Chantal Joffe Beside The Seaside

The Jerwood Gallery is marking the New Year with a major exhibition of Chantal Joffe works featuring Hastings and St Leonards. The Jerwood Gallery will display a selection of powerful portraits of women and children combine insight, integrity and wit. This exhibition will celebrate Joffe’s strong connections with Hastings and St Leonards. Hastings beach, in particular, is featured in the background of many of her paintings.

The show will feature a number of new and unseen works painted specifically for the exhibition along with a selection of works spanning the past 13 years. Joffe has long-standing links with Hastings and regularly visits family who live in the town. The coastal landscape is an intoxicating inspiration for Joffe and she spends a great deal of time sitting on the beach, drawing.

The exhibition will be co-curated by Rose Wylie an artist who in her late 70s saw blossoming critical recognition. Wylie launched Jerwood Gallery’s exhibition programme in 2012 with the first retrospective of her work in the UK, Big Boys Sit in the Front.

Liz Gilmore, Director of Jerwood Gallery, says: Chantal Joffe is an inspirational artist, long admired by her peers and critics alike. Beside the Seaside shows Joffe in full artistic flight but also reveals her longstanding and very personal relationship with Hastings.

Duration 31 January 2015 - 12 April 2015
Times Tuesday - Friday 11am - 5pm Saturday & Sunday 11am - 6pm Closed Mondays
Cost Adult £8.00 (Local Resident* Adult £3.00) Child 5–16 yrs £3.50 (Local Resident* Child £1.50)
Venue Jerwood Gallery
Address Rock-a-Nore Road Hastings TN34 3DW, ,
Contact 01424 728377 / /

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