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Harry Tryphonos: Minor Sketches

HOT first connected with Harry Tryphonos through his writing about homelessness in Hastings. We knew he was also an artist – and are very happy to promote his latest exhibition at Hastings Arts Forum: Minor Sketches: An exhibition in a range of media; defying narrative &  commanding a visceral reaction.

Posted 09:09 Saturday, Aug 1, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: Harry Tryphonos Hastings Arts Forum

Change comes to Hastings Arts Forum

It is with great relief that galleries, pubs and restaurants are now allowed to open. Albeit with social distancing. People have been so desperate for a bit of culture that in London, apparently, it has been difficult to book a time slot to visit. So Hastings Arts Form is open again, in a new guise. HOT’ Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to see and spoke to Martin Bradshaw about the changes.

Posted 19:34 Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: David Reeve Hastings Arts Forum Martin Bradshaw

Zoom Arts presents: The French Connection

 Zoom Arts members Nick Hill and Agnes Chevalier will unite once again as they present their second show of the year at the Zoom Gallery, Warrior Square Station. The French Connection exhibition will begin next Monday 27 July and continue all week until 8 August, from 10-4pm or by appointment. HOT’s Jordan Dixon writes.

Posted 15:59 In: Arts News Tags: Agnes Chevalier Nick Hill Zoom Arts Gallery

Triptych – ‘The Weighing of the Souls’ – by Michael Madden

Local painter, sculptor, campaigner and Hastings resident, Michael Madden, talks with HOT’s Chandra Masoliver about his remarkable new artwork, a triptych in a carved oak frame.

Posted 15:38 Monday, Jul 20, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: Brexit Global warming Michael Madden the weighing of the Souls Trophy hunting

The return of The Time Machine

Covid-19 came along just in time to put a damper on St Leonards’ exploration of H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine during April. The A Town Explores a Book festival rapidly adjusted to become an online event, but the closure of the shops and restrictions on public open spaces meant that many of the events, exhibitions and shop window displays could not happen at all.

Posted 21:59 Wednesday, Jun 17, 2020 In: Arts News

BLM creative call-out from Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery is offering its platform to local black and ethnic minority communities to share their responses to George Floyd’s killing and the Black Lives Matter movement. Now more than ever, the arts can be a vehicle for change, a chance to heal and bring people together that may never have had the chance, writes HOT’s Vanessa Alves.

Posted 19:03 Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: #HastingsDigitalMuseum activism Art Black Lives Matter commissioned art councillor Kim Forward George Floyd Hastings Museum and Art Gallery protest

“The Sea of Curiosity” stories from the exhibition of paintings by Keith Waller

Artist Keith Waller recently appealed for writers to respond to a series of his paintings by writing a short narrative. He was overwhelmed with responses. This is the first short story, by a writer simply known as Spike.

Posted 22:38 Monday, Jun 8, 2020 In: Arts News

Museum call out for freelancers

The team at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery (HMAG) is launching their second callout for freelancers to help support #HastingsDigitalMuseum. Hastings Digital Museum runs across Hastings Museum & Art Gallery’s social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  

Posted 14:47 Thursday, May 28, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
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