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Roger Blaker’s debut at the Fleet

Forty years after he began painting, Roger Blaker has his first show, at the The Fleet Gallery in St Leonards. Siobhan O’Hanlon went to see it and spoke to the artist.

Space interrupted Sharon Haward

Space interrupted

The gallery and previously hidden aspects of the Electro Studios Project Space will be fully utilized during Coastal Currents this year. In a series of projections, installations and interventions, four artists unveil work which takes a sideways look at both the suggestive qualities of the space and its immediate environs, writes Sharon Haward.

Richard Adams: End of August.

Open studio: Jane Beecham and Richard Adams

Jane Beecham and Richard Adams’ are holding an open studio in Rye. Siobhan O’Hanlon reports.

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Portraits in the attic

‘A return to order’ is the unexpected name for a show by an artist who calls himself a ‘Dis-ist’ – HOT’s Erica Smith climbs the metal ladder into Rob Sample’s painterly garret to find out more.

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‘Slow Art’ at the Forum



Robin Holtom accompanies his exhibition, ‘Slow Art’, with a talk this Saturday 16 August at 2pm, entitled: 

“How to fail better”, where he explains the processes and approaches to this particular batch of work. The paintings have taken months or even years to reach their finishing point, although
 Robin has been painting in oils for sixty years – almost without a break. Nick Weekes asked him a few questions.

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Jerwood drawings

The Jerwood Gallery, Hastings celebrates twenty years of the Jerwood Drawing Prize with a Drawing exhibition. It highlights drawing as a medium in its own right and features some eminent artists who in the past have been on the panel of the selection committee of the Jerwood drawing competition. Looking around the exhibition, HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was impressed by the diversity of the work – figurative, abstract, conceptual, collage, painting  – but was also confused.

Dear Gordon

Dear Gordon

Does anyone write love letters any more? A love letter; the lost art of putting pen to paper, that personal connection of brain, hand, feelings and paper, giving physical form to overflowing passions. And what would you do if you found one?  That private missive loaded with passion, on the edge, secret, intended for one person. 

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Old work, new beginnings…

Inspired by a recent studio move, Danny Mooney’s Looking back @ 50 exhibition reviews many years of his work. Brought together for the first time in public are key works from every stage of Mooney’s artistic development. HOT’s Erica Smith takes a backwards look…

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