Sussex ArtBeat

Art on show in Brighton & Hove and Sussex

IN FOCUS: ALFRED WALLIS ** 1 Feb – 23 Apr 2014 ** Jerwood Gallery, Hastings

Complementing the collection exhibition will be a single room display, profiling the work of Alfred Wallis (1855-1942).

Wallis, whose work also features in the Jerwood Collection, was a key figure in 20th century British art. He was perhaps an unusual artist, having no professional training and living reclusively in St Ives during his later life. For much of his life Wallis worked as a mariner and fisherman and took up painting in his later life, inspired by his memories of his seafaring past. Having little money to buy materials, he often painted on scraps of paper and card ripped from packaging boxes. Without any formal education, Wallis developed his own artistic language to capture his memories. His naïve style had a profound effect and influenced a number of British artists, including Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood.

The exhibition will feature a selection of Wallis’ iconic seascapes, generously loaned by Kettle’s Yard.

01 February – 23 April 2014

Rock-a-Nore Road
East Sussex
TN34 3DW
Tel: + 44 (0)1424 728377

Opening Times

Please note that the gallery is closed for exhibition turnover and maintenance from Thursday 9 – Friday 31 January 2014. 

Standard opening hours:

Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm
Saturday- Sunday 11am-6pm
Closed Mondays (with the exception of Bank Holiday Mondays and during East Sussex school holidays)

Extended opening hours operate during East Sussex school holidays

For more information about admission prices visit

via Jerwood Gallery – What’s On.

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