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Photohastings’ season of photography

October sees commencement of the Photohastings 2019 season of photography, which runs through October and November, Andrew Moran (Co-chair of Photohastings) reports.
On Monday evenings the Printworks in Claremont hosts ‘Photology’; talks by photographic artists. These begin on 7 October and run for four weeks. The speakers are Grace Lau, Michelle Henning, Anne Lydiat and Ingrid Pollard.

There are four formal Photographic exhibitions in this year’s run at the Hastings Arts Forum. Ian Land’s incisive black and white images from a survey around the coast from Hastings to Kent’s north foreshore. A group show by John Cole, Bob Mazzer and Brian Rybolt, three highly experienced and diverse practitioners in a retrospective. Steve Barnes’ highly refined graphic-detail images of the De La Warr Pavilion, and Roger Hopgood’s sumptuous digital assemblage series that observes notions of English cultural heritage.

Photo by Roger Hopgood

Photo by Roger Hopgood

The ‘Edge’ group, Lauris Morgan-Griffiths, Grace Lau, Lucinda Wells and Roz Cran, will be showing at the Solaris gallery from 12th October. Their show is a visual ‘conversation’, whereby an image sent to another member of the group is responded to and a cyclical communication ensues.

In another idiosyncratic practise Marybeth Haas has further developed her project, ‘Plastication Imagination’, with eco-aware imagery displayed on six advertising boards on the seafront between Harold Road and the Pier.

In collaboration with Photohastings, Hastings Contemporary will be selling Nigel Shafran’s Charity project book, ‘The People on the Street’. The photographer has contributed over £5000.00 from sales of his book to homeless charities in the past year.

Photohastings supports the ‘Silver Hill Press’, a new publishing house based in St Leonards with a remit to promote publications based around photography and poetry. Later in the season there will be an event and an exhibition at the Printworks in Claremont.

Photohastings is a creative photographic umbrella group with a self-initiated remit to develop creative and cultural opportunities for photographers in Hastings and St Leonards. We look to cultivate a range of creative and socially beneficial publicly received projects. It is a not-for-profit organisation delivering an annual season. If you have a photographic practise and would like to show in the photo-season, you can contact us on our website ‘members’ or ‘contact’ pages on the Photohastings website.

Details of the shows, their venues and timings can be found at,

Posted 11:03 Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019 In: Photography

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