Formerly known as the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, the gallery on the beach has been rebranded as the Hastings Contemporary and moves from a gallery model with a collection to a Kunsthalle model.
In this episode I talk to Liz Gilmore, the director of the Hastings Contemporary about the new model for exhibitions, the focus on modern British and international painting and their outreach program.
Five things I learned from Liz
Liz was the director of the Jerwood Gallery when it arrived in Hastings in 2012 and with the gallery has worked with every school in Hastings
The gallery opens in July 2019 with a show by Tal R who has been on their radar for quite some time. Alongside this
The Tal R exhibition has a playful layout with low Scandi coloured plinths, coloured walls and varying scales of art which don’t adhere to traditional hanging levels; art is sometimes hung high or low on the walls.
Future artists who will be showing at the gallery include Victor Willings and Anne Ryan
Roy Oxlade influenced the work of Tal R, and was taught by David Bomberg, whose work is also part of the exhibition .