1-30 September 2018
[Open Studios 1/2 and 8/9 Sep]

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The Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Show

20 – 21 October

De La Warr Pavilion


Beccy McCray


Beccy McCray explores playful, socially engaged art and design using an interdisciplinary approach that includes intervention, installation, participation, print, paint or whatever media necessary to create imaginative acts of resistance and more human moments in the world. Seeking to break down boundaries between art, activism and everyday life, Beccy ultimately aims to spread joy and inspire positive change at grass roots level, using creativity to raise awareness of environmental issues and the social ideals that go hand in hand with sustainable and happy lives.

Her work has been commissioned by organisations such as the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Jerwood Gallery, Turner Contemporary, The Barbican, National Theatre, The Olympic Park Legacy Company, Create London, Secret Garden Party and the ONCA Gallery for Arts and Ecology.




Image: Alexander Brattell

Becky Beasley


Becky Beasley will be a guest curator for 2018, creating a prominent piece of work that will be accessible and critically engaging.

Becky Beasley lives and works in St Leonards, East Sussex. She has had solo exhibitions at Tate Britain (Art Now) (2012), Spike Island (2012), Leeds City Gallery (2013), Stanley Picker Gallery (2011), and produced solo live projects at Serpentine Pavilion (2010) and South London Gallery (2014). She was shortlisted for the Max Mara Prize in 2009 and the Contemporary Art Society Annual Museum Award in 2014. Her work is currently touring in the Arts Council Touring Artist Curated exhibition, In a dream you saw a way to survive and you were full of joy, curated by Elizabeth Price, and has been included the major group exhibitions including: Narrative Abstractions, Mrac, Sérignan,France (2016 and touring to Mudam, Luxembourg, 2017); A Change of Heart, Hannah Hoffman Gallery, Los Angeles (2016); Over You, You: 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana (2015); and The Imaginary Museum, Kunstverein Munich, Munich (2012).



Caleb Madden


Caleb Madden studied sound recording at BA level and has  completed an MA in Fine Art at the University of Brighton. He has exhibited and performed at venues and galleries such as the Roundhouse, Tate Modern, De La Warr Pavilion, MK Gallery and also internationally in Austria, France and Hong Kong. Caleb produces a monthly radio broadcast for Resonance Extra DAB, is a founder member of the Sonic arts collective The Spirit of Gravity, and is responsible for establishing the national experimental music and interdisciplinary arts touring network – OUTLANDS.

Caleb will return for 2018 bringing a brand new piece of work to the Festival which we will present over 3 days at the Masonic Hall in St Leonards.



Image: Alexander Brattell

Home Live Art


Home Live Art is a company of creative producers working in the field of live art and performance. With an emphasis on participation and public interaction, our projects and events respond to different locations, contexts, audiences. From the large scale spectacular to the intimate encounter, we work closely with artists to create extraordinary experiences.

We are delighted to once again work with Home Live Art this year. 2017 saw Home Live Art’s fourth year of working with Coastal Currents, curating; BEASTIE by Lone Twin and SIREN by Ray Lee.




Image: Alexander Brattell

Coastal Currents 2018

Currently in the planning stages – Coastal Currents 2018 will take place throughout the month of September. Put the date in your diaries now.

Opening Party

1st September

St Mary in the Castle
8pm until 10pm – FREE
Curated by Sweet and Dandy and Caleb Madden
Free welcome “somethingorother”
Capacity limited so first come first served

An immersive night of surprises – more to be revealed over the coming weeks…

AFTER PARTY at The Printworks
9pm – until late – FREE
with DJ Statis BEATNIK
Join us for late night dancing to open the Festival in style.

Masonic Hall

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