Hastings Contemporary holds the first retrospective of work by British artist Victor Willing (1928-1988), representing each period of his career.

The display includes work from all aspects of Willing’s artistic practice, including painting, drawing and sculpture. This gallery-wide exhibition is the first major display of Willing’s work in the UK in over a decade, featuring paintings from his days at the Slade, the development of his artistic vision while living in Portugal with his wife, the artist Paula Rego (b1935), and his years working in London until his untimely death in 1988.

Exhibited alongside work by a number of his contemporaries, including fellow Slade students Michael Andrews (1928-1995) and Paula Rego, and featuring significant loans from Tate, Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, and The Arts Council Collection, this exhibition offers visitors a chance to encounter this groundbreaking but overlooked artist.

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Hastings Contemporary

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

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