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Lot 18 goes under auctioneer Martin Phillips' hammer.

HAF auction raises £6,500

The Hastings Arts Forum auction on Saturday 22 February was a great success, raising valuable funds of £6,500 from the sale of 166 lots. HOT reporter Siobhan O’Hanlon sampled the atmosphere at the three-hour event, and afterwards spoke to some of those present.

Auctioneer Martin Phillips at work at last year's HAF auction.

Bargains galore at HAF auction!

Hastings Arts Forum’s annual auction, which takes place this Saturday, is highly recommended to anyone seeking real art bargains and surprises, with over 160 lots donated by members. The sale will take place on Saturday 22nd February at 2pm. Viewing is from 11.00am–5pm daily. The standard and quality of the lots make for a great exhibition in its own right, writes Siobhan O’Hanlon.

Posted 15:45 Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 In: Arts News Tags: , , ,
© Spencer Tunick

Kit off for Spencer Tunick

Last year the Jerwood hosted a special evening with the Chapman Brothers, through the Museums at Night programme. The Jerwood was in competition with two other UK museums and people were invited to participate in an online vote to decide which museum ‘won’ the night with the Chapmans. This year, the prize on offer is Spencer Tunick – the artist famous for photographing crowds of citizens in their birthday suits. HOT’s Erica Smith surveys the scene…

Posted 14:26 Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 In: Arts News Tags: , , , , ,

Museum to host Book Bugs sessions

While the central library is being refurbished, Book Bugs for babies and toddlers is being held at Hastings museum, which also has a varied programme of exhibitions, events and activities lined up for January. Nick Terdre reports.

Jerwood volunteers

Make 2014 your creative year at the Jerwood!

The Jerwood Gallery is seeking volunteers to join its vibrant team as Gallery Stewards, supporting its work as a cultural hub in Hastings, and playing a key role in the network of coastal galleries across the South East.

Posted 13:33 Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013 In: Arts News Tags: , , , ,
Hastings Arts Forum

New chapter opens for Hastings Arts Forum

It has not gone unnoticed that Hastings is changing – new shops, cafes, good quality art. Hearing murmurings of things stirring behind the establishment pillars of Hastings Arts Forum, HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths

Posted 13:39 Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 In: Arts News Tags: , ,
Kave Show

Post-A-Postcard! Show and sale at the Kave Gallery ends this Saturday!

Postpersons in Hastings and St. Leonards have been busy this month as SoCo Artists have teamed up with The Kave Gallery in Kings Road, St Leonards for a fundraiser exhibition of postcard sized artworks running until the 14 September.

Posted 17:10 Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 In: Arts News Tags: , , , , , , , ,
Studio Shelf Charleston

Charleston: Past, Present and Future

In September, Virginia Nicholson, granddaughter of the Bloomsbury Group’s Vanessa and Clive Bell, will be giving a talk at the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Charleston, Past, Present and Future, raising funds for local charity, The Sara Lee Trust. HOT’s Zelly Restorick spoke to her about her personal connections and recollections.

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