Hastings Contemporary

Hastings Contemporary

Situated on the dramatic seafront of Europe’s oldest fishing beach, Hastings Contemporary champions modern and contemporary art with a bold and ambitious exhibition programme, showing works by historically important and internationally renowned artists, and emerging practitioners, as well as exploring the rich cultural history of artists from the South East. Hastings Contemporary hosts several exhibitions a year, plus an exciting array of talks, workshops, community events and live music.

The building was designed by HAT Projects and completed in 2012. A sensitive response to its context of the fishing beach, listed net huts and medieval Old Town, the gallery has received a number of architectural awards including a RIBA National Award, Civic Trust Award, Sussex Heritage Trust Award and reached the mid list for the Stirling Prize.

The gallery café, Boatyard, overlooks the fishing beach, has an outside sun terrace and offers panoramic views of the coastline. Boatyard serves a menu built around local produce and sustainable ingredients, with fish landed by boats you can see out of the window. Boatyard is open from 11am-5pm, Tuesdays to Sundays, as part of general admission to the gallery. Hastings Contemporary members can bring up to 3 free guests to Boatyard any visit.

The shop stocks a broad selection of books for all tastes and ages relating to art, the history of Modern British and contemporary art, art theory, and guides for personal artistic practice, as well as a bespoke range of gifts, eco-friendly stationery, postcards and products related to current exhibitions. Merchandise is selected based on ethical and sustainable criteria as well as aesthetic appeal. You can visit the shop anytime without paying admission to the gallery.

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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

Admission Prices

Hastings Contemporary is an independent charity exploring all forms of modern and contemporary art Your ticket price contributes towards our running costs and joins with support from Arts Council England, Hastings Borough Council, our Members and Supporters to enable the gallery to continue to display its exhibitions and outreach programmes.

Adult

£9.00*
£8.00 without Gift Aid

Senior (60 and over)
£8.00*
£7.00 without Gift Aid

Art Fund Members
£4.50*
£4.00 without Gift Aid

*If you are a UK tax payer, you can support Hastings Contenmporary by choosing to pay the gift aid ticket price. The Government will then give us an extra 25% on top of your whole entrance fee. Gift Aid makes a massive difference to charities like us. Thank you for your support.


Children (16 and under)
FREE
Up to four children free with an adult ticket.

Members
FREE

Hastings Borough Council Residents
£4.00
Please bring proof of address.

Students, Disabled, Unemployed
£6.00
Proof required. Free entry to Carers supporting disabled visitors.

Group (of 10 or more)
£6.00 per person

First Tuesday
FREE from 4pm - 8pm

On the first Tuesday of every month the gallery is free to all between the hours of 4pm - 8pm. The cafe is also open during this time.

Discounts

  • National Art Pass
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.

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.

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

Website

Situated on the dramatic seafront of Europe’s oldest fishing beach, Hastings Contemporary celebrates moderna and contemporary art, hosting several exhibitions a year, plus an exciting array of talks, workshops and live music.

https://www.hastingscontemporary.org/

E-mail

info@hastingscontemporary.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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