Hastings Contemporary, formerly the Jerwood Gallery, champions modern and contemporary art in an international context through an ambitious expanded programme. It explores 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. Hastings Contemporary will open the doors for the public 6 July 2019.
This summer, Hastings Contemporary will as part of the inaugural exhibitions showcase new and coastal-themed works from Danish contemporary painter Tal R.
The exhibition eventually all museums will be ships will explore the work of international contemporary artist Tal R and reveal new works. Tal R works with a wide range of media from painting to textile design, sculpture to video art, and he constantly renews and enriches his artistic practice and way of working. Known for his unique ability to experiment, reinterpret and create afresh, Tal R is a versatile artist whose work explores and takes inspiration from his surroundings. The exhibition title, which both befits the iconic, ancient fishing beach flanking Hastings Contemporary and recent evolution of the gallery to its new independent status, is a nod to the content of the exhibition and also a poetic reference to the artist’s creative process.