Jerwood Foundation

Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

Architects: HAT Projects

Opened 2012

Jerwood Gallery in Hastings opened its doors to the public on 17 March 2012. Designed by the young architectural practice HAT Projects, the Gallery houses the Foundation’s collection of 20th and 21st century art, alongside a curated programme of contemporary art. Approximately one third of the Foundation’s collection is on display at any one time in seven bespoke collection galleries. Contemporary shows are presented in the dedicated Foreshore Gallery.

The gallery’s £4million capital costs have been funded entirely by Jerwood Foundation, which continues to give major capital support. Jerwood Gallery, now a UK registered charity,  is proving to be important catalyst in the cultural and economic regeneration of the area, as well as being an architectural exemplar. The Gallery has been awarded the 2012 Public and Community architectural award from Sussex Heritage Trust, a Civic Trust for the built environment award 2013 and a RIBA National award 2013.

Jerwood Gallery, Hastings. Architects: HAT Projects © Bob Mazzer