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Portrait (2011) (c) Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collection

Artists looking at themselves, looking at you

Self-portraiture is always a fascinating subject for artists. How to show off your best side, your personality and how to incorporate yourself into your style of painting. In anticipation of how artists see themselves, HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to see The Painter Behind the Canvas at the Jerwood Gallery.

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Willem Sandberg from type to image

Red, blue and yellow – the primary colours, design, experiment, type, play, rough, collage, asymmetric are the words that may spring to mind as you walk round the Willem Sandberg exhibition at De La Warr Pavilion says Roz Cran.

Posted 17:40 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 In: Visual Arts Tags: , , , ,
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Last chance to take a peek

If you haven’t already done so, get your skates on and go and see Sharon Haward’s PEEK installation – white voile sheets flapping in the wind just up St John’s Road from Warrior Square station – which comes to the end of its run on Wednesday 25 May. Sharon and Christine Gist, curator of The Space, in which the installation is housed, give their thoughts on the work.

Posted 12:34 Tuesday, May 24, 2016 In: Visual Arts Tags: , , , , ,
Lester in front of some of the schoolchildren's drawings he inspired at Sandown Primary (photo: Russell Jacobs).

Lester’s art proves a source of inspiration

In 2011 Nick Terdre wrote in HOT about Hastings artist Lester Magoogan, who has Down’s syndrome. Lester’s line drawings had proved highly popular, and he had made a name for himself well beyond the town walls. Five years on Nick decided it was time to find out how Lester’s career had developed since then. With his exuberant and optimistic personality, Lester is a force of nature in himself, and Nick was not surprised to find that not only is his art winning new admirers around the world, but it is also proving a great source of inspiration to others.

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Uncommon or garden flower show

For those of you who are not going to the Chelsea Flower Show or can’t quite take the press of people, there is a gem of a flower show at the Observer Building, Uncommon or Garden. Hot’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to smell the roses.

Sprats, 1948 copyright Estate of Prunella Clough

Prunella Clough at the Jerwood

It is always fascinating to see the journey an artist has travelled during their lifetime. Some continue to mine the same theme, others turn somersaults, change and develop. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was delighted to see the gamut of Prunella Clough’s paintings at the exhibition, Unknown Countries in the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings.

Posted 09:31 Wednesday, May 4, 2016 In: Visual Arts Tags: , ,
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An Opportunity not to be missed…

Last Friday (29 April) was your opportunity to meet Will Volley, author of The Opportunity,  a graphic novel set in Hastings. He was ‘in conversation’ at the Beacon with HOT’s Erica Smith.

Posted 16:48 Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 In: Visual Arts Tags: , , , , , , , ,
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Tonico Lemos Auad exhibition

Long thin sculptures hang from the ceiling to greet the visitor in the first room of the Tonico Lemos Auad exhibition in the De La Warr Pavilion. These rods, echoing the columns in the gallery, are made from cream and red linen. On one, some threads are pulled and crocheted; on another a seahorse shape is picked out. Roz Cran writes about this fascinating exhibition.

Posted 07:47 Monday, Apr 4, 2016 In: Visual Arts Tags: , , ,
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