Coastal Currents

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.

Capturing the process of the build will help to promote sustainable public buildings.

This will be the first straw bale building constructed in the borough of Hastings and local artist Felicity Truscott was chosen as Artist in Residence for the build.

Drawing on elements of protection and shelter, Felicity will use natural materials to create a suspended woven structure. The residency will focus on the building and location as a starting point,researching native birds like the Kestrel, and the inherent qualities of their wings which enable them to function so effectively.

Watch out for the evolution of this piece and potentially a final exhibition as part of the 2019 festival.