The Jerwood Gallery is a £4m new gallery on the seafront in Hastings, East Sussex - housing the Jerwood Foundation's collection of modern British paintings and drawings, and a curated exhibitions programme of contemporary art across disciplines - and it opened last year. HAT projects were commissioned by Hastings Borough Council to redesign the prominent and controversial Stade site in Hastings, between the Old Town and the working fishing beach. Their brief was to create a major new public realm with event space (as large as Somerset House's courtyard), community facilities and cafe alongside the new Jerwood Gallery.
Last year they ran a photography competition over the weekend of the Hastings Seafood & Wine Festival, to find a photograph that showed that the public space created filled its original brief well and to show how well the public space worked with the Jerwood Gallery.
Luckily, I won! This photograph was picked as the winning shot and will be used in the Jerwood Gallery's advertising and for this years promotional material.