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Poppies set in resin

‘A Congress of Curiosities’

Following on from The Big Jam Project, Hastings artist, Laurence Poole, will be exhibiting his latest collection of assemblage sculptural works at Trinity Art Gallery in Hastings.  The exhibition, called ‘A Congress of Curiosities’, includes HAL the NostalgiaBot, a man-sized robot with a TV head and plasma ball hands! Hot reporter, Joe Fearn has seen a preview and was very impressed. HAL’s body is constructed from a guitarist’s amplifier with a television for a head, which will be playing Dalek movies and old episodes of ‘Monkey'(!).

Posted 11:29 Friday, Sep 28, 2012 In: Arts News Tags: art exhibition
I won't sleep til I devour you © Tabitha Knight

The art currently on show at The Kave is mainly a personal narrative concerning the breakdown of a relationship. Tabitha Knight echoes Sartre in showing the apparent impossibility of the individual to achieve harmonious personal relationships. The very attempt earns the title The Fool’s Journey. Knight isn’t portraying, (as Sartre did), all personal relationships as essentially power struggles, incapable of resolution, rather, her art repeats the cry of Amy Winehouse that Love is a losing game. Hot reporter, Joe Fearn, went along to the private view and discussed how art may reflect life with the artist and visitors.

Posted 08:30 Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012 In: Arts News Tags: Hastings ian macmillan Kave Gallery St Leonards st. leonards on sea tabitha knight The Kave the kings road
Art installation at The Space

New art installation at The Space

Following on from the French and English coastal art events, “Horizon” at Sangatte and “I can hear the sea speaking” at Dover, Studio 21 bis have installed an artwork at The Space in St. Leonards on Sea entitled Night Watch. HOT’s Joe Fearn hot-footed it down Kings Road to check it out.

Posted 08:21 In: Arts News Tags: christine gist kings road st. leonards on sea studio 21 bis The Space
By Philip Oakley

Brighten your day

Forget your normal white-walled gallery setting… HOT reporter Erica Smith rates The Admiral Benbow in St Leonards as her Coastal Currents top tip.

Posted 20:19 Thursday, Sep 13, 2012 In: Arts News Tags: Olivia Yip Philip Oakley St Leonards
Anima projection

Coastal Currents overview

Hastings and St Leonards annual arts festival, Coastal Currents, started last weekend and HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths has been going through the programme.

Posted 19:26 Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012 In: Arts News Tags: 10x10 Aeolian Flow Alex Brattell coastal currents Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Strange Cargo

Hastings ‘Big Jam’ Arts Project: 8–23 September

Trinity Gallery Hastings is offering people the chance to win an exclusive artwork that may be worth thousands of pounds for only a fiver! Currently, and during the run-up to the Hastings and St. Leonards Coastal Currents Festival, (8-23 September) visitors are invited to donate a small ‘Matchbox’ sized model car (just one per person) and £5 to the Trinity Gallery ‘Big Jam’ arts project, where Hastings artist Laurence Poole will use the cars to create an original assemblage sculpture. The completed sculpture will then be raffled off on the final day of Coastal Currents (Sunday 23 September). All proceeds will go to St Michael’s Hospice, St. Leonards.

Posted 10:41 Tuesday, Aug 21, 2012 In: Arts News Tags: model cars raffle sculpture
Four Feet in the Garden, 1995 by Gary Hume

HOT’s Joe Fearn chatted to Elizabeth Gilmore, Director of the Jerwood Gallery, as they walked around the Foreshore Gallery which is currently exhibiting Gary Hume’s paintings and sculpture.

Posted 19:00 Saturday, Jul 28, 2012 In: Arts News Tags: Arts News curator Elizabeth Gilmore Gallery Hastings Jerwood Liz Gilmore Stade
Four Feet in the Garden, 1995 by Gary Hume

Gary Hume: Flashback at the Jerwood

Gary Hume: Flashback at the Jerwood

Posted 11:34 Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 In: Arts News Tags: Arts Council Flashback Hastings Jerwood Gallery
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