• Coastal Currents 2015. Tod Hanson's "Geo", Hastings Museum & Art Gallery. Opening night 9 September 2015.

    TOD HANSON’S GEO launches at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

    Coastal Currents puts a new spin on Hastings Museum and Art Gallery Coastal Currents Arts Festival launched their new commission to rapturous applause, transforming the beloved space that is the ornately carved Durbar Hall into a vortex like no other. London based Tod Hanson has been artist-in-residence for Coastal Currents, living and working on the bespoke piece in Hastings for […]

  • RED LADIES take the town by storm

    RED LADIES take the town by storm

    The Red Ladies took the town by storm, arriving from out of nowhere, yet appearing on every balcony, roof and bench as far as you could see. With performances including a owl display outside Priory Meadow Shopping Centre, drum solo outside Stade Hall and a violin piece in the Fishermen’s Museum, these mysterious ladies caused all matter of intrigue with […]

  • Spanish sculptor and street artist Isaac Cordal creates a trail just for Hastings

    Spanish sculptor and street artist Isaac Cordal creates a trail just for Hastings

    Spanish sculptor Isaac Cordal flew in as part of Coastal Currents 2015 in a fly-by visit befitting of an internationally renowned and much in demand street artist. Visiting Hastings as one of the main artists commissioned by Coastal Currents Arts Festival, Cordal quickly got to work, despite the torrential rain to install the many tiny cement figurines he has created especially […]

  • Coastal Currents premiered the new film by Nichola Bruce and Sam Sharples by transforming Priory Meadow Shopping Centre into a cinema!

    Coastal Currents premiered the new film by Nichola Bruce and Sam Sharples by transforming Priory Meadow Shopping Centre into a cinema!

            Around 200 people filled Priory Meadow Shopping Centre on Saturday night as Coastal Currents Arts screened the premiere of Alcina-Pale Shadows. As with the rest of the ambitious 2015 festival, Coastal Currents aimed higher than ever before and looked to create a real first by constructing a huge cinema, free and accessible to all. With a […]

  • Opening weekend continued with a packed programme including Amy Sharrocks Museum of Water

    Opening weekend continued with a packed programme including Amy Sharrocks Museum of Water

    Images throughout by Alexander Brattell for Coastal Currents          Saturday saw the official first day of the festival with hoards of families flocking to the seaside town to search for the hidden sculptures by Isaac Cordal and visit the Museum of Water and associated Water Bar by artist Amy Sharrocks. Some brought their carefully chosen donation of […]

  • Coastal Currents opening weekend proves most successful ever as thousands flock to Bottle Alley for subterranean art installation!

    Coastal Currents opening weekend proves most successful ever as thousands flock to Bottle Alley for subterranean art installation!

    Thousands flock to Bottle Alley for subterranean art installation as part of Coastal Currents opening night! Last Friday 28th August saw the Bank Holiday start with a bang in the beloved subterranean space that is Bottle Alley. Coastal Currents commissioned artists ZEROH to devise and curate a piece called Point of Decay in which we then created a party like no […]