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Quaker Bench by Alan Wright and Jake Bowers

Hoping for peace…

Alexandra Park is like the lungs going through the centre of the town of Hastings. Next to the rose garden and running alongside the stream lies the Peace Garden. It was conceived as the result of a conversation between the late Kevin Murphy and Sally Cole on 12 September 2001. The garden is dedicated to: “Personal, community and world peace…” Fiona Rankine and Erica Smith tell us the story of the latest development in the Peace Garden.

Posted 17:03 Friday, Aug 1, 2014 In: Public Arts Tags: 2014 Alan Wright Alexandra Park blacksmith designer maker Erica Smith Fiona Rankine Hastings Jake Bowers Peace Garden Quaker Quakers
Drew Copus

Metamorphosis

St. Leonards based street artist Drew Copus’ first solo show, Metamorphosis is showing now at The Dragon Bar, 71 George Street TN34 3EE

Posted 19:47 Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 In: Public Arts Tags: Andy Tompkins C215 Drew Copus Gizmo graffiti Metamorphosis Mowgli non-euclidian geometry Penny Rebecca Snotflower SJEL street art TankPetrol Teddy Baden The Dragon Bar Union Bar Urban Paradise
Arches Printmaking Studio CIC

Anniversary: a year on down The Arches 

An article to celebrate the brainchild of Esther Johnson, who responded to a gap in the market by creating an independent, fully equipped, printmaking studio – the first of its kind in Hastings. A year on, just as promised, The Arches Printmaking Studio CIC (Community Interest Company) has become a valuable resource for local artists and the whole community, writes HOT’s Siobhan O’Hanlon

Posted 11:50 Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 In: Public Arts Tags: Amanda Averillo Arches Printmaking Studio CIC Ben Duarri Esther Johnson Jane Beecham Marc Greco Myles Calvert Screen Prince silk screen printing Siobhan O Hanlon St Leonards Academy Westoaks Builders
Jerwood Gallery, the view onto the Stade courtesy Antony Mair

Love Architecture – Love Hastings!

As part of Love Architecture Week, the Jerwood Gallery are running an architecture ‘Grand Tour’ of Hastings and St Leonards on Saturday 29 June. This comes just when Jerwood Gallery has received a 2013 National Award by the Royal Institute of British Architects and  the whole town, Hastings, became one of the three towns shortlisted for the ‘Great Town’ section of the Academy of Urbanism 2014 Urbanism awards, putting it on par with Buxton and Cork. Time to open our eyes to the architectural heritage of Hastings, writes HOT’s Chris Cormack.

Posted 11:48 Friday, Jun 14, 2013 In: Public Arts Tags: academy of urbanism architecture grand tour Jeremy Birch Jerwood royal istitue of British architects
Pelham Place roundabout

Getting excited about a roundabout…

Pelham Roundabout is on the seafront in Hastings, more or less on the border between Hastings Old Town and what is referred to as the New Town – basically the shopping centre, with a sterile mall and some struggling High Street chains.  It is edged on one side by a car park on the front, on another by an Italian restaurant and on the third by a branch of Iceland and an office block called Aquila House – Aquila being pronounced by the locals to rhyme with Godzilla, writes Antony Mair.

Posted 14:33 Sunday, Mar 3, 2013 In: Public Arts Tags: Fairlight Arts Trust Gavin Turk Kowitz Pelham roundabout Saint Clair Cemin
flowers-close-up

You never bought me flowers so I gave you a garden

HOT reporter Cathy Simpson contemplates Erin Veness’s installation at The Space, St Leonards. 

Posted 08:43 Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 In: Public Arts,Visual Arts Tags: Erin Veness Installation The Space
Pic of installation at The Space_2

Image ©  Dylan Shipton & Ben Fitton 2012 Not a misplaced Rembrandt

The history still to be made shows itself is a new temporary outdoor installation by Dylan Shipton and Ben Fitton. It is visible 24/7 at The SPACE on Kings Road, St Leonards on Sea, adjacent to the forecourt of Warrior Square Station and is reviewed by Joe Fearn.

Posted 13:01 Friday, Mar 23, 2012 In: Public Arts

HOT talked to MICHAEL HAMBRIDGE, HBC’s Public Art Officer

Posted 15:21 Monday, Apr 5, 2010 In: Public Arts Tags: Public Arts
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