Sat 13th Sep

Rothermere Open House

Rothermere Open House

Rothermere House Basement (entry from Claremont opposite The Printworks), Rothermere House, 49-51 Cambridge Road, Hastings TN34 1DT Launch Party: Saturday 6 September, 6 – 9pm Exhibition: Weekends of 6 & 7, 13 & 14 September, 11am – 6pm Rothermere Open House is an exhibition that signals the start of a new life for the building as the home of a […]

Kate MccGwire

Kate MccGwire

Internationally acclaimed artist Kate MccGwire has been commissioned by Coastal Currents to create a site specific work in the unique environment of the crypt at St Mary in the Castle.

Waves by Alex Leadbeater

Waves by Alex Leadbeater

Waves Exhibition by Alex Leadbeater Thurs 4th Sept to Wed 22nd Oct (Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 1am; Friday-Saturday 12-2am; Sunday 12-7pm) The sea has crossed the road… Large paintings of waves and the horizon being shown in daylight or under the flashing disco lights when the bar is open late.  See more work at The Muse, listed in […]

Flying the Fish  and Shoring the Ruins

Flying the Fish and Shoring the Ruins

Imagen Gallery, 20 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA Saturday 30 August – Sunday 14 September, 9.30am – 5.30pm (Closed Sundays and Wednesdays) Stunning images from local photographer Judith Scott,who travels the world from Antarctica to Iceland and everywhere else in between, whale-watching and researching the marine life. Plus local artist Nigel Plumb is showing twelve panels from his ongoing work, ‘Debris Field’, […]

Littoral Drift

Littoral Drift

Project Art Works, Arch 3, Braybrooke Terrace, Hastings TN34 1TD Monday 1 – Thursday 4 September, 10am – 4pm Saturday 6 September, 11am – 4pm Monday 8 – Thursday 11 September, 10am – 4pm Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 September, 11am – 4pm Project Art Works’ fundamental premise is that art can, through both its process and its final form, […]

Revelations 2014

Revelations 2014

Respond Academy 17a Silchester Mews, Silchester Road, St Leonards, TN38 0JB Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 August, 2 – 6pm Monday 1 September, 4 – 7pm Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 September, 2 – 6pm Monday 8 September, 4 – 7pm Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 September, 2 – 6pm Other dates & times by arrangement only  A collective effort of […]

PALESTINE WITH LOVE:  Creation Under Occupation

PALESTINE WITH LOVE: Creation Under Occupation

White Rock Hotel, 1-10 White Rock, Hastings TN34 3JU Exhibition open throughout the festival 6pm – 11pm (afternoon openings to be notified) Exhibition and displays: art, film, photography and infographics. In the evenings: Tuesday 2 September: Freedom Theatre of Jenin Wednesday 3 September: Oscar-nominated feature film OMAR Thursday 4 September: Closing party with food, music, song and dance, poetry reading. […]

Figurative Journeys

Figurative Journeys

Smiths’, 21 Grand Parade, St Leonards TN37 6DN Open throughout the festival, 11am – 3pm A collection of paintings and drawings exploring colour and surface using a range of experimental techniques originating from initial drawing studies where form and shifts in light and tone are embodied into the work. joan.l.roche@gmail.com 07931 424411

Alice Anderson

Alice Anderson

Alice Anderson will create a new site responsive sculpture commissioned for Coastal Currents, made of copper mesh which will be displayed for the duration of the festival.

Edge Lands

Edge Lands

Conquest Hospital, Exhibition Area Level 3 (Main entrance, turn left) Conquest Hospital, The Ridge, St Leonards TN37 7RD Saturday 30 August – Sunday 14 September, 9am – 6pm Textiles and mixed media works by Cas Holmes, and intimate photography by Sheilagh Dyson, looking at the meeting place between our urban and natural spaces. www.casholmestextiles.co.uk facebook.com/jollynicecreations For sales & enquiries: Arts […]

Points of View

Points of View

Keep your eyes peeled for a candy-striped canvas structure, reminiscent of seaside attractions and Punch and Judy, popping up around town. Akin to a bird hide, with viewing slits at various heights, this structure will be found quietly positioned on the fringes of activity, tempting you to step inside.

