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Erica says: “Do something!”

HOT’s Erica Smith has been a stalwart of this town for many many years, creating, encouraging, campaigning, initiating, catalysing, inputting and participating – all from a place of sincere love and genuine passion for this town that’s been her home, work and play location for nearly two decades. HOT colleague, Zelly Restorick, speaks to Erica about the exhibition and series of events, Protest and Thrive at Hastings Arts Forum.

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Monumental: exhibition by Katherine Reekie

Katherine Reekie is an extremely talented fine artist, living and working in Hastings, an environment she feels is rich in contrasts and eccentricities and the inspiration for much of her work. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asked her about her latest exhibition, Monumental, at Hastings Arts Forum in St Leonards on Sea.

Posted 05:38 Monday, Sep 3, 2018 In: Arts News Tags: , ,
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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: , , , , ,
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Meet Rachel Glittenberg, artist

Rachel Glittenberg is one of the 24 artists with work on show at Hastings Arts Forum from today (Wednesday 2 May) through to Sunday 13 May. The Festival 15 show has been curated to celebrate 15 years of Hastings Arts Forum and contains work from established Hastings artists like Angie Braven and Gus Cummins through to artists like Colden Drystone who is on the first rung of his art career. Glittenberg is somewhere between those two poles. Erica Smith talks to the artist about her work.

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Festival 15 at Hastings Arts Forum

From 2 May to 13 May, Hastings Arts Forum will be celebrating 15 years of its seafront existence, with an exhibition of 24 artists and performances and talks featuring Colden Drystone, Matt Wates and Man in the Moon Theatre, plus a panel talk about Hastings as an arts hub for the South East. 

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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The Enchantment Aesthetic

In her largest UK exhibition to date, Hastings-based artist Jennifer Baird continues to explore her journey from remote Caribbean rainforest to East Sussex coastal town. Hannah Collisson writes.

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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: , ,
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