Open Studios is at the very heart of the Coastal Currents Arts Festival.
Open Studios is an opportunity to see local artists and makers in the places and spaces where they live and work, either in their home or studio.
We have an incredible line-up of local artists, which reflects the pool of creative talent that lives and works in 1066 Country. From Battle to Udimore, taking in Bexhill, Hastings, East Hastings, St Leonards, Rye and Northiam.
Over the two Open Studios weekends you can follow the artists’ trail, explore the local area, talk to artists in their studios, make a purchase, commission a piece, or just browse.
1 September – 30 September 2018
[Open Studios: 1/2 and 8/9 September]
Click here for the studios in each area:
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 …
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”. firstname.lastname@example.org bernard-mcguigan.co.uk 07984 959973 11am – 5pm
Contemporary servingware and tableware with clean-lined clarity, considered proportion and subtle texture.
Linda King at home. ‘Guerrilla Folk Art’ inspired by: Folk/Romany/naïve art, icons, symbolism, neo-surrealism, home and garden…
Judith Douglas and Dee Harvey make colourful and vibrant ceramics, drawing on their respective backgrounds in textile and theatre design.
If you love unusual jewellery, step into Chapel House this September and find a world of vibrant colour, texture and enthusiasm. Venetian Bazaar has an eclectic mix that will not disappoint.
Oil on porcelain. Each item is hand painted or drawn using traditional and modern techniques and then kiln fired. Much of my inspiration comes from the garden or local countryside. Also some original paintings – acrylic on board and greetings cards.
I use images in my head and in the surrounding countryside for linoprints (various methods), paintings, and fabric and paper collages.
Paintings, cushions, calendars, books & greeting cards inspired by the local coastline. Featuring huts, hounds & wild flowers.
Fairlight End garden, featured on BBC Gardeners World and Sussex Heritage Trust award winner will have a rare September opening which will include an opportunity to visit the studio…
Bill Watson – Sculptures. Angela Eames – Wall based works. Luiza Machado – Wall based works.
Brenda will be showing a wide range of her works produced over 45 years, along with new unique abstract collages and mixed-media paintings. These include her embossed watercolours, encaustic wax and acrylic paintings. She is best known for her heavily embossed…
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 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.
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 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.
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.