Menu
Hastings & St. Leonards on-line community newspaper
Maggie Hambling No 2 Suffolk 2018 © Juergen Teller All rights reserved

Maggi Hambling’s The Quick & the Dead

One of the most popular paintings in the Jerwood Gallery is Maggie Hambling’s Portrait of Frances Rose; when it is not on display, it is often enquired after. And our very own Erica Smith won the Jerwood short story prize with an imagined fictional account of Frances Rose’s life. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to the Jerwood to see Hambling’s exhibition, The Quick & the Dead. 

QB-BD

Everyone can draw!

That’s EVERYONE! If you have any doubts, come to Hastings Arts Forum on Saturday or Sunday, October 20 or 21, from 10am to 4pm and give it a try, writes HOT reporter John Cole.

Posted 23:28 Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 In: Visual Arts
J.Davey Winter Main 'Gold in the Mountains'

Re-interpreting the past through museum exhibits

It is always a delight to go to Hastings Museum and Art Gallery. Around every corner there is surprise. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was intrigued by SOCO Artists’ latest project – an imaginative response to the museum’s exhibits: drawings and paintings, concertina-ed books, beautifully made objects, found objects and textiles.

Gagged

Alexandra Drawbridge Gagged at Project 78

Sometimes one enters an art gallery and is intrigued, surprised, yet finds the work somewhat unsettling. Unsettled is what HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths felt when she went into Project 78 to see Alexandra Drawbridge‘s show, Gagged. She wasn’t thinking of reviewing the exhibition but as the work slowly filtered through, she wondered what it was about and there were questions she wanted to ask.

No Smoking

Colourful storytelling by Angie Braven

Angie Braven’s exhibition at the Fleet Gallery in St Leonards simply stops you in your tracks. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths noticed people coming into the gallery, looking around and sighing the word “colour”, as if the sun had just come out from behind a cloud.

Posted 12:20 Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018 In: Visual Arts Tags: , , , ,
One of the many beautiful abstracts by Anthony Pyke on show at Hastings Arts Forum

British abstract artist celebrated with posthumous show at Hastings Arts Forum

Born in London 1921, Anthony Pyke was an intensely private person but in spite of himself, he gained an international reputation. His brilliant and uncompromising work is in private ownership throughout the world.

Posted 19:56 Wednesday, Apr 4, 2018 In: Visual Arts Tags: , , , , , ,
Anais Nin

London exhibition for local artist

Life-long Hastings resident Thom Kofoed is an artist to watch. With an uncanny talent for capturing the essence of a person in his portraits and 100% dedicated to evolving his craft, Thom is fully committed to his quest to leave an artistic footprint representing his existence on the planet, his values and passions. HOT’s Zelly Restorick  asks about his latest exhibition at The Poetry Society in London, ‘You are an Ocean and I am a Living Thing’, his inspiration and artistic goals.

Gus Cummins in his studio ©lensandpixel

Gus Cummins’ world

Walking into the Jerwood Foreshore Gallery there is an art work exploding out of the wall, stopping HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths in her tracks. It is the work of artist Gus Cummins. An inhabitant of Hastings for the past forty years; a Royal Academician and an artist who happens to be local – distinct from a local artist.

More HOT Stuff
  • Subscribe to HOT

  • SUPPORT HOT

    HOT is run by volunteers but has overheads for hosting and web development. Support HOT!

    ADVERTISE

    Advertise your business or your event on HOT for as little as £20 per month
    Find out more…

    DONATE

    If you like HOT and want to keep it sustainable, please Donate via PayPal. It’s easy!

    VOLUNTEER

    Do you want to write, proofread, edit listings or help sell advertising? then contact us

    SUBSCRIBE
  • Subscribe to HOT