We do, as the song goes, like to be by the seaside. But with the somewhat unpredictable British weather meaning we can’t always enjoy the sea and sand of the beach in comfort, it certainly helps when there are some other diversions on offer. Far be it from me to describe an art gallery as a mere diversion though. This new gallery from the famous Jerwood family of philanthropists looks set to be just the place to experience modern and abstract pieces – mainly from the first part of the 20th Century – in the fun and artist friendly location of Hastings, East Sussex.
Designed by HAT Projects, the black glazed exterior of the gallery, glistens in the sun, bringing to life that portion of the sea front. The two-storey gallery is positioned between a fun fair and a fish market, bringing art right to the centre of attention.
The gallery is split between the ground floor for temporary exhibitions and the upstairs for permanent displays. The gallery also includes an education room, shop and a first floor café. Art by the sea? Sounds perfect!
Photography by Ioana Marinescu
Robert Monk March 22nd, 2012
Posted In: Architecture