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



St Mary in the Castle, Pelham Crescent, Hastings, TN34 3AF

12 September until 1 October 10am – 4pm FREE


Fiona Grady creates large site-responsive drawings on walls, windows and floors using sequences of dispersing geometric shapes. Her practice recognises the relationship between architecture, installation art and decoration.

For her exhibition at St Mary in the Castle, she will be creating a new site-specific installation using digital projections; and will also present a series of related works on paper. The exhibition ‘Fractured Visions’ will be directly inspired by the architecture of the crypt gallery; containing drawings that are created from observations of the building and also drawings that are made by the building.

“The drawings will interpret the negative space of the internal corridors, arches and vanishing points. They will emphasise the repetition of structure; highlighting the ambient surroundings. The patterns identified in these drawings, will be mimicked in the second element of the exhibition a digital projection, contained within the rear crypt. The projection will display fractured blocks of light, that cut across the surface of the stone walls to emphasise the notion the building is a vessel that dictates and fragments our vision.”

Fiona Grady lives and works in London. Her public commissions include Deptford Rail Station, Leeds Town Hall and Scarborough Old Town Prison. She has had solo exhibitions at The Art House, Wakefield, and Ad Hoc in Germany. Later this year, she will be participating in a collaborative drawing exhibition at Wimbledon Space and a solo exhibition for Coventry Biennial.