Coastal Currents

Curated Programme

Curated Events Open studios

We are proud to present this years Curated Programme, a carefully selected range of work supported by Coastal Currents.

Watch out for street art curated by Sweet and Dandy, performances by Home Live Art and New Queers on the Block, Workshops by Coastal Currents and plenty more including interventions, exhibitions and our Grand Coastal Postcard Hunt.

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…

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

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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.

Handguard House

Come visit the studios of Jo Perfect and Robert Sample. Massive paintings and shit drawings.

Alice Pickering: Paintings

Paintings with collage. Colourful and unusual work with depth and detail, celebrating nature and our connection with the natural world and each other. Original work, Giclee prints and cards for sale …

Bruce Holdsworth

Recent paintings, prints and drawings, both figurative and non-figurative. Prints include colour monotypes, Lino and experimental dry points. Most work is …

Bohemia Studios

Exciting new studio venture in the Labour Party Building. Samantha Guertin – vibrant Sussex landscapes and still life oils. Stephanie Fawbert – evocative figurative paintings …

Seeing Red

Seeing Red: a group show by members and supporters of the Labour Party. Artists include Sarah Harris, Rachel Lever, Danny Mooney, Penny Pepper, Penny Precious, Lynne Salvage and …

Beach Hut 2

Judith Shaw – unusual lithograph/silkscreen/linocut prints, paintings, cards and smaller works. judithshaw.info Joan Roche – paintings and drawings of …

Alex Leadbeater

Give your wall a sea view – Paintings, prints and cards of energetic waves and tranquil horizons and splashy painted clothing and cushions. Buy the sea by inch …

SHhh

The Two Sarah Harrises…uniting in one exhibition of intrigue, also featuring artworks from Morokoth.

ST LEONARDS MODERN GOODS STORE

Our 3rd year as store & studio! View our window display of paper handbag moquettes created from a variety of papers. Book a paper bag designing workshop on Sundays 1st + 8th – 4 places per session …

Fiona Pienkowska

Artist/ Printmaker, MA, Central St Martins. Showing paintings and original prints, including drypoint etchings and lino cuts. Come and see where they are made.

Hunter & Snelling

Garden Studios Adrienne Hunter and Nick Snelling both work from their studios in their garden. Nick’s luminous oil paintings of sea and headland are inspired by the local coastline and his swims around it …

Luiza Machado

Photographic work developed over the past two years within the confines of a daily train journey to work.

AYLC Seb Hilditch

AYLC (Are you looking closely?) is the work of Street and Urban photographer, Seb Hilditch. The exhibition features several vivid, and sometimes abstract, urban landscape photographs shot across London, St Leonards and …

StudioVII

Following two years of distractions from Open Studios, STUDIO VII will again be welcoming visitors to see a selection of our work in its creative environment. As always, we have a variety of work …

St. Michael’s Hospice Summer Art Exhibition

St Michael’s Hospice’s 20th Summer Art Exhibition in memory of Stuart Farndale, features a wide range of artwork by local artists. This year welcomes new mediums alongside paintings, including photography and …

Upper Maze Studio

Agnieszka Dabrowska. In my paintings, I like to tell a story based on my everyday experiences and imagination. I am always looking for connections between humans and nature, where I can express …

George Robertson

My subjects are often taken from local East Sussex scenery. I also paint more abstract subjects. Recently exploring claustrophobic subjects within a landscape.

Maria O’Neill. Artist

Paintings & Prints of Quirky, Happy life in St Leonards and Hastings.

Maggie Scott Textiles

Well-known for her textiles to wear, Maggie’s current work draws on the aesthetic and symbolic potential of the laborious process of felting. The hand-felted reinterpretations of photographic images and portraits …

Stephen Coelho

Stephen Coelho is a figurative artist whose subject matter is the face and figure as well as landscape, seascape and still life. He lives and works in St Leonards on Sea.

Archer Lodge

Paintings by Joe Packer and Gregory Kluger Smart. Invented landscapes – as if through a glass darkly. Mysterious figures, opaque narratives, personal mythologies.

