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Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

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The Jerwood Gallery is a museum of contemporary British art located on The Stade in Hastings, East Sussex and operated by the Jerwood Foundation. The gallery opened in March 2012 and cost £4m to build. The gallery contains both temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection that includes work from artists including: L. S. Lowry, Augustus John, Stanley Spencer, Walter Sickert, Ben Nicholson, Patrick Caulfield, Maggi Hambling, Craigie Aitchison and Prunella Clough.ArchitectureThe building was designed by Hana Loftus and Tom Grieve from the architecture firm HAT Projects. The outside of the gallery building is covered with over 8,000 black tiles that were glazed in Kent. In The Observer, the architecture critic Rowan Moore says that the Jerwood building "is not embarrassed by the stuff and clobber around it, and does not embarrass them". Moore concludes that the building is "a simple and straightforward place for viewing art".Wallpaper described the gallery as "a perfectly formed, modest space, that doesn't try too hard".
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  • Too expensive, so little to see monstrosity !!situated in a amongst. History ?? Waste of time and money ...and i live art!  more »
  • This is a modern building situated in the heart of the interesting Old Town in amongst the fishermen's buildings and beach. Be sure to visit the free Fisherman's museum next door. We are Art Fund memb...  more »
  • As the entrance charge is £9 it can seem a bit high if you are just visiting on the spur of the moment. It is not a big gallery so if you don't like the current main exhibition there is not enough in ...  more »
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  • Small but if you're in Hastings worth a visit but probably not worth going there especially.
  • This is a small but nice modern, art gallery. Not too expensive but not cheap for the scale of what is on display. However there were some really interesting pieces around Picasso and a great collection of self portraits. The visiting exhibition we saw wasn't that good but this rotates quite frequently so worth looking at the program to see if there is something interesting that you want to see. The cafe is nice with a balcony overlooking all the old fresh fish stalls and fishing boats.
  • Lovely day out and excellent works of art and a restaurant with outside balcony .
  • Brilliant collection, great changing exhibitions, wonderful building, exciting location, smashing cafe!
  • Lovely space with bright, open views of the sea. Not the biggest, so maybe a little pricey at just shy of a tenner.

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