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Bruce Rae in silver, black and white

Artists have long been captivated by flowers. Colour, black, white, abstract, still lives, nature mort, part of a landscape, interiors, large, small; flowers are irresistible. An inexhaustible topic. Georgia O’Keefe painted them graphically. Robert Mapplethorpe was consumed by the beauty of them. As is Bruce Rae. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to follow Rae’s recent scent.

Posted 14:04 Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017 In: Photography Tags: , , ,
Young pigeon © Janet Crosby

Murmurations’ open photography competiton

Eighteen months ago, Joe Nguyen opened Murmurations Gallery to support local artists in the Bexhill Area. Not someone who wishes to stand still, he has reached out to photographers to submit images for a contemporary photography Open Competition. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to see the result.

pret a porter © Marilyn Stafford

Stories in black and white

It might feel that Marilyn Stafford, at the age of 91, has recently been discovered. In truth, she has never been away. Walking into the Lucy Bell Gallery HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was not surprised to see that the documentary’s black and white images were familiar – because they are of their time from photographers Bert Hardy, Roger Mayne, Henri Cartier-Bresson. Robert Doisneau  – of feral street kids, 1950s fashion, refugees. But Lauris was surprised that she had never heard of the photographer.

Still Standing: Steven Kilmartin

Black and white by Zoom’s Kilmartin and Ellis

Zoom Arts 2017 season at the Warrior Square station gallery is getting into its stride. Easter week sees a return to photography with an exhibition entitled The Round, featuring work in black and white by Steven Kilmartin and Tony Ellis. Here they explain what lies in store.

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Documenting the Trump effect

Which Way the Wind Blows is the title of Su Bishop’s upcoming exhibition at Zoom Arts’ Warrior Square station gallery. The exhibition was born from her time in Chicago during the hot summer of 2016 during Donald Trump’s ultimately successful presidential election campaign, as Su explains.

Posted 18:22 Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 In: Photography Tags: , , ,
The Rockitmen performing at a beach concert in 2015.

Founder member kicks off Zoom’s 2017 season

Zoom Arts kicks off its 2017 season at the St Leonards Warrior Square station gallery with a photographic show by founder member, Robert Maxted. Nick Terdre reports. Photos by Robert Maxted.

Posted 09:12 Monday, Mar 13, 2017 In: Photography Tags: , , , , , ,
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The first pin-up I ever had, aged seven, was a life-size photograph of Cliff Richard wearing what I recall were cream slacks with white slip-on shoes and a loosely fitting t-shirt that appeared to be made out of the same material normally associated with string vests. He was caught in mid-air, with the image set against a lurid tangerine coloured background, suggesting sunshine and fun. It was a publicity picture for Summer Holiday, his 1962 musical, and measured a good six by four, and that’s feet not inches.

Chris Wainwright

Blood Lake/Still Point/Dark Matter

Blood Lake/Still Point/Dark Matter, an intriguing title for a photography show. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to find out more about the work of Ian Land, Alexander Brattell and Chris Wainwright at their exhibition at St Mary in the Castle. It’s an interesting show, each photographer political in their own way. 

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