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BEACH HUT 38

BEACH HUT 38

BEACH HUT 38 Beach Hut 38, Glyne Gap East, St Leonards on Sea My immediate environment, vibrant colours and a personal connection with the subject inspire me to paint. I attempt to give authentic insight to my subject through spontaneous use of paint overlaid with pastel. The local coastline is a constant inspiration. nice1penny@hotmail.co.uk  www.pennynice.co.uk  01424 854968 Opening Hours: 6/7 […]

The Dawn Chorus – Opening Party

The Dawn Chorus – Opening Party

The festival opens with a launch night of sounds, sights and surprises at St Mary in the Castle to challenge your perceptions of this familiar and well-loved local space. Curated by visual arts specialists ZEROH, the evening will hail the opening of the festival in a unique and spectacular way.

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.

Walking Stories Workshops

Walking Stories Workshops

Saturday 21 September, 10am - 3pm Sunday 22 September, 1 - 6pm Saturday 28 September, 10am - 1pm Alexandra Park, gather at eat @ The Park Café FREE Would you like to work with the artist Charlotte Spencer and be part of her latest project Walking Stories?

Bodies In Urban Spaces: Cie. Willi Dorner

Bodies In Urban Spaces: Cie. Willi Dorner

Come follow these fast moving performers though the streets of Hastings on a human dance trail!

Jerwood Gallery

Jerwood Gallery

 www.jerwoodgallery.org Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm Saturday- Sunday 11am-6pm Closed Mondays (with the exception of Bank Holiday Mondays) The award winning Jerwood Gallery, situated next to the fishing beach in Hastings’ historic Old Town, is the home for the Jerwood Collection of 20th and 21st century art and changing contemporary exhibition programme. The building offers stunning views over the fishing beach, the Old […]

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.

COASTAL CURRENTS NEEDS YOU!

COASTAL CURRENTS NEEDS YOU!

COASTAL CURRENTS NEEDS YOU! Would you like to take part in an outdoor event in Alexandra Park on Sunday 7th September? You don’t need dance training, just a willingness to move very slowly! As part of Coastal Currents 2014, we have invited the Rosemary Lee Company to present MELT DOWN, a very simple but powerful “visual performance” that is performed by an all […]

Submissions now closed

Submissions now closed

Get involved with Coastal Currents 2014 – DEADLINE NOW CLOSED Submissions are now CLOSED for Open Studios, Events and Exhibitions in Hastings, St Leonards or Rother to take part in Coastal Currents 2014. If you need assistance please email info@coastalcurrents.org.uk or call 07957 286895

ROPE – Lyndall Phelps

ROPE – Lyndall Phelps

Rope – Lyndall Phelps 21 – 25 September, 12noon – 6pm CC Shipping Containers by Swan Boating Lake, Hastings Old Town FREE Lyndall’s artistic practice is site/context specific and strongly process based. References in her work include an eclectic mix of history, science, horticulture and women’s craft. Lyndall’s work affords the chance to see the familiar in a different light, seeking to invite a sense of wonder which stimulates curiosity and intrigue. […]

Walking Stories by Charlotte Spencer

Walking Stories by Charlotte Spencer

Walking Stories by Charlotte Spencer Projects Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 September, 2pm & 4pm each day Alexandra Park. Gather at eat @ The Park Café FREE but please email Kirstin here to reserve your place An audio-walk for parks created for you, with you. Explore Alexandra Park in a totally new way with this engaging new piece by Charlotte Spencer. You […]

Hunt & Darton

Hunt & Darton

On the opening weekend - catch Hunt & Darton wandering around Hastings and St Leonards!

Worktable by Kate McIntosh

Worktable by Kate McIntosh

Worktable By Kate McIntosh Friday 27, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September, 11am – 6pm (last entry 5.30pm) CC Shipping Containers by Swan Boating Lake, Hastings Old Town FREE In Worktable objects fall apart. With your help, they come back together…. Worktable is a live installation, open to visitors to drop-in any time throughout the day. The installation takes place in a […]

Pier to Eternity

Pier to Eternity

28 Sept, 7pm Hastings Pier FREE Pier to Eternity has become a regular event at Coastal Currents, an illuminated bike ride taking in the sights and sounds of exhibitions and events around town, free and open to all. This year, Pier to Eternity invites you to join a ride to the De La Warr Pavilion on Saturday 28th September. Meet at Hastings Pier at 7pm with your decorated bike and join […]

