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Silentium Silva © Martin Everett

Exploring narratives & abstraction in Polaroid

Martin Everett’s images engender a ‘powerful atmosphere and sense of place, of landscape and memory, one that is consistently infused with the desire, uncertainty and expectation associated with darkness and the unseen.’ HOT’s Xaverine Bates asked him more about his work, now showing as part of Errors of the Divine at Electro for Coastal Currents.

Posted 15:34 Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 In: Photography Tags: coastal currents Electro link road Martin Everett narrative Photography Polaroid

PhotoHastings stakes new claim to town fame

The Hastings and St Leonards area has a long-established tradition of fine art, painting and music. But until recently, Hastings’ photographic talents have been partially overshadowed by the bright lights of Brighton. Though not for much longer, as PhotoHastings 2014 is about to be launched. HOT reporter John Cole spoke with PhotoHastings coordinator Cathryn Kemp about the exciting developments for photography in the Hastings creative area.

Posted 11:06 Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 In: Photography Tags: Hastings John Cole photographer Photo Hub Group Photography PhotoHastings photos St Leonards
White Rock Baths Photo by Brian Rybolt

White Rock Baths, past and present

The White Rock Baths on Hastings seafront have been derelict for a number of years; although subjected to regular vandalism and allowed to deteriorate, this underground labyrinth still reveals poignant signs of its past incarnations, when it contained two swimming pools, a Turkish Bath and both roller and ice-skating rinks. Intrigued and captivated by derelict buildings, Hastings-based Brian Rybolt, a photographer for over 45 years, is exhibiting a captivating series of photographs of the White Rock Baths at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery. HOT’s Zelly Restorick went to the exhibition and met up with Brian to talk about his fascination with decaying buildings.

Posted 09:09 Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 In: Photography Tags: Brian Rybolt mosaics nostalgia Photography White Rock Baths Zelly Restorick

Wembley to Soweto to Brazil

The World Cup is almost over and England is once again home disappointingly early. But for HOT’s John Cole, the World Cup has been a huge success.

Posted 18:09 Sunday, Jul 6, 2014 In: Photography Tags: John Cole World Cup 2014

A Sense of Place – selected works by Allan Grainger and Gabrielle Farah at Lucy Bell Gallery

Allan Grainger

Posted 11:05 Friday, May 16, 2014 In: Photography Tags: A Sense of Place Alex Brattell Gabrielle Farah Lucy Bell Photography

Meet Giles Duley: award winning photographer

Hastings-based photographer appears at the Electric Palace cinema this Saturday 15 March, to raise funds for Mines Advisory Group, writes Annie Waite.

Posted 22:38 Sunday, Mar 9, 2014 In: Photography Tags: Annie Waite Electric Palace cinema Hastings Film giles duley Photography Sussex cinema walking wounded war photographer
John Stiles

Looking beyond the labels

No Labels is a documentary photographic exhibition currently showing at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery. The intention of local photographer, John Stiles, is to show viewers the characters and personalities of some of the people who attend the Seaview Project, asking us to look beyond the labels and see the individuals. HOT’s Zelly Restorick went along to the exhibition and spoke to Stiles about his work.

Posted 18:01 Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 In: Photography Tags: 'One Day In The Life Of' Dave Roels documentary photography Hastings Museum and Art Gallery homelessness housing John Stiles No Labels photographic Seaview Zelly Restorick
Naked on the Stade © LMG

Naked on the Stade

Thirty or so  brave souls turned up at the Stade, carrying dressing gowns, anoraks, anything to cover up, ready to strip off and bare all in the name of art. HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went down to see what was going on.

Posted 20:42 Friday, Jan 17, 2014 In: Photography Tags: Hastings Jerwood Gallery Lauris Morgan-Grififths Spencer Tunick The Jerwood Gallery Museums at Night Competition the Stade
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