This summer, Jerwood Gallery will be relaunching as Hastings Contemporary – an independent gallery for the South East. A public opening is planned for 6 July, with a major presentation by international contemporary painter Tal R, alongside British artist, Roy Oxlade.
Seven years after opening on the historic Stade on the seafront in Hastings, the Director and Trustees of Jerwood Gallery are excited to announce that the Gallery will become Hastings Contemporary. Since opening in 2012, the gallery has built an acclaimed exhibition programme and has been a cornerstone of the cultural renaissance of Hastings, welcoming over 300,000 visitors. Hastings Contemporary will have a refreshed curatorial direction under Jerwood Gallery’s founding Director, Liz Gilmore.
Hastings Contemporary will reflect the town’s independent spirit, drawing on the rich artistic heritage of Hastings and the South East and engaging with the town’s growing creative community. Hastings Contemporary’s expanded programme will explore all forms of modern and contemporary art, as well as continuing to champion the medium of painting, for which it has built a strong reputation.
See the full press release here.
Image: Jerwood Gallery © Pete Jones, courtesy Jerwood Gallery.