Coastal Currents

Open Studios

Curated Events Open studios

5/6 September and 12/13 September

Open Studios is at the very heart of the Coastal Currents Arts Festival, 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 pool of creative talent that lives and works in 1066 Country. 


The following posts contain community listings that are not funded or organised by Coastal Currents. We cannot be held responsible for accident or injury at events and activities organised by external individuals and groups during Coastal Currents.

2020 presents certain restrictions for Open Studios – so we have developed a set of films called:

Screening at 6pm for the first 12 days of September at 

Filmed by Mark French.
You can see more here or read our digital brochure.

Sinéid Codd

Responding to the times we are living through, ‘a fuller acquaintance with the archipelago’ invites the viewer to navigate a co-created Lilliputian world.

Annie Soudain

I use my immediate surroundings and my imagination to create images of paintings, linoprints and fabric collages. Most work based on landscapes and seascapes of the local area.

Catherine Hambridge Designs

Catherine Hambridge is a designer and maker of silver and gold contemporary jewellery. After studying Design and Craft (BA Hons) at Brighton University she now hand makes all her own creations in her sunny Hastings studio,

The Empty Sardine Can Gallery

I’ve exhibited works at the bottom of the garden for many years so that people using the public footpath can have a gander. There are many that return just to see what I’ve been up to.

Matt Hardman

My paintings are about adults as children and children as adults and the complicated relationships between different personalities.