Coastal Currents

2021 Archive

Curated Events Open studios

Placemaking – street art, murals and more…

Coastal Currents is perhaps more recently best known for creating placemaking pieces which have transformed Hastings & St Leonards and Bexhill. From Wavelength on Bottle Alley, to the Morrison’s mural, from the West Hill birds, to the


ESCH screening of Inside & Out with accompanying exhibition of work and stalls.

Adam Dando ‘Paper Dolls’

10 years of sketchbooks on display plus a new collection of florals on paper.

Thursday to Sunday 11am till 4pm


Jeweller Maxime Allan and painter Ben Fenton bring you an interdisciplinary exhibition exploring themes of belonging and place.

3-16 September

Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture

Kirsty Baring, Mark Godwin, Barnard McGuigan, Judith Shaw, and guest artist Tessa Holmes in countryside studios in a yard overlooking the Brede Valley.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 5pm

Emma Hundleby St Leonarts

ESCH Screening of Inside & Out with accompanying exhibition of work and stalls

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 5.30pm

Stade Saturdays is BACK!

12noon Sistie Moose
1pm Earl Grey
2pm Frock up Friday Takeover featuring Sister Suzie & Frank from Blue Velvet
4.20pm Wild Horse
5pm Alice Rowe
6pm Scott Chisholm
7.30pm Al Mitchell & the New Born Sinners
8.45pm Hot Wax
10pm Somnians

Jane Sarre

Sculpture for the curious. The work is inspired by the unfamiliar forms discovered whilst exploring edgeland places including Dungeness and Rye Harbour.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Alex Leadbeater

Why not give your wall a sea view? Paintings, prints and cards from the nearest wave to the distant horizon in all sizes – buy the sea by the inch, yard or nautical mile!

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 5pm

Annie Soudain

I use my immediate surroundings and my imagination to create images for paintings, lino prints and fabric collages.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 6pm

Prue Theobalds

I am an illustrator and like to draw in various media. My drawings are mostly inspired both by the natural world and also with relevance to time and place.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 6pm

China Girl

I have been experimenting with the process of overprinting vintage China Plates with a variety of images that particularly appeal to me.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 6pm

Wendy Smith, Katia Giordanella & Carrie Warrior

Extraordinary ceramic sculptures, vibrant paintings from the seashore and screen prints and originals referencing childhood from 3 artists.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 6pm

Geraldine Franklin, MB Haas, Elana Tree

Pop Up Art, West Hill Back Garden Shed from Geraldine Franklin, MB Haas, Elana Tree.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 5pm

Afri-Co-Lab Presents We Are Here

4/5 & 11/12 September, 10am – 6pm 3 Marine Court, St Leonards TN38 0DX Anna-Maria Nabirye *Copy To Come*

Harriet Macaree Paintings

Oils, Acrylics & Watercolours large & small. Some of my idylls are imagined, some inspired by plants, landscape, and seas.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 6pm

Carly Ralph & Fiona Denning

Carly Ralph: Mixed media textiles using found, vintage and second use materials.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 5pm

Dominic Zwemmer

Working with pencil, colour pastel and homemade charcoal, Dominic has a passion for wildlife, wild landscapes and seascapes.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 6pm

Jill Hartman Art

Jill’s themes range from the drama and serenity of the sea to the quiet, calm environment of parks and gardens.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 6pm

Anna Malni

Anna Malni’s open studio at the Sugar house features linocuts, etchings, cards, ceramics, portraits by commission.

4/5 & 11/12 September, (Sat 11am – 5pm) (Sun 11am-6pm) (Sunday 5 Sep closed 11am till 4pm for linocut workshop)

Meet Miss Marianne North – Amy Fellows

Meet Miss Marianne North Returning to home shingle, artist Amy Fellows will be popping up in her half-boat with a new body of work inspired by Hastings-born heroine Miss Marianne North.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 10am – 4pm

Rod Morris – roadfactorystudios

Still films – photography exhibition and print sales. Photographs are like vessels, and within the most memorable are references to our own lives and those of others, remembered or imagined.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 10am – 6pm

Sue Lawes, Ruth Bullock, Peter Green

Ruth Bullock – figurative and abstract painting, Peter Green – printed and painted work, Julie Kirk – objects and adornments, Sue Lawes – painting, film & print

4/5 & 11/12 September, 12noon-6pm


Shuby’s technicolour, pop art style revels in absurdity, kitch and irony. She works in a range of mediums including silk screen print, painting, reworking found objects, collage and ceramics.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 6pm

My Coast – John Coello

John has been a resident artist on West Street for six months and has lived in Hastings for 5 years. His artwork has been inspired by everyday views from many walks and journeys through the area.