Creative Art Academy

Marcia Buckley. I paint! In fact I paint daily in my studio and welcome visitors to experience the joy of creating beautiful, affordable works of art. This collection includes 40 paintings in a variety of subjects …

Atelier

Kim Thrower, artist, has exhibited worldwide, London , Paris, New York and Australia. He now works in St Leonards on Sea. Still lives and Seascapes. All oil on Canvas. Canvases from 1×1 ft to 5×4 ft.

6 The Green

Benjamin Phillips: Human interaction, the humour and turmoil of everyday life, and the joy of repetition. Fine art and illustration meet in ceramics, drawings and paintings. *live portraits* Beccy McCray: The craftivist behind …

Beach Hut 33

Penny Nice. Local and far away exotic coastlines and surrounding flora and fauna continue to motivate me to paint. Vibrant colours and personal connections with the subject inspire …

East Sussex College

The students and graduates of East Sussex College Hastings are proud to present a collection of work inspired by our diploma/degree shows and taster events. The collection of work comprises of …

Harbor Furniture

Makers of modern furniture working with reclaimed wood in unusual ways. We slice it up, stain or paint it, then construct framed patterns and patchworks for tables, cabinets and wall panels …

The ArtWorks

Susan Miller is once again exhibiting her colourful contemporary watercolours, at her new studio in Stonefield Road, Hastings, just off Queens Road. Prints, cards and studio bargains are also available …

The Sugar House

Linocuts, etchings, cards, ceramics, portraits by commission. Pop-up Hollywood photo-booth, digital portraits available instantly. Monocolour Linocut workshop on Sunday 8th September only …

Britannia Enterprise Centre

The Britannia Enterprise Centre is a thriving creative hub of talent, 5-minutes walk from the town centre. Nestled away behind a row of terraced houses in the former Waterworks, the yard is home to a variety of makers, artists and craftsmen …

Sugar House Studio and Lovage Shop

Visit Sugar House Studio and Lovage Shop in the heart of trendy Queens Road. Ceramics, artworks, jewellery and printed textiles by Cath Tajima-Powell, Mary Hooper, Hiary Turner …

Depot 37

The artists of Depot 37 open this unique building giving you an opportunity to view the work being made here, and to visit the Earl St Creative space, home to The Peripheral Space Project …

Project Art Works

Project Art Works is an inclusive artist studios collaborating with people with complex support needs. Artists from our Thursday and Friday studios, Parachute Club, present their work in a show that celebrates …

Satu Viljanen & Rob Farr

Visual artist Satu Viljanen will be showing her sculptural work inspired by architectural details. A recent graduate from RCA Rob Farr will share his latest experiments with handmade virtual reality.

Work of Roland Jarvis

Drawings, prints and paintings by the late Roland Jarvis. An immensely multi talented and well known Old Town artist who died at 90 in 2016. This is an exhibition and sale of his work to …

Garden Cottage Studios

CANCELLED Unfortunately Garden Cottage Studios has had to cancel their Open Studio’s this year. Kitty S Dale & Brian John. All are welcome to visit our Garden Cottage Studios and see the garden from which we draw

Half-Sovereign Cottage

Returning to her seaside shack, Amy Fellows will be bringing her curious collection of original collage, screenprinted homewares and stationery. Roll up to see a special guest appearance from …

The Workshop and Incurva Studios

Meet artists and their works. Artists displaying. Leigh Dyer – Metal Sculptures, Mara Garatti – Silver Jewellery, Joel R-Robinson – Forged Metal Work, Phil Hannath – Light Up Letters …

Claire Fletcher & Peter Quinnell

Paintings, drawings and prints from Claire Fletcher, assemblages and collages from Peter Quinnell. Cards and badges also for sale. Disabled access to ground floor only.

Bob and Claire Humm

You might have visited us in Tackleway, but this year we would like to welcome everyone to our new studio in Oak Passage, above George Street. New location, new work, but same idiosyncratic mix …

roadfactorystudios

Windscreen – a series of large photographic light boxes. The light box serves as an ideal medium for this work as the back projection emulates the way light enters our eyes through the windscreen.

Dominic Zwemmer

Working with homemade charcoal and pencil, Dominic has a passion for wildlife, wild landscapes and seascapes. He is inspired by the variety of marks that can be made with nothing more than a piece of burnt wood …

Jason Pentney

New works based on the figure and experimental works in mixed media.

