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

Curated Programme

Curated Events Open studios

An introduction to the Curated Programme

This year’s Curated Programme works with even more artists and curators than ever before.

We kick off on the 31 August with the now legendary FREE Opening Party. Artist Beccy McCray will lead a procession from the pier to Azur where you will find a hotbed of interesting talent gathered mostly from other seaside towns.

Expect the unexpected.

Street Art: Etienne Le Comte

Intricate designs covering the hoardings in Robertson Street, Hastings.

Street Art: West Hill Shelter

Street Art by ATM and Ed Boxall at West Hill Shelter

STREET ART: SMUDGE by REQ on Queen’s Road

We are delighted to launch street artist REQ’s new mural on Queen Road.

Coastal Currents Art Fair

The first Arts Fair launched this September. Affordable works from £200.

Crafternoon Tea Club: Be N-Ice Lolly Lovers

Crafternoon Tea Club are back spreading the love as only they can.

OPENING PARTY 2018

The Festival launches in style with The Opening Party at Azur.

MORAG MYERSCOUGH Belonging Bandstand

Belonging Bandstand is Morag Myerscough’s first-ever mobile installation.

THE SEAWEED SHOP Becky Beasley

Beasley’s commission originates from her research into the interesting history of what we colloquially know of as the Trinity Triangle.

Scalands – Ben Urban & Billy Stanley

Curated in partnership with Ben Urban & Billy Stanley – invited by Becky Beasley

BECKY BEASLEY Bouquets (2007 – 2018)

A series of single annual photographs of peonies, accompanied by a limited edition series of posters available from Solaris during Coastal Currents.

ZEROH – MOTHER

The Moths become a talking point, over the years stories grew around them, they seemed to inspire a sense of folklore.

ANNE PARFITT The Red Nightie

Project 78 Gallery with Becky Beasley present The Red Nightie an exhibition by Anne Parfitt.

EMILY PEASGOOD The illusion of conscious thought

Exploring our subconscious experiences and perceptions when travelling inside them.

DEBORAH BOWNESS PAPER TRAIL

Paper Trail explores the process of domestic displacement, creating stage sets and still lives in unexpected corners, facias, windows and walls throughout the town.

DOUG FISHBONE

Doug Fishbone is an American artist living in London.

AN EVENING WITH DOUG FISHBONE

A rare chance to catch Doug Fishbone performing live.

Xenofuturism: Welcome to the Antivoid

The pink space incorporates multiple layers of sonic, visual, and cognitive dissonance.

Washed Up Car-Go by Chris Dobrowolski

From the outside, Washed Up Car-Go might seem like an ordinary car parked in an ordinary car park.

HOME LIVE ART PERFORMANCE SALON

Join Home Live Art for one of their infamous Performance Salons…

SALTY

Salty is a new inclusive space for LGBTQ+ folk and their allies to come together, dance, have fun, and enjoy some unforgettable queer performance.

Fantabulosa!

A fantastical pop-up world of imagination, storytelling and glitter where everyone can be whoever they want to be.

NEW QUEERS ON THE BLOCK

For one night, renowned performance artists celebrate all aspects of queerness.

SCREEN SOUTH Playback Touring Exhibition

Coastal Currents has partnered with Screen South to create a contemplative space at the beloved Shipwreck Museum…

THE LIGHT AND SHADOW SALON – HASTINGS – Building The Raft

A night of film, song, music, image and spoken word that explores the role of the artist in shaping the city and keeping the embers alive.

Pecha Kucha Special

A series of succinct and stimulating insights from an incredible panel of inspiring creative speakers.

FOLK IN A BOX

Folk in a Box is the UK’s smallest performance venue. One audience member is allowed in at a time.

LIVE LONG AND DIE OUT BY MELANIE WILSON

Bold new music theatre that explores the impact of parenthood on our biosphere
Saturday 29 September

In Conversation with Becky Beasley and Melanie Wilson

A rare opportunity to hear artists Becky Beasley and Melanie Wilson in conversation at this great seafront venue.

HASTINGS FILMMAKERS NIGHT

Hastings filmmakers’ annual festival soirée showcasing their latest work.

The Red Balloon

We invite you to step into the magic of cinema with one of the greatest films about childhood ever made…