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Project Art Works takes over the Foreshore Gallery at Hastings Contemporary for a collaborative residency to recover and reconnect as we enter Spring and emerge from a year of fragmentation and isolation.

Whilst Hastings Contemporary remains closed to the public, from 22 March to 2 May 2021 the Project Art Works collective of neurodiverse artists is holding workshops and collaborations in this beautiful gallery beside the sea.

Public events, film screenings and installations will be made visible through the window at Hastings Contemporary and online.

Image: Carl Sexton, Ignition at Hastings Contemporary, April 2021 © Project Art Works

ONE YEAR LATER, 2013, is a video and sound installation in two parts, that documents an exploration of the Jerwood building, now Hastings Contemporary, by four members of the Project Art Works’ Tuesday Studios group. They visited the building when it was ‘uninhabited’ prior to its opening in 2012 and a year later during a major transition involving a rehang of the collection and new exhibition. This work is a portrait of the Jerwood Gallery as a building – a backstage version; devoid of artefacts. It is also a portrait of four young men and of others with whom they have significant relationships. These four young men are nonconformists and comfortable with the simple freedom of moving around a warm, uncluttered and open building – looking out, pausing or sitting, testing different sounds and echoes, running the length of a corridor or touching the different surfaces, materials and shapes of the building.

From March 22, 2021
to May 7, 2021

Location: Hastings Contemporary, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3DW

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