The Arrival – Nunah Theatre Company

The Arrival – Nunah Theatre Company

28 Sept, 7.30pm Stade Open Space, Hastings Old Town FREE The Arrival follows the journey of a man who migrates to a new land, desperately trying to communicate and make some sense of it all. Why has he left his family behind? What on earth is he hoping to find? At what cost? The story is an extraordinary blend of bold physicality, beautiful images […]

Late Checkout – Closing Party

Late Checkout – Closing Party

Coastal Currents closing party "hotel takeover" on Sunday 6 October, 7.30 – 10pm at the White Rock Hotel, Hastings - FREE (Pay Bar). Celebrate the closing of this year’s festival by joining us at the White Rock Hotel for an evening of live music and performance game playing by the ever irreverent but hugely entertaining Boogaloo Stu, Richard DeDomenici, Seth Kriebel and Search Party.

Pop-Up Paradise

Pop-Up Paradise

7.30pm Friday 4th October Pop-Up Cinema Coastal Currents Shipping Containers, Swan Boating Lake, Hastings Old Town. After the success of the recent screening day – Coastal Currents have  teamed up with Hastings based film-makers Mark French and Toby Tatum to present an evening of fantastic short films at Pop-Up Cinema on the Hastings seafront. Whist searching for films for a […]

Save Me by Search Party

Save Me by Search Party

Save Me by Search Party - Saturday 5 October in Hastings and Sunday 6 October in Bexhill. Audience members are invited to share their own stories of separation on yellow tags, which they write and then tie to the platforms.

As The World Tipped

As The World Tipped

As The World Tipped Saturday 21 September, 7.30pm Stade Open Space, Hastings Old Town FREE This exciting and extraordinary piece of aerial theatre tells a powerful tale of ecological crisis. Combining dramatic film and visuals with breath-taking aerial performance

METALIBRARY – Christina Mitrentse

METALIBRARY – Christina Mitrentse

METALIBRARY Christina Mitrentse 1 - 6 October with Artists talk on Saturday 5 October, 4.30pm - FREE
The METALIBRARY is an interactive and participatory floor based installation conceived by multidisciplinary artist/educator Christina Mitrentse. We invite you to bring a book...

Dear Serge

Dear Serge

Connected event: Pier to Eternity Illuminated Bike Ride from Hastings Pier to De La Warr Pavilion, 28th Sep, 7pm

Pop-Up Cinema Screening Day

Pop-Up Cinema Screening Day

Pop-Up Cinema Screening Day, Sunday 22 September. An exciting pop-up cinema will appear on the opening weekend of Coastal Currents.

Oliver Crowther

Oliver Crowther

Oliver Crowther - Guardians of the Stade. 20 - 29 September, 11am - 4pm (Private View: 19 September) 6 - 9pm - FREE Stade Hall, Hastings Old Town

BLOW STUDIO

BLOW STUDIO

8a Channel View, Bexhill on Sea TN40 1JT felicitytruscott@gmail.com www.axisweb.org/felicitytruscott 07988 860675 Shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012, Felicity is showing new works in black and white from the Blow Studio. Sale of work from both Blow and Matilda the Camper Van, text/call for Matilda’s St Leonards location (near the Lido). Opening Hours: 21/22 & 28/29 September, 2 – 6pm

ANNA MALNI

ANNA MALNI

Unit 12, Mercatoria Business Centre, 100-102 Norman Road, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0EJ annadmalni@yahoo.co.uk Oil paintings, linocuts and portraits by Anna Malni. Opening Hours: 21/22 & 28/29 September, 11am – 6pm

ST LEONARDS ACCESSORIES

ST LEONARDS ACCESSORIES

Seaside HQ, 20 East Ascent, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0DS mail@stleonardsonline.com www.stleonardsonline.com 01424 718423 This British Totemonger opens up its basement studio to reveal some of the tools, materials and inspiration it uses to produce its timeless, understated, unisex bags. Fresh stock and samples available to buy. £40-£400. Opening Hours: 21/22 & 28/29 September, 11am – 6pm

CUT IT OUT STUDIO

CUT IT OUT STUDIO

9 Marine Court, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0DX martin@cutitout.co.uk www.cutitout.co.uk 01424 441972 A chance to view and purchase original collages, prints and books by illustrators Martin O’Neill & Jackie Parsons. Opening Hours: 21/22 & 28/29 September, 11am – 6pm

