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


Get involved with Creative Workshops

Experimental drawing with Marie-Louise Miller. Extra-sensory perception – drawing through sense and sensibility. All materials provided. Experimental textiles taster with Janey Moffat. Try applique, heat transfer paints, free machine embroidery and dissolvable fabric. Create samples to


This travelling and changing visual-art event, will be based in three places. Pop-up easels presented by Ultramarine Arts display a host of canvas based paint, photography and textiles art by local artists, our theme is ‘Movement’.


Following showings at Venice Biennale, in Hamburg & recently at Tallin Art Week in Estonia, EMPIRE II is a loop of short films on the theme of ANXIETY. The works of 80+ ARTISTS, 6 of whom

Through the Lens Festival of Photography

Through The Lens Festival Of Photography will be a week long festival that has an incredible mix of inspiring speakers. With new emerging photographic talent exhibiting alongside world class photographers. Where viewers can see contemporary photography

Capsule 1066

A diverse collection of work by artists based in or depicting Hastings & the 1066 Country region as a whole. The exhibition will be hosted by Sussex Framing Centre and curated by AlterEgoGallery.co.uk. Capsule 1066 will

Angelic Solo

Angelic Solo art and design brings energy and light from the natural world through mixed media: acrylics, inks, coffee, fabric conditioner and anything else that’s lying around! A fun exhibition in varying styles upstairs at the

Bernard McGuigan: Solo Sculpture Exhibition

Recent abstract stone sculpture shown in this beautiful, magical Georgian garden square overlooking the sea. Andrew Graham-Dixon wrote of him “McGuigan is an outstanding sculptor in stone”. bernardmcguigan56@gmail.com  bernard-mcguigan.co.uk 07984 959973 11am – 5pm

Shore Variations

Video Installation: A performer is on the shore beneath the chalk cliffs at Birling Gap. Over three days she moves with the tides in an intensely physical dialogue, probing what emerges at the confluence of material

No Fixed Edge

First screening and live musical performance of “No Fixed Edge”, a collaboration between Mark French and Elaine Edwards with Jenny Benwell. Curiously humanlike machines on which our lives depend, operating within marginal landscapes, provoke a filmic


An exhibition of surreal paintings and drawings by local artist Katherine Reekie. Imagined scenes reflecting humanity’s need to create art in the landscape. From standing stones to topiary, the world is one big sculpture park. This

Children’s Reading: Annie & the Cloud

Join us for a live reading by local author Collette Freeman and illustrator Eleanore Booth of their new children’s book Annie and the Cloud. Follow the adventures of a little girl from Hastings who cannot sleep,


Sensitive and revealing images that portray nurses in our local hospital, the Conquest, taken as they carry out their skilled and compassionate work. The exhibition celebrates the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service. Photography by

Self Comes to Mind – The Self Portrait in the Digital Age

Self Comes to Mind is not about looking in the mirror, nor is it restricted to traditional fine art practice. Implicit in the invitation to each of the participating 40 artists is a sense of intuition

The Hastings Show – A Creative Look at Our Town

An exhibition that features a photographer, a mirror designer, an artist and a furniture company. Celebrating all things Hastings – the eclectic architecture, colourful characters, ever changing coastline and our marvellous pier. Includes a programme of

Wallpaper Printing Weekend Workshop with Louise Body

Louise will guide you through the process of creating your own hand-printed wallpaper using block printing. You will learn how to turn your design into a half drop pattern repeat and then carve your design into

Getting into the Flow of Things

A special, fun, hands on workshop designed to help you develop your tools for creativity, insight and flow. Using mindfulness meditation combined with specially designed drawing techniques the workshop will lead you through how to access

Dancing to the Sounds of the Sea

Participate in a free movement session on the vast sands of the low tide (0.2m) at sunset, on Sunday September 9th from 5:30 to 7:30pm. All welcome. Meeting on Cinque Ports Way corner, National Cycle Network

Donna Seymour

Come to Listen is an audio-tour-esque exhibition of sound, curated by artist Donna Seymour, showcasing site specific sounds by musicians; Claudia Barton and Robin White. The event brings art out of the white cube, and into


2 artists, 4 elements, 6 workshops, 8 people: an experiential exploration of the elements through movement, site-specific artworks, poetry and meditation. Create a visual memoir of your elemental journey through earth, air, fire & water and


Multimedia exhibition featuring photography and film from the 2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition. HIPCC is a world class piano concerto competition for international young concert pianists, and culminates in a two night final with the

SoCo Collect: Artist Led Tour

Fourteen members of SoCo Artists, a group of professional artists based in East Sussex, exhibit new work, made in response to items in the Hastings Museum & Art Gallery collections. Join the exhibition tour to see

Some Place Else …

Joe Packer and Oliver Crowther are two painters whose imagery is arrived at through an intuitive process of making. Individually they seek to harness the manipulations …


Nine contemporary artists interpret a fresh Virginia Woolf’s ‘streams of consciousness’ novels. Through installation work, sculpture, photography, sound and video these artists reveal how Woolf’s narrative, themes and concerns remain uncannily relevant to today.

Feet: an experimental installation by SoCo Artists and friends

Feet are the things that hold us upright and allow us mobility. They are on everything from tables and baths to snails (yes really!) and centipedes.

New Road Artists Open Studio

Over one evening & one day New Road Artists open their studios at Rye Creative Centre. A rare opportunity to view and buy a huge range of work, directly from the artists & makers including painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographer and textile artists.

PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) Day is an annual global event where artists, activists and citizens collaborate to transform pre-paid parking spaces into temporary micro parks: sites for generosity, expression, socialising and play.

GEKKA, Under The Moon

SEKI DANCE PROJECT returns to Hastings Museum with a new Butoh work. GEKKA is inspired by a 16th century Japanese Sumie painting ‘Gekka Shourin Zu’ depicting the offshore pine forest.

Art Stories

A volunteer causes trouble at the Jerwood Gallery. A member of the firing squad in Manet’s Execution (National Gallery) is changed forever.