10 x 10

10 x 10

43 Wellington Place, Hastings TN34 1QJ Thursday 28 August to end of Festival Please check website for opening times and locations. Jeffrey Louis Reed presents new works by Hermione Allsopp, Tom Bartlett, Oliver Crowther, Mark Charles, Susan Diamond, Disastronaut, Royston Du Maurier-Lebek, Sarah Janes, Grande Dame, Les Idiots, Lester Magoogan, Riz Maslen, Joe Packer, Jo Perfect, Danny Pockets, Kirsten Reynolds, […]

The Temps: Writes of Passage

The Temps: Writes of Passage

In & around St Leonards & Hastings Throughout the festival A group of artists, writers & mental health professionals creating a live project reflecting issues surrounding mental health/disorders and how art and creativity can be harnessed as a transformative medium for healing. Creating impermanent artworks, installations and happenings around town on streets/pathways, using drawing, photography, performance art, installations etc. thetemporaries.blogspot.co.uk

Objects from the id X

Objects from the id X

Rock-a-Nore Art Gallery 23, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings Old Town TN34 3DW Open throughout the festival, Sat/Sun 11am – 5pm, Mon – Fri 1 – 5pm Group of artists comprising Phillip Cosham, Betty Drinkwater, Peter Edwards, Tim Riddihough, Siobhan Burgess and Anna Thomson. Plus invited artists. The group search even further into the depths of their imaginations and subconscious to present […]

Brighton FDA Student Sale

Brighton FDA Student Sale

Plaza Art Supplies, Station Approach, Hastings TN34 1BA Saturday 30 August Saturday 6 September Monday to Friday 8 – 12 September  Saturday 13 September 10am – 4pm Coastal Currents 2014 sees students from FDA Illustration, Graphics and Contemporary Craft past and present come together to exhibit and sell their work in the Plaza Art Shop. This could be your opportunity […]

Barefoot Opera’s CARMEN

Barefoot Opera’s CARMEN

St Mary in the Castle 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings TN34 3AF Saturday 13 September, 7.30pm Barefoot Opera, a fresh and lively ensemble style training company for young classical singers, brings Bizet’s Carmen to St Mary in the Castle with a gypsy band and eight talented young artists on Saturday. Directed by Jenny Miller. Tickets £15 and £12 bookable on St […]

Stade Saturdays

Stade Saturdays

Stade Open Space, Hastings Old Town Sat 30 August – 2pm – 8pm Eight Foot Square Performance Day Sat 6 September – 7.30pm Carnival Collective Sat 13 September – 7.30pm The Demon Barbers XL Stade Saturdays continues its successful series of concerts and performances with three fantastic events during Coastal Currents 2014. FREE – All welcome www.hastings.gov.uk/stadesaturdays Funded by Hastings […]

Space Interrupted

Space Interrupted

Electro Studios Project Space, Electro Studio, Seaside Road, St Leonards TN38 OAL Open 12, 13, 14 & 19, 20, 21 September, 12 – 4pm 12 – 6pm on Saturdays PV Thursday 11 September, 6 – 9pm Installations created by artists interrupting, disturbing or upsetting a sense of place. Each artist responds to the Electro Studios Project Space (ESPS) and its immediate […]

Fiona Pienkowska ‘The Only  Time Is Now’

Fiona Pienkowska ‘The Only Time Is Now’

Bullet Coffee House, 38 Robertson Street, TN34 1HT Saturday 30 August to Sunday 14 September, 10am – 5pm Three youths occupy centre stage in the glaring spotlight of the sodium street lamps. The smoke from their cigarettes appears fragile, wraith-like and fleeting, yet strangely alluring and beautiful, like themselves. Print workshops are taking place during the exhibition, contact Fiona to […]

Glasshouse in the Garage

Glasshouse in the Garage

The Garage, Mercatoria, St Leonards TN38 0EB Friday 5 to Sunday 7 and Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 September, 11am – 5pm SoCo Artists present new experimental work based on Alexandra Park and its 1920s Glasshouse, bringing attention to the restoration work of the Alexandra Park Glasshouse Group. sineidcodd@mac.com www.soco.org.uk