LOGJAM

LOGJAM

Unit 16 Harold Mews, Mews Road, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0EA treeplanterjoc@gmail.com www.jochare.com 01424 434848 Indoor and outdoor sculptural furniture and tree saplings for sale. Public commission archives and consultation. Selection of seasoned timbers for creative projects from tree surgery and forestry practice. Woodland farm facilities and activities. Internships available. Opening Hours: 21/22 & 28/29 September, 11am – 6pm

GERALDINE WHEELER

GERALDINE WHEELER

12 Stanhope Place, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0ED geraldinewheeler7@gmail.com www.geraldinewheeler.com 01424 433654 New watercolour and oil paintings of seascapes, interiors and delicious dogs by Geraldine Wheeler plus handcrafted gemstone and silver jewellery by Anne Bertoluzzi. Opening Hours: 21/22 & 28/29 September, 11am – 5pm

THE GARDEN STUDIOS

THE GARDEN STUDIOS

The Back Garden, 7 The Lawn, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0HH adhunter29@yahoo.com www.nicksnelling.com 01424 457834 New paintings by Nick Snelling and drawings and prints by Adrienne Hunter, all inspired by our local coastline. Opening Hours: 21/22 & 28/29 September, 11am – 6pm

10 THE LAWN

10 THE LAWN

Garden Flat, 10 The Lawn, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0HH Veronique Pullen – mixed media jewellery inspired by nature. Valerie Knapp Ceramics - Inspired by the colours and vibrancy of her garden. Elaine Partington – I’m passionate about textiles and precious metal which I incorporate into my jewellery. Nicola Diepering – paper maker responding to the visual stimuli of her surroundings. […]

URBAN DECAY AND RURAL DESTRUCTION

URBAN DECAY AND RURAL DESTRUCTION

The Old Bakery, Silchester Mews, 17a Silchester Road TN38 0JB erica@wordsmithdesign.co.uk www.wordsmithdesign.co.uk 01424 201113 From the weeds of St Leonards to Combe Haven. An exhibition of design and illustration from the last year, with a focus on campaign flyers and graphics produced about the proposed Bexhill to Hastings Link Road. The Old Bakery also hosts a show of photographs of road protests […]

MICHAEL TIERNEY

MICHAEL TIERNEY

32 Alfred Street, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0HD michael@michaeltierney.org www.michaeltierney.org Michael’s vibrant work reflects the multi-layered nature of modern life and the ever-changing world around us. A selection of his paintings, prints and mixed media work will be on show and available to buy. Opening Hours: 21/22 & 28/29 September, 11am – 5pm

CLAREMONT STUDIOS

CLAREMONT STUDIOS

48 Kings Road, St Leonards on sea TN37 6DY info@claremontstudios.org www.claremontstudios.org 01424 420927 Delete – Graffiti and Greek Mythology; Caroline Le Breton – works on paper; Elise Liversedge – thoughts on architectural intervention of no 48; Leila McMillan – handmade wares; Judith Shaw – painter/printmaker; Naomi Robinson – new painter new painting. Opening Hours: 21/22 & 28/29 September, 11am – […]

STUDIO VII

STUDIO VII

                        Studio VII 4-5 Shepherd Street, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0ET www.7studiovii-wordpress.co.uk The members of Studio VII invite you to view a selection of our artwork, created using a variety of different media. See work from seven of our eight studio artists plus a guest artist. Lynne Bingham An artist working […]

riart Grrrls

riart Grrrls

riart Grrrls present a week of film, video and performance on the theme of 21st century Suffragettes with historical reference to local Suffragette Barbara Bodichon. Stade Hall, Hastings

Contrast!

Contrast!

