Coastal Currents


Curated Events Open studios


ESCH screening of Inside & Out with accompanying exhibition of work and stalls.

Adam Dando ‘Paper Dolls’

10 years of sketchbooks on display plus a new collection of florals on paper.

Thursday to Sunday 11am till 4pm


Jeweller Maxime Allan and painter Ben Fenton bring you an interdisciplinary exhibition exploring themes of belonging and place.

3-16 September

Rod Morris – roadfactorystudios

Still films – photography exhibition and print sales. Photographs are like vessels, and within the most memorable are references to our own lives and those of others, remembered or imagined.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 10am – 6pm

Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture

Kirsty Baring, Mark Godwin, Barnard McGuigan, Judith Shaw, and guest artist Tessa Holmes in countryside studios in a yard overlooking the Brede Valley.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 5pm

Jane Sarre

Sculpture for the curious. The work is inspired by the unfamiliar forms discovered whilst exploring edgeland places including Dungeness and Rye Harbour.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Annabel Faraday

Annabel Faraday Sculptural Ceramics

4/5 & 11/12 September, 10.30am – 4.30pm

My Coast – John Coello

John has been a resident artist on West Street for six months and has lived in Hastings for 5 years. His artwork has been inspired by everyday views from many walks and journeys through the area.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 4pm

Meet Miss Marianne North – Amy Fellows

Meet Miss Marianne North Returning to home shingle, artist Amy Fellows will be popping up in her half-boat with a new body of work inspired by Hastings-born heroine Miss Marianne North.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 10am – 4pm

Anna Malni

Anna Malni’s open studio at the Sugar house features linocuts, etchings, cards, ceramics, portraits by commission.

4/5 & 11/12 September, (Sat 11am – 5pm) (Sun 11am-6pm) (Sunday 5 Sep closed 11am till 4pm for linocut workshop)

Jill Hartman Art

Jill’s themes range from the drama and serenity of the sea to the quiet, calm environment of parks and gardens.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 6pm

Dominic Zwemmer

Working with pencil, colour pastel and homemade charcoal, Dominic has a passion for wildlife, wild landscapes and seascapes.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 6pm

Harriet Macaree Paintings

Oils, Acrylics & Watercolours large & small. Some of my idylls are imagined, some inspired by plants, landscape, and seas.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 6pm

Geraldine Franklin, MB Haas, Elana Tree

Pop Up Art, West Hill Back Garden Shed from Geraldine Franklin, MB Haas, Elana Tree.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 5pm

Wendy Smith, Katia Giordanella & Carrie Warrior

Extraordinary ceramic sculptures, vibrant paintings from the seashore and screen prints and originals referencing childhood from 3 artists.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 6pm

Stade Saturdays is BACK!

12noon Sistie Moose
1pm Earl Grey
2pm Frock up Friday Takeover featuring Sister Suzie & Frank from Blue Velvet
4.20pm Wild Horse
5pm Alice Rowe
6pm Scott Chisholm
7.30pm Al Mitchell & the New Born Sinners
8.45pm Hot Wax
10pm Somnians

The Yard Open Studios

The Yard is home to many small creative studios.

Thoughout September

Elizabeth Duckett Textiles

Elizabeth Duckett, a fourteen year old, has created a display of homeware and accessories using coastal themed fabrics.

4/5 September 12noon – 5pm

Claire Fletcher / Peter Quinnell

Original paintings and prints by Claire Fletcher, collages and assemblages by Peter Quinnell. Cards, badges etc also for sale.

Sundays 5 & 12 September, 10.30am – 6pm

Land and Sea

Land and Sea This is an exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints by artists including: Abi Stockbridge, Catherine Chambers, Charlotte Matthews, Lis Lawrence, Rachel Widdows, Sue Baker and others.

17, 18, 19 and 24, 25, 26 September 12noon till 5pm

Louise Body

A recurring subject in my work is the coastal landscape.
18/19 September 10am – 5pm

Objects from The id’ XVI

Group of artists; Phillip Cosham, Nigel Plumb, Tim
Riddihough, Steve Rutter, Siobhan Tanner, Anna
Thomson, Fi Brown plus invited artists.
18 – 26 September
(Sat/Sun 11am-5pm – Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm)

Bloom Britannia

Barefoot Opera’s new ‘people’s opera, comes to the stage for the first time at the iconic St. Mary in the Castle for three performances this Autumn.

22/23 October 7.30pm & Sunday 24 October 4pm