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Jerwood Gallery

Rock-a-Nore Road Hastings East Sussex TN34 3DW 01424 728 377

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Built to provide a permanent home for the Jerwood Foundation’s modern art collection, the Jerwood Gallery is part of the Sussex coast’s ‘Coastal Culture Trail’, a trio of galleries which also includes the Towner in Eastbourne and the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill. The award-winning architecture – angular lines and shimmering, black-glazed tiles – is a conscious nod to the tall, black net huts of Hastings Old Town’s still-working fishing quarter, which borders the gallery. Inside, big picture windows look out over the fishing boats pulled up on the pebbles, and there’s a sleek first-floor café with a lovely sun terrace facing the sea. The gallery’s permanent collection, around two hundred paintings and prints by British artists working between the First World War and the 1960s, includes paintings by Stanley Spencer, Walter Sickert and Augustus John, while down on the ground floor you can see temporary exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, which change quarterly; past exhibitors have included Gary Hume, Gillian Ayres and Rose Wylie.

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Adults £8, children £3.50, local residents £3. Free entry on the first Tues of every month 4–8pm.


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From the station, it's around a 15-minute walk to the gallery, or take the 20 or 20A bus to the Stade, from which it's just a few minutes' walk.


Tues–Fri 11am–5pm, Sat & Sun 11am–-6pm. Closed Mon, with the exception of Bank Holiday Mon. Open until 8pm on the first Tues of every month. Extended opening hours operate during East Sussex school holidays.

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