Conquest Hospital Exhibition Area (main entrance, turn right), The Ridge, St Leonards TN37 7RD 21 Sept – 24 Nov, 9.30am – 6pm Private View 26 Sept, 6 – 8pm Extreme contrasts, opposing and conflicting images: PHG members demonstrate contrasts in their work and the dynamism and power of the still image. Photo Hub Group is a photographers’ collective based in Hastings & St Leonards. Visit PHG Facebook […]

Joan Roche rasa

Joan Roche rasa

St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings TN34 3AF 21 Sept – 6 Oct, 11am – 4pm Joan Roche is a painter living in St Leonards-on-Sea. She received an MA in Fine Art from the Royal Academy Schools. Based in Marine Court, her elevated views complement a long–term interest in hydrooptics and natural light. Through the use of multi-media, Joan interprets the flux of the sea’s […]

Hastings Hullabaloo

Hastings Hullabaloo

St Mary in the Castle, 7 Pelham Crescent, Hastings TN34 3AF 21 Sept, 12noon – 6pm (plus evening event) Find your way into Hastings’ own TARDIS and celebrate our town’s hidden seaside treasure with free music, story-telling, historic tours and surprises from some top-class performers. PLUS a barn dance in the evening to round off the day’s events. sallygard@gmail.com 01424 […]

Press Collateral

Press Collateral

We would love you to give as much coverage to the 2014 Coastal Currents Arts Festival as possible and to help you, we have provided this page with logos and images for you to use. Please just ensure you download the right file – for web or print and credit any photographers mentioned. Click to open then right click on […]

Rye Art Gallery

Rye Art Gallery

www.ryeartgallery.co.uk Galleries 1, 2 and 3 Selling exhibitions of high quality contemporary fine art and craft. Monday – Saturday 10.30 – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm Sunday and Bank Holidays 12 – 4pm (Closed Tuesday and hanging weeks) Galleries 4,5 and 6 The Permanent Collection houses important works by 19 Thursday – Saturday 10.30 – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm Sunday and […]

We need you! Willi Dorner holds auditions, so get involved!

We need you! Willi Dorner holds auditions, so get involved!

Thanks for your submissions!

Thanks for your submissions!

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED 21 September – 6 October 2013  [Open Studios: 21/22 and 28/29 September] This year Creative Coast will be collaborating with home live art on a theme ofHastings Live, promising an exciting series of performances and live events, in addition to the usual mix of exhibitions, open studios and events. So if you are an artist, event manager, organiser or curator, […]

Coastal Currents 2013

Coastal Currents 2013

21 September - 6 October 2013 [Open Studios: 21/22 and 28/29 September] We're delighted to announce that Creative Coast and home live art will be collaborating to manage Coastal Currents 2013.

Festival over for 2012 – thanks to everyone!

Festival over for 2012 – thanks to everyone!

Thanks to everyone who came to any of the events, open studios or took part in workshops or talks, without you, we wouldn’t have a festival! An obvious thanks to all the artists involved and of course Hastings Borough Council. We are already looking forward to Coastal Currents 2013 If you are interested in keeping in touch please sign up […]

Lots still to see in Final Week of Festival

Lots still to see in Final Week of Festival

Is it really the final week of the festival already? Where did time go? Oh well, don’t despair, there are still loads of great events still to see! So starting backwards – the closing event on the 23rd September – put it in your diaries as it sees the Strange Cargo sculpture permanently installed on the seafront in St Leonards. […]

Zoom at Frank’s Front Room

Zoom at Frank’s Front Room

You are cordially invited to a Private View for Zoom Image Group, at Frank’s Front Room, 31-32 Station Road, Hastings, (opposite Hastings Station and Sainsburys Local) on Friday 14th September 7-9pm. Zoom are also exhibiting at the JDBar, Claremont. Frank’s Front Room is a Free house Pub and cafe situated opposite Hastings station and Sussex Coast College. We […]

3T’s: Tomorrow’s Talent Today

3T’s: Tomorrow’s Talent Today

Respond Academy Young Artists 17a Silchester Road, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 OJB 01424 718235 07531915905 respondacademy1@hotmail.com www.respondacademy.com Young Respond Academicians presenting original works: short films, paintings, photography and animation. The works developed through exploring their place in the history and role in development of St Leonards and Hastings as Global Citizens. The Works reference contemporary and classics, juxtaposing optimism […]

Thanks for coming to our Launch Night!

Thanks for coming to our Launch Night!

Thanks for making the Opening Event such a success!

Studio 21bis at The Space

Studio 21bis at The Space

Studio 21bis Night Watch 14-30 September 2012 visible dawn to 23.00 The SPACE a location for artists’ temporary interventions and events 58 Kings Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex TN37 6DY +44 (0) 788 144 1120 c.gist@btinternet.com http://interface-2011.blogspot.com Studio 21bis (Laurent Lacotte & Romain Demengeot) are based in Paris and work internationally. Following on from previous projects which explore issues of […]