Marking the 20th year of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, the festival is a celebration of contemporary illustration practice.

As well as profiling the prize’s two decade history, an accompanying exhibition features work by the artists who have been involved as selectors.

Part-time Hastings resident, Sir Quentin Blake – best known for bringing Roald Dahl’s mad-cap characters to life – presents a new series of drawings created especially for the festival. Produced following a series of sketching trips to the gallery, they reveal his interpretation of ten highlights in the Jerwood Collection.

Hastings Contemporary

Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW

01424 728377


Opening times

Tues – Sun, 11am – 5pm
Closed on Mondays (except Bank Holiday Mondays)

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