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…

Coastal Currents 2019 Launch Event – Opening Party

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 …

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 …

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

Street Art 2019

Sweet and Dandy as part of this year’s Coastal Currents has curated a number of accessible street level visual arts pieces that will add to the impact the festival has already made in recent years…

Margate Film Screening – Stade Saturdays

A collaboration between Coastal Currents and Margate NOW in an exchange and sharing of work…

Our Town; A pledge to the land and the sea

20 September, 6pm, FREE You are invited to Ladies Parlour, West Hill, Hastings to watch the sunset,accompanied by beautiful live music and readings of the books. 7.15pm We will circle the Hill as custodians to this

BT BOXES

STREET ART Curated by Sweet and Dandy..

Coastal Currents Workshops

Workshops hosted at East Sussex College and curated by Sweet and Dandy…

Crowley Calling

A mixed media group exhibition influenced by modern day occultist and magician Aleister Crowley .

Felicity Truscott

Hastings Borough Council, with support from the Interreg North West Europe programme, is working with Groundwork South to deliver a new sustainable straw bale Visitor Centre for Hastings Country Park.

Pecha Kucha – Coastal Currents Special

The art of concise presentation. A series of succinct and stimulating insights from an incredible panel of inspiring creative speakers.

Dance Movies

Exspira Machina/Kwaidan AI – Yumino Seki/Mark French/Afrit Nebula – A ghost in the machine trapped by a scanner, unable to escape her own memory. Live performance by Yumino Seki and Afrit Nebula.

Observer EXHIBITION

Rachel Irons works with the East Sussex College students to curate a show in the basement tunnels of the iconic Observer building.

If Not a Wasteland

Cry Club – an alternative therapy workshop that allows you to reconnect with yourself in a shared, safe and therapeutic space. Cry Club is a collaborative design project by Goldsmiths Alumni and the mental health charity MIND.

Performance Double Bill

Home Live Art and New Queers on the Block present Adam Frost and Marikiscrycrycry Performance Double Bill

Salty 1st Birthday Party

Home Live Art are hosting an epic birthday party to celebrate the first year of Salty, their infamous performance parties held at the Printworks.

Grand Coastal Postcard Hunt – Bexhill

7 September 2019 10am outside Hastings Contemporary Or 1pm De La Warr Pavilion Or 3.30pm Towner Gallery TRAIN TIMES: 12:40 St Leonards to Bexhill 14:47 Bexhill to Eastbourne The Grand Coastal Postcard Hunt will take you

Grand Coastal Postcard Hunt – Eastbourne

7 September 2019 10am outside Hastings Contemporary Or 1pm De La Warr Pavilion Or 3.30pm Towner Gallery TRAIN TIMES: 12:40 St Leonards to Bexhill 14:47 Bexhill to Eastbourne The Grand Coastal Postcard Hunt will take you