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21st Century Types ©Grace Lau

Exotic 21st century types

Grace Lau is a well known, highly respected figure around the Old Town, but appreciation spreads further afield when it comes to the photography fraternity. Moving to Hastings, Grace, as a professional photographer and tutor, has been integral to forming a rich photography community in the town. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talked to her about how she came to be here and her new book, Portraits in a Chinese Studio, a project conceived, born and bred in Hastings.

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A photographic sense of place

It is certainly to be welcomed that there is a new gallery space in Hastings – at the former Observer building. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went there, with great anticipation, to see the PhotoHastings exhibition Pinups: A Sense of Place.

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Art Station to Art Station…

Even after Coastal Currents, it is impossible to escape from art in this town… Last Thursday saw the opening of the second photography show at Hastings Station by a group of artists known collectively as ‘EDGE’. And this weekend, the forecourt of St Leonards Warrior Square station will become the arena for a very slow race by life-size garden gnomes, whilst the ‘SPACE’ next door will be the temporary home for installations by a group of Belgian artists. HOT’s Erica Smith sees her home town through alien eyes.

Grace Lau's photographic interpretation of 'Edge' (Photo by ZR)

Exploring the Edge

Earlier this week, I went along to the Hastings Community Network’s Culture Exchanges meeting at The Jerwood, exploring art and culture in Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea – and one of the ideas as to how art could be brought to a wider community was ‘more art in public spaces – such as car parks, supermarkets and pubs’. The Edge, a newly formed collective of artists currently exhibiting at Hastings Station, agree 100% with this suggestion, ‘hoping to continue showing photography in unexpected places’. HOT’s Zelly Restorick went along to The Station Gallery to see the different interpretations of ‘Edge’.

'Osmosis' Tim Andrews in Landscpe 1 © Julia Horbaschk

The PhotoHub group was set up in 2009 by Grace Lau and Andrew Moran to bring together the many talented photographers that live in Hastings and St Leonards. The group now has an exhibition at the Hastings Arts Forum. HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to take a look.

Works by Jo Redpath (photo: http://hastingspostcards.blogspot.co.uk/)

Hastings Old Town – centre of creativity

When we told friends in France that we were moving to Hastings, there were mixed reactions.  The usual one was “Why Hastings?” asked with an air of perplexity.  That was easily dealt with – it had happened entirely by chance.  But one friend followed it up with – “but there won’t be any cultural life there”.  I know what she meant: there’s no theatre to speak of and precious little in the way of classical music, writes Antony Mair.

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Befriending death – Grace Lau’s coffin portraits

Sean O’Shea reflects on Grace Lau’s coffin portraits which were included amongst a selection of works featured in the mixed media exhibition Telling Stories held at Hastings Museum back in Sept 2012.

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Telling Stories at Hastings Museum

Telling Stories at Hastings Museum

There are all sorts of stories we tell ourselves, to children, to friends, to parents, to strangers; some true, some embroidered, some simply with facts conveniently omitted or an embellishment of the truth. Long, short, tall, true, false, shaggy dog tales. So hearing that there was an exhibition of Telling Stories at the Hastings Museum  HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths’

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