The Fish Temple

Mark Eason paintings and prints of local fish and surreal subjects in his 500 year old house next to St. Clement’s Church.

15 St James Road

Julie Kirk maker of objects and adornments including mixed media jewellery and woven textiles. Richard Swann figurative oil painting. Having been engaged in a fight to the death for decades …

Jacob Samuel Eaton

Jacob Eaton is a medium specific artist who has recently relocated to Hastings from his London studio. Currently exploring oil painting, ink on paper and screen printing …

Common Mormon Studios & Common Clay

Common Mormon Studios provides 11 creative spaces to artists and designers. This includes Common Clay which provides ceramic facilities and workshops.

Andrew Catlin

Matrix explores rhythm, space and time to provide a unique way to see. Frames are separately composed but graphically connected. “Andrew Catlin’s compositional skill is part scientific, part musical, part photographic …

West Hill Artists

Number 9 Fiona Denning (pictured) creates subtle complex images using earth, light and water as a starting point. The paint is scratched and scraped revealing layers of texture and pattern. Cards and prints of her work will also be on sale …

The Garden Room

Extraordinary, ceramic jellyfish and sea creatures as sculptural lamps, organic bowls with amazing glazes. Vibrant, zesty paintings from the seashore, gardens and landscapes. Reflection of places that are on the edge of something …

The Beacon

At the hilltop hotspot this year: delicious home-made lunches, coffee and cake, tables in the garden and the bar open for your favourite tipple, plus an eclectic mix of artistry to peruse …

One West Street

Life is Sweet! Our journey through life is unique to each individual. Philippa Haines’ work is a refection of her own. The work attracts and repels the viewer in equal measure …

Jane Sarre

Place-based abstract sculptural ceramics exploring form, intersection and openness. New work responds to a residency at Dungeness and an interest in the functional architecture of the area, drawing on embodied experience, drawings, photographs and memories made on site.

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 …

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 …

Bachene / Birch / Harman / Paines

Four mixed media artists. Different styles from line drawing to surreal incorporating vibrant colours and textures.

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.

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Reasons to be Cheerful

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Look-Think-Make

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

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 …

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 …

Zoom Arts presents Nick Hill at Oscar’s

This solo show by Nick Hill is a selection of mainly recent paintings. His style is as ever colourful, psychedelic and at times darkly surreal …

PEOPLE AND PLACE – a creative response to the Observer Building’s evolution

The Observer Building (OB) is an iconic, much-loved building in Hastings with rich heritage and surprising spaces. During its 34 years of dereliction, it remained neglected and unproductive …

Exhibition Tour

FREE. Join a member of the De La Warr Pavilion team plus special guests as they share their perspective on How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s and Lauren Godfrey: Group Hat.

The Alley Pocket Garden Picnic

Join us for a Grand Picnic preview of The Alley and Harper’s Caves as we turn this space into a pocket park and arts space. Help us dig or plant, throw in ideas, see the new gates, peer into caves and buy a …

Hope in the Absurd A Workshop

This experiential arts workshop will take you on a journey into the world of the Czech writer Franz Kafka. Together we will explore ‘hope in the absurd’ through the lens of literature and philosophy …

Madeleine Pledge – Stretch

London based artist Madeleine Pledge presents their first solo exhibition in the south east of England.

Objects from the id XIV

Group of artists; Phillip Cosham, Nigel Plumb, Tim Riddihough, Steve Rutter, Siobhan Tanner, Anna Thomson plus invited artists. This diverse group return in 2019 with even more findings from their seemingly limitless imaginations …

W.Ave ARTS FESTIVAL

Come join us @W.Ave street art festival, where you can enjoy and purchase local artists work, listen to some music and relax.

