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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.

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John Hacker: balancing light and shade

Peering through the Hastings Arts Forum window at the John Hacker exhibition you could be forgiven for thinking that the pictures inside are a little brown, a little gloomy. That is what HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths’ first impressions were. Luckily, they were far from the truth; the show portrayed a very different story.

Posted 18:08 Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 In: Visual Arts Tags: , ,
© John Cole

A colourful breath of Crete

The Hastings museum is a wonderful place for fossicking around, you never know what you might find – old photographs of Hastings, bird and mammal species alongside Inuit and north American Indian artefacts. So imagine HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths’ surprise, walking upstairs to the Upper Gallery and into sunshine and light.

Sally Meakins.Fragile Deceit

Strange goings-on at HAF

In the light of Surrealism #2  has already been flagged up in HOT. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to see for herself the Hastings take on surrealism, and how it relates to Inverse Reflections in the adjoining Gallery.

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