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Derek Jarman in all his glory

‘Friends of Derek’, the latest exhibition at Norman Road’s Lucy Bell Gallery, is a joyous celebration of the filmmaker, artist and activist Derek Jarman, writes A. Vasudevan

Posted 17:42 Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020 In: Photography Tags: Artist Derek Brown Derek Jarman Ed Sykes Friends of Derek Jarman Lucy Bell Gallery Photography Prospect Cottage Prospect Cottage campaign The Garden

And Man made Mannequin… an unlikely story

An exhibition of photographs of glamorous mannequins alongside a fantastic range of couture hats seems like a match made in heaven – and that’s what’s on offer at Caroline Morris Millinery & Art in Kings Road in St Leonards until 25 April. Since opening her millinery shop and art space in 2019, Caroline has exhibited local, internationally acclaimed artists such as Katherine Reekie, Oska Lappin and Susan Elliott. Each exhibition invites a creative exchange between hat designer and artist  – in this case, photographer John Ferro Sims. PR consultant Debra Boraston takes up the tale.

Posted 16:45 Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 In: Photography Tags: Caroline Morris Debra Boraston John Ferro Sims mannequins
Derek Jarman at Dungeness © John Cole

John Cole, Brian Rybolt and Bob Mazzer’s photographic journey

Gang of Three, part of the 2019 PhotoHastings Festival, is on until 10 November at Hastings Arts Forum, 36 Marina, St Leonards-on-Sea TN38 0BU. Open Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm.

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A photographic walk through Brexit land

Ian Land has produced a formidable body of landscapes, shaped and formed by us, the British. He decided to take his camera for a walk – the coastal route from Hastings to London – and the results are now on display in an exhibition at Hastings Arts Forum. It is a desolate, gloomy marginal area – the end of England. And so it appears to be turning out, for those born and bred here who feel European and want to remain so. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was impressed by the exhibition’s unflinching honesty; sometimes to the point where you want to look away as he captures the spirit of England – and it isn’t a very edifying sight.

Posted 22:22 Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 In: Photography Tags: Ian Land Lauris Morgan-Griffiths PhotoHastings

Plastication Imagination photography on Hastings seafront

Marybeth Haas shares her thoughts and ideas behind this series of six images, currently exhibited on advertising boards on Hastings promenade, a Coastal Currents and Photo Hastings event running until 27 October.

Posted 17:55 Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019 In: Photography Tags: Andy Dinsdale coastal currents conscious arts environmental crisis Marybeth Haas mb haas Photo Hastings Photography plastication imagination Strandliners
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Photohastings’ season of photography

October sees commencement of the Photohastings 2019 season of photography, which runs through October and November, Andrew Moran (Co-chair of Photohastings) reports.

Conversations without words

This Saturday sees the opening of a one-month long visual conversation between four artists. Erica Smith visited Solaris gallery in Norman Road, St Leonards to listen to the pictures talk.

A Question of Honour © Ken Russell/TopFoto January 1955 From a series: "The last of the Teddy Girls" 16 year old Eileen from Bethnal Green, with two teddy boys "duelling" over her on an East End bombsite.

Ken Russell’s Girls Will Be Boys, Boys Will Be Girls

Ken Russell was a notorious film-maker, for the big and the small screen. He always delivered surprises. He is mainly remembered for his exuberant, extravagant, excessive films. But that was later. And that sometimes tends to obscure the talent, technique and originality of his work. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to see some of his early work, his exploration of teddy girls photographed in the east end of London: Girls Will Be Boys, Boys Will Be Girls. The exhibition also features work by the less well-known Alan Vines.

Posted 17:54 Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 In: Photography Tags: Ken Russell Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Gallery
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