Keith Tyson. Turn Back Now

28 Jan 2017 – 4 Jun 2017

Regular hours

11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00
11:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Adult £9.00
Child 5-16 years £3.50
Family (up to 2 adults & 3 children) £20.00
Senior £8.00
Students, Disabled, Unemployed (ID required) £6.00
Art Fund Members £4.00
Local Residents* £4.00 adult/ £1.50 child/ £8.00 family
Groups (of 10 or more) £6.00 per person
Members, Carers for Registered Disabled and Under 5s Free

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Hastings Contemporary

England, United Kingdom


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  • The 20, 100 and 101 buses from Hastings train station stop at the Stade bus stop which is a short walk away.
  • Hastings Contemporary is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from Hastings train station. Direct train services run regularly to London, Brighton and Ashford International.
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Jerwood Gallery is delighted to welcome Turner Prize Winner (2002) Keith Tyson to the gallery in January to launch our 2017 exhibition programme.


Turn Back Now will feature a selection of works from Tyson's Studio Wall Drawings series that form a visual diary of his practice over the past 20 years - many of which have never been publicly exhibited before.

Brighton-based Tyson says, “I began making Studio Wall Drawings in 1997 when I was sharing a studio with four other artists in South East London where wall space was scarce. I could pin a single large sheet of watercolour paper to a board and scribble down notes, ideas and sketches."

“Over time I began to think of these drawings more as works in their own right, existing somewhere in-between a sketchbook, a journal, a poem and a painting - I found that I could work unhindered by the self-conscious restraint I'd often felt while working on canvas."

“The nature and style of the drawings has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, just as I have. Although each drawing records a specific moment from my life, as a whole, they also reflect societal changes over that time too...It has become commonplace now to post daily pictures and accompanying texts on one’s digital ‘wall’  but I still am constantly surprised and rewarded by this simple practice of working daily on paper.”

Image: Keith Tyson, 20th Sept 2016 Late Night on the Gatwick Express... (2016) © the artist

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