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The Sixties in black and white

It’s 50 years since the 60s were in full swing. Writers might nominate the 20s, 40s, or the 80s as times of particular fashion and culture but rarely do they conveniently start at the beginning of the decade. So 2016 is not a bad time to celebrate that extraordinary, happening time when it was in full swing.

The Red Ladies collage on display at St Leonards Warrior Square Station

Red Ladies Clod Ensemble

Last autumn, the Clod Ensemble came to Hastings to release their performance art piece, The Red Ladies, on the unsuspecting folk of Hastings. Dressed in their black coats, red scarves, black sunglasses and red heels, The Red Ladies caused quite a stir in the town and the Zoom Arts’ photographers were there to capture the day. Steve Kilmartin reports.

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Languedoc seen through Kim Hall’s lens

Brexit victory in the EU referendum last month provides an unplanned backdrop for the next exhibition at Zoom Arts Warrior Square station gallery, when self-confessed Francophile Kim Hall presents photos of the landscape of the Languedoc region. Zoom previews its next exhibition.

Posted 16:55 Wednesday, Jul 6, 2016 In: Photography Tags: , , , ,
Guy the Gorilla © Wolf Suschitzky

Animal Logic: is this my best side?

Walking down Norman Road, HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths stopped in her tracks to look at Guy the Gorilla staring out through the bars of his cage. Just as when Guy was alive he attracted attention, so he does in this photography exhibition,  Animal Logic. There are many excellent wildlife photographers but Austrian photographer, Wolfgang Suschitzky, is somewhat different.

Photo: Steve Kilmartin.

Street life through the lens

Contrasting views of street life in London and India is the theme of the new Zoom Arts photography exhibition which opens shortly at its St Leonards Warrior Square station gallery. Nick Terdre reports.

Hastings Old Town Photo by Chris Parker

Hastings photographer among the prizes

Hastings-based photographer Chris Parker has won the top prize in the British Weather category at the prestigious British Life Photography Awards with his image of the Old Town net huts in a snow blizzard. Another of his photographs featuring the St Michael’s Hospice Santa Fun Run in Alexandra Park was highly recommended in the Street Life category. Kevin Boorman, marketing & major projects manager at Hastings Borough Council, writes.

Congregation © Malcolm Glover

Invoking generations of prayer

It is a tradition in St Leonards that a chair outside a shop signifies that it is open. At Lucy Bell Gallery, two chairs and a table are outside the gallery, but the windows are shrouded and it looks like there is nobody home. Gingerly, entering the darkened, candle lit room, HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to see what was happening.

Bruce Rae

Bruce Rae’s mysterious world

Enter the Lucy Bell Gallery and you walk into a dark, magical and mysterious world. The images arrayed around the walls are the new series of work from photographer, Bruce Rae. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to take a look.

Posted 10:10 Monday, Jan 18, 2016 In: Photography Tags: , , , , ,
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