TIME TO STAND AND STARE

Join RUNWAY artists Roz Cran + Sharon Haward for their 10th art intervention. The art walk will start at Hastings Pier and end on the roof terrace of the De La Warr Pavilion …

ROLAND JARVIS – ART

Exhibition and sale of drawings, prints and paintings by the late Roland Jarvis, superb artist who died aged 90 in 2016. A multi talented and well known Old Town character …

Jungle Jam

Step into a neon jungle, and immerse yourself in an alien world. Artists Kate Bruce, Drew Copus & Jodie Dean are teaming up to transform the upstairs of Crowleys bar …

CONFLUX

“Conflux”- a collaboration between sculptors Sean Cronin & Pat Seaman. Whilst setting the world to rights over a few golden beers one night, Sean & Pat realised they shared a profound …

Drawing Northeye

A guided walk and drawing event exploring the ‘lost’ medieval village of Northeye. A rare chance to help document this protected space using experimental creative drawing techniques …

Thinking Through Darning

FREE, or pay what you can. Bring an item of clothing that needs mending and share stories about how our everyday habits, routines and rituals leave their imprints on our garments …

Sofar Sounds

Sofar Sounds has come to Hastings! Sofar Sounds was created to reimagine the live event experience through curated, intimate performances in 437 cities around the world.

The Reekie Collection Caroline Morris Millinery and Art

In this collection of intriguing paintings, Katherine Reekie explores our fascination with nature’s curiosities – unfamiliar organic forms have been preserved and presented for us to gaze upon …

Open Studios – Rye Creative Centre

Over one evening and one day New Road Artists open their studios at Rye Creative Centre. This is your annual opportunity to view & buy a huge range of work directly from all the artists and makers …

Sustainability on Sea festival

The Sustainability on Sea (SOS) festival presents a rich and varied programme of activities and events culminating with an all day Big Green Fair at the Stade on Sept 29 …

The Room is the Limit – Amanda Kyritsopoulou

Athens born Amanda Kyritsopoulou will present their first solo exhibition at Flatland Projects inside the Source BMX Park, Hastings.

Analogue Objects

One day event exploring visual music using electronic systems. Two dimensional animated sound objects, which you can see and hear. Images are created by synthesising signal shapes …

Amplified Edition

Award winning H2DANCE brings their celebrated performance work to Hastings for the first time with this fascinating exploration of hierarchy, power relationships and codependency …

Renee S0

An exhibition of new ceramic and textile works by Renee So, created during a residency at West Dean College, responding to an invitation to mark the Bauhaus centenary …

Mikhail Karikis

A major new moving image commission by artist Mikhail Karikis will explore the power of nonverbal communication, made in conversation with neurodiverse artists …

David Nash: 200 Seasons

One of the largest and most ambitious exhibitions of David Nash’s work presented in England. The exhibition is a major survey of Nash’s career from the late 1960s to the present day …

Afrikaba 2019

One of the biggest stars in world music, Kanda revolutionised Soukous with mesmerizing guitar solos. Driven by optimism and happiness, Kanda’s performances are exhilarating, energetic and rooted in Congolese tradition …

School House Studio

Elaine Baker and friends, Anna Wilson-Patterson, Meg Dodson, Sarah Nelson and Amy Leake showing; porcelain art, paintings of coastal huts, hounds and wildflowers, Rye inspired watercolours, ink and mono prints, felted art, hand carved wooden ware and much more.

School House / Anna Wilson-Patterson

Paintings inspired by cliff top living. Large windblown gorse landscapes evoking walks through The Firehills. Wild flowers in Gopsall Pottery. Greyhound and lurcher drypoint etchings.

Annie Soudain

I use my immediate surroundings and my imagination to create images of paintings, linoprints and fabric collages.

Daddy Papersurfer’s Shed

Nigel Crockett. Mainly paintings, environmentally friendly gift shop and a pair of panties. “Gorgeous art. Gorgeous man.”

Tim Riddihough

House, garden, and tower installations. Sculpture, ceramics and paintings.

Fairlight End Open Garden and Studio

Fairlight End Garden, featured on BBC Gardener’s World, will be open. This 3 acre garden is a nature style 21st century garden, and contains 2 natural ponds, a model kitchen garden, meadows and an orchard.

Elisabeth and Tillmann Lenz

Elisabeth Lenz explores the sea and landscapes of East Sussex in her drawings and paintings. In Tillmann Lenz’s photography series “Small Man in a Big World” small model figures discover the world from a different perspective.

Matt Hardman

This is the first time that Matt Hardman has opened his home and studio to the public. His works in oil and cross-discipline imagery should prove to make an interesting and stimulating visit.

All My Best Ideas Ever

All My Best Ideas Ever – an illustration exhibition of hand painted originals by local Hastings illustrator Nathan James Page, hosted by The Imperial (passionate purveyors of beer and pizza).