Coastal Currents

Curated Programme

Curated Events Open studios

 

We have applied to the Arts Council England for funding for the curated elements of Coastal Currents.
We will find out in June.

But we still have lots of events happening as part of Coastal Currents 2019.

Watch out for street art curated by Sweet and Dandy.

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 …

Coastal Currents 2019 Launch Event

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Hastings HeART Night

Are you looking for love? This extra special dating event is especially for all those creative types out there seeking a new fun way to meet like-minded arty types in a good old fashioned face to face …

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

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).