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Still watching paint dry

On Tuesday 20 August, artist Robin Holtom takes over Hastings Arts Forum for two weeks. The exhibition is part retrospective and part a showcase for brand new work – there will be drawings, paintings and prints of landscapes, architecture and the human form – plus figurative sculptures. HOT’s Erica Smith talked to him about stillness, movement, Hastings Arts Forum and his place in the wider landscape.

Image by Ian O’Leary, featuring Gail Borrow on the set of The House of Marcelle.

Enchanting summer theatre celebrating a remarkable forgotten female artist

Following on from their acclaimed Windrush production, ExploreTheArch, Sussex’s experiential and most unconventional theatre company, are back with a hauntingly beautiful inter-European migration story. The House of Marcelle is inspired by the love letters of an extraordinary Belgian painter, Marcelle van Caillie. Marcelle settled in London in 1955, one of many restless Europeans shifting around the continent after the trauma of WW2. The show opens on Monday 29 July and runs into August. HOT’s Erica Smith enters the turbulent world of a remarkable woman.

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Rachel Glittenberg new work preview

Back in May, Erica Smith interviewed Rachel Glittenberg – one of the artists chosen to exhibit in the Hastings Arts Forum 15 year anniversary show. This week she caught up with Rachel again to find out about her recent work – on show on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December in her pre-Christmas open studio.

Claudia de Grandi in her studio

Waves and Horizons

Like so many people, when artist Claudia de Grandi moved to the Hastings area twelve years ago, she fell in love with the sea. She started painting small watercolours at her favourite swimming spot, but over the years her obsession with the sea – and the size of her paintings – has grown. Erica Smith went to visit her whilst she was preparing for her open studio event this weekend.

Posted 15:24 Wednesday, Jun 6, 2018 In: Arts News Tags: , , , ,
Three Miles West of Taranto (oil on canvas; 2018) by Kate Gritton

Soundings: in search of one father’s war

In March 2017, on a visit to Venice, artist Kate Gritton found herself wandering the corridors of the Jewish Museum. Turning a corner, she came face-to-face with a photograph of a group of people, one the spitting image of her father. The exhibition featured British soldiers in World War II during liberation, but as far as Kate knew, while her father had been in Italy, he hadn’t been stationed in Venice. Thus began a journey of discovery, the expression of which are the 23 paintings that form Soundings, a month-long exhibition, which opens on 29 May at the Hastings Arts Forum. Here, A. Vasudevan catches up with the artist.

Posted 09:57 Tuesday, May 29, 2018 In: Arts News 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: , , , , , ,
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Danny Pockets RIP

Danny Pockets (Daniel Lee Cuming) 5 November 1964 – 12 March 2018

A blue eyed weird sister – painting © Alice Mason

A town that is weird in so many ways

Barbaros Devecioglu, the proprietor of Cafe Grand Rue De Pera in Queens Road looks back on three years in Hastings and St Leonards and puts his finger on what keeps him here.

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