Coastal Currents

2019 Archive

Curated Events Open studios

Schools Project

Working with artist James Byford schools in Bexhill from primary through to the college, have held a series of workshops to consider the issues raised by plastics and create …

Coastal Currents Workshops

Workshops hosted at East Sussex College and curated by Sweet and Dandy…

Lionel Road Art Studio

Two local artists are pleased to present original and expressive works in oil and acrylic covering many styles and subjects. This home studio is located just off the seafront in Bexhill towards Galley Hill …

Art Studio 18

Art Studio 18 is a small scale affordable work space for visual artist, opened in 2016 it currently provides work space for 7 artist these are: Ben Browton, Holly Carman, Pia-Jaia Carpenter, Francis Ives …

The Vaults – Observer Building

]The Vaults, Gotham Alley Hastings. A project by Jamie Barnes & Tiger-Lily Martinez for East Sussex College Hastings.   The Vaults is the newly branded exhibition managed and curated by students from East Sussex College as

Street Art 2019

Sweet and Dandy as part of the 2019 Coastal Currents Festival curated a number of accessible street level visual arts pieces that added to the impact the festival had already made in recent years…

Observer EXHIBITION

Rachel Irons works with the East Sussex College students to curate a show in the basement tunnels of the iconic Observer building.

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Hannah Griffiths Mosaics

Hannah is a painter and mosaic artist. A selection of small paintings and mosaics, jewellery made from vintage china and greetings cards will be available to buy. Hannah also teaches …

Jo McAllister

Sumptuously textured, simple, striking jewellery, in pure silver and high carat gold. Award winning jewellery designed and hand-made using Stone Age tools by Jo McAllister who exhibits nationally and …

24 Mayfield Place

We are both writers and visual artists and interested in a feminine response to mythology and landscape. We met on a kibbutz in Israel in 1981 and have shared our creative lives ever since …

SHUBY studio

SHUBY is an international street artist mainly in the form of paste up posters. Come visit her studio for a diverse range of pop art prints and originals featuring her infamous masked bunny and banana motifs.

Dan’s Garage

Dan Pearce. Do come and see what I’ve been up to like the painting behind me which I hope I’ll have finished by then. You might get tea but no biscuits. I got a packet last year and ate them all myself…

House of Curiosities

Exhibitors: Lee Allan – Writer & painter; Mark Bean – Painter & Designer; Hilary Best – Digital,Photography, Mixed Media; Zander Clayton – Painter & Illustrator; William Lawrence …

Chris Eastwood & Geraldine Franklin Studios

Canvases telling the story of the changing sea, beach and sky. Aff ordable art in acrylic, mixed media, and batik. Contemporary, abstract, dynamic, screen prints and paintings with colour as the subject matter …

Jess Levine

My mixed media work includes abstract collage, painting and mono-print techniques. I like to emphasise an experimental, expressive and painterly approach, with strong colour and …

Monoprints Belle / Lesley Bellenger

Local Screen Printer Lesley Bellenger and Professional Photographer Wendy Carrig present a pop-up Print Gallery and Portrait Studio. Selling framed screen prints of local seascapes and offering …

Yellow Garden Studio

Julie Willard, Cliff Willard & Sue Stacey. Welcome for the 2nd year at the yellow garden studio. On show will be Julie’s kiln formed glass, garden sculptures and jewellery, Cliff ’s photography, some on …

The Printmaker’s Art

From his studio at Merryweather’s Farm, Artist & Printmaker Ian O’Halloran presents an exhibition of his work and that of fellow printmaker Charlotte Matthews, exploring the mystery of the landscape and …

Fragments Exhibition & Shaw Things Jewellery

Helen Shaw – handmade silver jewellery. Organic designs with a contemporary feel. Emma Harding – artist exploring the complexity and fragility of the human brain in a unique combination of mosaic and ceramics.

Unspoken

Now we are 7, an established group of artists present a diverse mix of works exploring the concept of the unspoken. The exhibition includes, installation, sculpture, painting and …

St Leonards Art Group at Southwater Community Centre

A community group of professional and amateur artists who share a passion for life drawing. New members welcome.

Zoom Arts Gallery

Glass sculpture, textiles, painting, photography and mixed media are some of the delights to be seen at the Zoom Arts Group showcase. This collective of passionate practitioners often work closely together …

Eastbourne Studio Pottery

Visit our working studio. We off er a range of classes; beginners and beyond, open-access ceramic facilities and kiln hire for practicing ceramicists. We will have work for sale and the opportunity to …

Studio Patrick Goff

I will be working and showing a selection of works on paper as well as finished paintings. I have had a 50 year career as an artist with work in the USA, UK, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and South Africa …

Coastal Currents 2019 Launch Event – Opening Party

Join us on the top terrace of this 1930’s icon as we launch coastal currents 2019 – free glass of fizz (till we run out). An all-day, beach-side event celebrating independent record label culture with DJs from …

INDIA Malcolm Glover

World premiere of international photographic artist Malcolm Glover’s video installation, ‘Breathe’: portraits of Indian glass factory workers within the chaotic environment of their workplace …

Crab Hands

A rare opportunity to peer at the proprietors’ artistic endeavours, Eel & Bear presents a tiny little exhibition of Sussex landscape photographs and curious abstract oil paintings by Mary Redmond and Nick Richards.

