportunities for yourself and your work

· what to include on your website

· copyright

Admission

£15 per person (workshop fee includes admission to the gallery)

Collagraph Workshop with Brigitta Wilson

Collagraph Weekend Workshop with Birgitta Wilson

  • 2 — 3 July 2016 11:30am-4pm

Collagraphy is a collage printmaking technique, where the image is composed from a variety of textured materials glued to a cardboard or metal base.

This plate is then carefully inked and printed through an etching press using thick dampened paper and a great deal of pressure.

It is a very accessible way of making prints using everyday materials such as leaves, card, wallpaper, string, tissue paper, gauze, scrim, fabric, lace, feathers and even foodstuffs, and can produce wonderfully textured and sophisticated images.

Liquid materials, such as PVA or ceramic tile adhesive can also be used and can be applied to the plate using a brush, palette knife or squeegee.

Much of the joy of working with collagraph lies in the tremendous scope there is for innovation and experiment. It really is the closest the printmaker can get to painting and, in addition, retains great scope for sculptural and graphic treatments.

In this two day workshop we will be constructing collages on mount board using a variety of materials and then printing them using a small portable etching press. We will be experimenting with different inking techniques too and you will be surprised at the results you can achieve even without any previous printmaking experience.

Booking is essential as places are limited. To book, please call 01424 728377 during gallery opening hours.

Events are subject to availability and may be cancelled if minimum numbers are not reached so please book to avoid disappointment. Event tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled, in which case you would be entitled to a full refund. In this instance a member of Jerwood Gallery staff will contact you to arrange the refund.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£50 per person

Website

http://www.jerwoodgallery.org/whatson/events/132/collagraph-weekend-workshop-with-birgitta-wilson

How to be a Dog with Jo Williamson image

How to be a Dog with Jo Williamson

  • 9 July 2016 11-12am

Children’s picture book author/illustrator Jo Williamson brings her Edinburgh International Book Festival children’s workshop to the Jerwood Gallery.

Jo will read from her picture book How to Be a Dog and show you how she draws her canine friends with a live drawing demonstration. She will also be on hand to help as you create your own dog mask, and to answer any questions on life as an illustrator and how she comes up with her characters.

Jo Williamson is a local resident, working from her studio at home with a view over Hastings Old Town and Jerwood Gallery down to the sea. How to Be a Dog was created as her final project whilst on the MA in Children's Book Illustration course at Cambridge School of Art and has been published worldwide. It was been nominated for the CILIP Kate Greenaway medal 2016 for outstanding illustrated books for children and young people. Jo’s second picture book, Messy Molly, is published in the UK and the USA and she has also illustrated Petunia Paris's Parrot, by author Katie Haworth.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

£4.50 per child (one accompanying adult per booking goes free)

Getting there

GPS Codes
50.8559455871582
0.59424501657486

Parking
There are a number of public car parks in Hastings within easy walking distance of the Gallery. Full details can be found on Hastings Borough Council website.

Nearby car parks include:

Castle Hill Road Car Park

Pelham Place Car Park

Rock a Nore Car Park

Travelling by Bus
Hastings and St Leonards are served by the Stagecoach bus company, who run regular services from nearby towns and villages.

Travelling by Rail
There are regular train services that run from London Victoria and London Charing Cross to Hastings. Direct trains to Hastings from Brighton and Ashford International run twice an hour.

Jerwood Gallery
Rock-a-Nore Road
Hastings
East Sussex
TN34 3DW
England

Website

www.jerwoodgallery.org

E-mail

info@jerwoodgallery.org

Telephone

01424 728377

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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