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


Curated Events Open studios

Memorial Device

A multimedia group exhibition exploring the concept of memory tokenisation.

Through the Lens Festival of Photography

Through The Lens Festival Of Photography will be a week long festival that has an incredible mix of inspiring speakers. With new emerging photographic talent exhibiting alongside world class photographers.

See Spray Gallery

We showcase work from around the country and local artists too, and are proud to display work from emerging artists as well as those more established.

Capsule 1066

A diverse collection of work by artists based in or depicting Hastings & the 1066 Country region as a whole.

Plastication Imagination

Hastings Promenade, somewhere between Rock a Nore and Grosvenor Gardens.


The works of 80+ ARTISTS, 6 of whom are based in Hastings/St Leonards and includes the much missed Danny Pockets.

Visual Soundtrack to Your Life

Visual Soundtrack To Your Life focuses on evocative record covers, echoing Leroy’s artistic footprints and exploring the emotional push-and-pull of music.

Angelic Solo

Angelic Solo art and design brings energy and light from the natural world through mixed media.

How to Draw Books on Cassette

A series of wry, self-referential pencil drawings by artist and illustrator Alfie Bell, exploring the redundancy of the medium with humour and irony.

Word into Art

Meiso Lai is a contemporary mixed media artist and she uses different techniques and materials in her art.

Boats & Bones, (art installation) by Nic Acaster

Made from the remnants of Rosie Haze RX320, artist Nic Acaster has repurposed the oak structure, copper fittings and industrial steel to produce this free public art installation.

Cart of Wonders

See website for dates and locations…

Is Design Art?

Peter Stimpson has many years’ experience as a professional designer working with big brands, corporate clients as well as with record labels and start-ups.

Get involved with Creative Workshops

Experimental drawing with Marie-Louise Miller. Experimental textiles taster with Janey Moffat.


Pop-up easels presented by Ultramarine Arts display a host of canvas based paint, photography and textiles art by local artists, our theme is ‘Movement’.

Bernard McGuigan: Solo Sculpture Exhibition

Recent abstract stone sculpture shown in this beautiful, magical Georgian garden square overlooking the sea.

Apparitions: Alley

Apparitions: Alley is the first of 3 free events in September that we are hosting where we will show you how to explore the art on iPads and projections in the ‘Alley’ (also known as Rock Alley).

Shopkeepers of the world

Based on the idea that the charity shop is the archive of the community, four artists have been working with staff, volunteers, objects and stories to create a trail of artworks that highlight and celebrate the

Shore Variations

A performer is on the shore beneath the chalk cliffs at Birling Gap.

No Fixed Edge

Curiously humanlike machines on which our lives depend, operating within marginal landscapes, provoke a filmic and musical response.

Belonging Bandstand – Barefoot Opera

Enjoy watching Barefoot Opera rehearse and prepare for CARMEN


Video portraits by Malcolm Glover.


Imagined scenes reflecting humanity’s need to create art in the landscape.

Belonging Bandstand – Theatre Nation

Theatre Nation: Weill bodies – Bittersweet cabaret featuring songs and poems from Bertold Brecht and Kurt Weill.

Children’s Reading: Annie & the Cloud

Follow the adventures of a little girl from Hastings who cannot sleep, until something takes her out of town…

Apparitions: St Leonards Pier & Hastings Memorial Installation

Apparitions: St Leonards Pier & Hastings Memorial Installation is a self-selecting, inspirational, immersive art experience.


Sensitive and revealing images that portray nurses in our local hospital, the Conquest, taken as they carry out their skilled and compassionate work.

The Hastings Show – A Creative Look at Our Town

Includes a programme of associated talks, films and workshops. John Cole, Alison Purdy, Stewart Walton, Harbor Furniture.

Self Comes to Mind – The Self Portrait in the Digital Age

Self Comes to Mind is not about looking in the mirror, nor is it restricted to traditional fine art practice.

Wallpaper Printing Weekend Workshop with Louise Body

You will learn how to turn your design into a half drop pattern repeat and then carve your design into Lino.

BRENDA HARTILL – Demo & Artists Talk

Brenda Hartill will be running a demonstration and Artist Talk at her open studio in Rye.

Getting into the Flow of Things

A special, fun, hands on workshop designed to help you develop your tools for creativity, insight and flow.

Dancing to the Sounds of the Sea

Participate in a free movement session on the vast sands of the low tide

Donna Seymour

The event brings art out of the white cube, and into the public sphere for the ultimate inclusive exhibition.

Belonging Bandstand – De La Warr Pavilion

Family friendly creative activities hosted by the De La Warr Pavilion Learning & Participation Team.


Site-specific workshops include gentle walking on uneven terrain, so suitable for moderate level of fitness and mobility.


Multimedia exhibition featuring photography and film from the 2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition.

SoCo Collect: Artist Led Tour

Fourteen members of SoCo Artists, a group of professional artists based in East Sussex, exhibit new work, made in response to items in the Hastings Museum & Art Gallery collections.

Some Place Else …

Joe Packer and Oliver Crowther are two painters whose imagery is arrived at through an intuitive process of making.


Nine contemporary artists interpret a fresh Virginia Woolf’s ‘streams of consciousness’ novels.

Phillip Volkers – Dust to Dawn

A photographic adventure at Burning Man.

Feet: an experimental installation by SoCo Artists and friends

Feet are the things that hold us upright and allow us mobility. They are on everything from tables and baths to snails (yes really!) and centipedes.

PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event where artists, activists and citizens collaborate to transform pre-paid parking spaces into temporary micro parks.

New Road Artists Open Studio

A rare opportunity to view and buy a huge range of work, directly from the artists & makers including painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographer and textile artists.

Apparitions in Durbar Hall, Hastings Museum

Explore anachronistic soundscapes that are triggered when viewing special vintage postcards, secretly encoded with ‘AR’ data, spectral models float from your smartphone’s camera.

GEKKA, Under The Moon

SEKI DANCE PROJECT returns to Hastings Museum with a new Butoh work.

Art Stories

A volunteer causes trouble at the Jerwood Gallery…