Humanity Station

Fumico Azuma (Japan), Tim Can (UK). Found objects and a conscience feed two and three dimensional constructions, illustrations from the box of humanity. Utilitarian, provoking and open to …

Days of The Lake

Days of The Lake is an exhibition of the most recent paintings and drawings by artist Victoria Kiff . To include large scale figure landscapes and abstracts in oils alongside Kiff ’s drawings on cotton rag …

Aground: Foundered

To be haunted by the drowned cries of a child, carried on the threatening gale, beneath the surge and shifting shingle, is to abjure the undying romance of the surrounding sea …

The Art of the Seaside Postcard plus Dennis Lucas, Hastings Potter

The Art of the Seaside Postcard Featuring examples of the original artwork for saucy postcards from the early/mid twentieth century, including the work of Donald McGill. Very politically incorrect …

The Dirty Old Gallery

Showing together for the first time, the artists behind The Dirty Old Gallery will be presenting a mixed media exhibition around the concept of ‘Family’. With Megan Donfrancesco Reddy showcasing her …

The art of a natural home

Homeware and lifestyle store, Reste, is exploring the creative connection between the natural world and our homes. Contact with nature has been linked to reduced stress levels; bringing the natural world …

SUB/MISSION

The SUB/MISSION exhibition will showcase the work of Michelle Mildenhall who has thrilled, shocked and tantalised the art world with her provocative and subversive latex art works …

Reasons to be Cheerful

Textile pieces that celebrate small things that bring happiness in the mad world that we inhabit.

Plastication Imagination

Plastication Imagination returns to the seafront with a second exhibition of images to inspire love, care and celebration of our beautiful seas, beaches and fellow beings. Between Rock-a-Nore and Grosvenor Gardens …

Molly Anne Barrett and Megan Donfrancesco Reddy

An exhibition of two local artists and their contrasting work. Molly’s paintings move between the microscopic and macroscopic creating abstract forms and landscapes that challenge our sense of …

Gallery 27

Clive Jarman, photographer and Fenya Sharkey, visual artist, have collaborated to explore liminality. Black and white images of land, sea and sky capture all chemical transitions with responses unlocking …

Elizabeth Duckett

My name is Elizabeth Duckett, I am 12 years old and I have a passion for sewing. I enjoy creating things that make other people happy…

Love on The Lawn

Bernard McGuigan’s solo sculpture exhibition of selected figurative pieces in this beautiful garden square. Philanthropist Sir Christopher Ondaatje said “I have been a collector and admirer of McGuigan’s work …

Felicity Truscott

Hastings Borough Council, with support from the Interreg North West Europe programme, is working with Groundwork South to deliver a new sustainable straw bale Visitor Centre for Hastings Country Park.

Our Town; A pledge to the land and the sea

20 September, 6pm, FREE You are invited to Ladies Parlour, West Hill, Hastings to watch the sunset,accompanied by beautiful live music and readings of the books. 7.15pm We will circle the Hill as custodians to this

Susan Elliott Mosaics

An exhibition of recycled and reassembled ceramic, mosaic artefacts by Susan Elliott, as guest artist with Caroline Morris. Using resin skulls, candlesticks and wall pieces, Susan envelops them in ceramic hedgerows filled with …

Look-Think-Make

Drop-in family friendly creative activities inspired by the exhibition programme, with support from DLWP team and volunteers.

Life On The Borders

An exhibition of collage art by Vanessa Farinha and photographic works by Georgina Cook. As well as life on the physical and metaphorical fringes, the works explore liminal spaces, migration and the multiplicitous identity …

Rising Talent

Hastings Arts Forum is delighted to host its annual Rising Talent exhibition showcasing a range of work by selected young and emerging artists. Enjoy fresh and stimulating work from the new generation …

Margate Film Screening – Stade Saturdays

A collaboration between Coastal Currents and Margate NOW in an exchange and sharing of work…

Grand Coastal Postcard Hunt

The Grand Coastal Postcard Hunt will take you on a magical mystery tour of the Sussex coastline giving you many opportunities to win amazing artworks by amazing artists …

Danny Pockets Houses Of The Holy

An exhibition of Danny Pocket’s Limited Edition Prints. Proceeds from sales in aid of St Michael’s Hospice. Exhibition runs until Saturday 5 October.

Grand Coastal Postcard Hunt – Eastbourne

7 September 2019 10am outside Hastings Contemporary Or 1pm De La Warr Pavilion Or 3.30pm Towner Gallery TRAIN TIMES: 12:40 St Leonards to Bexhill 14:47 Bexhill to Eastbourne The Grand Coastal Postcard Hunt will take you

Pecha Kucha – Coastal Currents Special

LISTEN NOW… To the 2019 Pecha Kucha Coastal Currents Special…with
Sophie Shaw, Drew Copus, REQ, Melissa Bratton, David Kudish, Sarah Gomes Harris, Joel White, Kay MacKriell, Justin Greenland and Kristian Baughurst.

Dance Movies

Exspira Machina/Kwaidan AI – Yumino Seki/Mark French/Afrit Nebula – A ghost in the machine trapped by a scanner, unable to escape her own memory. Live performance by Yumino Seki and Afrit Nebula.