Curated Programme, Uncategorized — July 20, 2017 at 9:24 am

Curated Programme

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An introduction to the Curated Programme

2017 sees Coastal Currents presenting a wide range of work curated by a number of partners who all look at the notion of changing how we view our spaces.
Coastal Currents has been focusing on developing what it does best; programming accessible art in the form of exhibitions, performances, interventions, workshops and immersive experiences which all serve to help us look at our surroundings very differently, Reinvigorating spaces, creating venues from the ordinary and transforming perceptions of well known corners of the town, the Festival looks to enliven, surprise, question, inform and delight.

This year we have invited back Lone Twin known in Hastings for the boat project that caught the imaginations of the town, to again spark creative thought – this time in the minds of 6 to 10 year olds and Ray Lee, a treat on the senses, both providing multiple chances to see these performance pieces on your doorstep. Greg Shapter has been working to unveil a bespoke commissioned outdoor piece of art in Silverhill and Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva known for her breathtaking pieces at the Brighton Festival and Venice Biennale will create something very special for Hastings.

As well as bringing International artists into the town to encourage them to be inspired by the area and leave a legacy, the Festival takes its responsibility to local artists very seriously, with over 30 new commissions in 2015 and this year is no different.

From the Opening party to another incredible piece by ZEROH, Riz Maslen at Borough Wines, Hastings Filmmakers with Mark French and this year, Hastings based guest curator Greig Burgoyne who has produced a programme within the curated programme concerned with Elsewhere.

Elsewhere could describe those spaces that are outside the norm and as such form the context and inspiration for all of the work in Greig’s section of the curated programme, challenging our
preconceptions about spaces around us. The artists he has chosen look at how to evoke the notion of “betweenness”, and how this can affect our thinking, understanding and sense of place.

All in all, we are extremely proud to present Coastal Currents Arts Festival programme for 2017 and we hope you immerse yourself in a month-long celebration of the culture of 1066 country.

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