Jerwood Gallery

East Sussex, TN34 3DW

National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to over 240 venues across the UK as well as 50% off major exhibitions.

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Since opening in 2012 this seaside gallery has become a key part of the vibrant artistic network of the south coast.

Sitting next to the fishing beach in Hastings’ historic Old Town, Jerwood Gallery has been designed to echo its surroundings. The 8,000 hand-glazed black tiles covering the exterior evoke the tarred boards of the nearby fishermen's net huts.

To date, the gallery has run two successful Art Happens crowdfunding campaigns. The first in 2014, raised almost £30,000 to put on a major exhibition of work by the Chapman Brothers, while in 2017 they raised £14,000 to bring Paula Rego to the gallery, for an exhibition of new work that celebrated her love of the sea.


Note: We apologise to Jerwood Gallery and visitors – we made a mistake in our Art Map 2018. Jerwood Gallery is 50% off entry and exhibitions with a National Art Pass; not 'free to all, 20% off in cafe', as listed. We hope you enjoy visiting.

The gallery showcases the prestigious Jerwood Collection of modern and contemporary art, which focuses particularly on British practice. It was formed over 30 years by Alan Grieve, Chairman of the Jerwood Foundation, and features more than 200 works by celebrated 20th-century artists such as Sir Frank Brangwyn, LS Lowry, and Alfred Wallis.

Contemporary pieces come from winners of the Jerwood Painting Prize, including Craigie Aitchison, Maggi Hambling and Patrick Caulfield.

Venue information

Opening times

Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm
Closed on Mondays (except Bank Holiday Mondays)

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