4/5 & 11/12 September, 11am – 4pm

Elizabeth Duckett Textiles

Elizabeth Duckett, a fourteen year old, has created a display of homeware and accessories using coastal themed fabrics.

4/5 September 12noon – 5pm

The Yard Open Studios

The Yard is home to many small creative studios.

Thoughout September

Claire Fletcher / Peter Quinnell

Original paintings and prints by Claire Fletcher, collages and assemblages by Peter Quinnell. Cards, badges etc also for sale.

Sundays 5 & 12 September, 10.30am – 6pm

Southwater Community Centre Summer Show

A community-based exhibition with artists from all walks of life and all ages, including children and pensioners.

Monday – Sunday throughout the Festival, hours variable

It’s Still Life

I am now exploring different techniques and seeing how my style develops. In addition to my work there will also be some paintings on show by artist Tony Mono.
Wed to Sat 11am – 4pm throughout the Festival


This exhibition in my Oast House Gallery 10 minutes from Rye, shows my recent images are loosely abstract, but rooted in the landscape.

11/12 & 18/19 & 25/26 September, 11am-5pm

The Mudworks

Run by Chantelle Duncan & Isabella Campi, the pottery is geared towards the local community where makers can hire studio space for throwing, hand building and slip casting.

11/12 September

SLICC – St Leonard’s Inclusive Crafty Creatives

Welcome to our space! SLICC, St Leonards Inclusive Crafty Creatives. Locals Theresa Hodge and Penny Pepper, share their different creative practices with you.

11/12 September 12noon – 4.30pm

Anna Wilson-Patterson

Coastal artist inspired by huts, hounds and wild flowers. Original paintings, 2022 Calendar and Greeting Cards for sale, featuring the haunting coastline from Hastings to Dungeness.

11/12 September, 10am – 5pm

Sarah Nelson

Sarah Nelson works expressively, in ink, watercolour and print, embracing the joy of strong line and organic mark making.
Opening hours:11/12 September, 10am-5pm

Land and Sea

Land and Sea This is an exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints by artists including: Abi Stockbridge, Catherine Chambers, Charlotte Matthews, Lis Lawrence, Rachel Widdows, Sue Baker and others.

17, 18, 19 and 24, 25, 26 September 12noon till 5pm

Objects from The id’ XVI

Group of artists; Phillip Cosham, Nigel Plumb, Tim
Riddihough, Steve Rutter, Siobhan Tanner, Anna
Thomson, Fi Brown plus invited artists.
18 – 26 September
(Sat/Sun 11am-5pm – Mon-Fri 1pm-5pm)

Louise Body

A recurring subject in my work is the coastal landscape.
18/19 September 10am – 5pm

Art Walks: Finding inspiration in the world around

Catherine and Martha collaborate as Printwalks, using the walk as the starting point for a collaborative print process. Emma Harding’s ceramics investigate the patterns in nature.

At Hastings Country Park – 18/19 September, 10am – 4pm.
At Zoom Arts Gallery – 24 -26 September and 1 – 3 October, 11am – 4pm

Creativity Unlocked Pop-up Exhibition

Let’s Create and PPH Art Club present Creativity Unlocked, an inclusively curated exhibition and creative event at Printers Playhouse.

17 October 4pm onwards

Bloom Britannia

Barefoot Opera’s new ‘people’s opera, comes to the stage for the first time at the iconic St. Mary in the Castle for three performances this Autumn.

22/23 October 7.30pm & Sunday 24 October 4pm