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 £8
Adult (Local Resident*) £3
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
Concessions (ID Required) £5.50
Students, Registered Disabled, Unemployed.
Art Fund £4
Group entry (10 or more people) £5.50 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.
Lowry

Lowry by the Sea

  • 11 June — 1 November 2015 *on now

Laurence Stephen Lowry RA (1887-1976) is one of the most celebrated and beloved British artists of all time. This two room display celebrates Lowry’s unique contribution to 20th Century British art, bringing together a selection of his lesser known paintings and drawings of the sea.

From Britons at play on the sands of holiday resorts, to giant tankers in the great ports of the nation, Lowry painted the sea in many different forms, and this display brings together a wide variety of these exciting works.

For Lowry, the sea’s unpredictable nature made it a perfect metaphor for what he called 'the battle of life', and was a subject that he returned to throughout his career. He was fascinated by the sea, and spoke of ‘the vastness of it and the terribleness of it…I often wonder what would happen if the tide didn’t turn, and the sea came on and on and on and on, what would the place be like, and wouldn’t it be wonderful to see it.’

Lowry by the Sea is part of the gallery's summer Festival of the Sea.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Please visit our website for information about our admission prices.

Website

http://www.jerwoodgallery.org

Life Under Water

Quentin Blake: Life Under Water - A Hastings Celebration

  • 2 July — 6 September 2015 *on now

The immutable Sir Quentin Blake is returning to the gallery this summer, this time casting his eye over Hastings.

The celebrated Children’s Laureate, most famous for his collaborations with Roald Dahl, has created 24 new works that show the vibrancy of this historic town and the sea that defines it.

Quentin Blake captures the vitality of the people of Hastings, but sets them beneath the waves. Pirates swirl merrily around dogs chasing sticks, children on the beach, performers, morris dancers and fish.

Quentin says, ‘it is not an exhibition for children, even though it’s one they won’t have any difficulty with, and it’s not a collection of drawings by me that Jerwood Gallery happens to be putting on. I have created it specifically for the gallery and the works won’t appear anywhere else.'

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Please visit our website for information about admission prices.

Howard

Rachel Howard: At Sea

  • 18 July — 4 October 2015 *on now

This summer we welcome leading British artist, Rachel Howard, to the gallery for her largest solo public gallery exhibition in the UK.

Her distinctive, abstract paintings have been globally recognised and are held in many prestigious international art collections. She paints a multitude of human experiences and emotions and, for this exhibition in Hastings, has created a significant body of new work.

Over a dozen new paintings, ranging from large-scale canvases to smaller works, alter the rules of how the medium of oil paint is approached. Works such as You Can Save Me, Lean To and North draw on maritime themes to investigate the sense of being at odds with the world.

Rachel says 'I grew up on a farm near the sea on the North East coast of England, and having a permanent horizon every day to look at gives a wonderful reassurance in what can be at times a very uncertain world. My show at Jerwood Gallery explores both these aspects of certainty and uncertainty.'

In addition to the exhibition, Howard will be curating a one-room display which will showcase some of her favourite works from the Jerwood Collection.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Please visit our website for information about admission prices.

Website

http://www.jerwoodgallery.org

Alfred Wallis sailing ship and orchard

Horizons: Kettle's Yard at Jerwood Gallery

  • 12 September 2015 — 3 January 2016

Kettle’s Yard was the Cambridge home of Jim and Helen Ede, who together created an impressive collection of British and European art. During his life, Jim had been a curator at Tate Gallery and described himself as a ‘friend of artists’, acquiring much of his collection through these friendships.

Kettle’s Yard became an unusual blend of a family home and art gallery where works by Constantin Brancusi, Frank Auerbach, Georges Braque and Barbara Hepworth were displayed.

When the Edes retired in 1973 they gave the house to Cambridge University. Now, due to a major capital redevelopment on the property itself, the Kettle’s Yard Collection is available to tour for the first time in its history.

Horizons: Kettle's Yard at Jerwood Gallery will not only include important Modern British works, but will also present key European artists in the Ede’s collection.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Please visit our website for information about our admission prices.

Website

http://www.jerwoodgallery.org/whatson/32/horizons-kettles-yard-at-jerwood-gallery

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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