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main4Zoom’s mural gives a panoramic view of town

Visitors arriving in Hastings by rail are offered a panoramic foretaste of the sights to be seen around town by a collage of views seen through the lens of photographers from the Zoom Arts group. Nick Terdre reports.

The mural, which is placed on the wall of the waiting room just inside the ticket barriers, was inaugurated last week by mayor Judy Rogers, and will be in place all this year.

Mayor Judy Rogers at the inauguration.

Mayor Judy Rogers at the inauguration.

Community group Zoom Arts have form in this matter – a couple of years ago they followed the Red Ladies about town and put the resulting work into an 11-foot mural  which was displayed on the walls of their gallery at Warrior Square station. The then station manager asked for it to go on display at Hastings station when the exhibition was over, and it stayed up there, on the same waiting room wall, for most of last year.

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Partial view of the mural.

When its time was run, Zoom members came up with the idea of a mural featuring a myriad views of Hastings and St Leonards, and the mayor was keen to cut the ribbon inaugurating it, founder member and chair Rob Maxted told HOT.

Zoom’s Warrior Square gallery will be reopening in March with the group’s contributions to ExploreTheArch’s new initiative for St Leonards, which calls for novel and vibrant perspectives on Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations.


Posted 19:56 Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 In: Photography

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