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Giles Duley: inspiring action and change

On 4th and 5th July, internationally renowned documentary photographer, Giles Duley, will be presenting his stories and images in his hometown for the first time, as part of a supper club at St Mary’s in the Castle. Duley has been working tirelessly, and with an unparalleled commitment in the face of grave danger, to reveal the simple humanity of those enduring conflict across the globe. His portraits of people who have been caught up in the chaos of war are profoundly personal, and take us deep into their stories and the reality of our shared human state. Felicity Laurence and Dan Matthews of Hastings Community of Sanctuary write.

Posted 09:37 Friday, Jun 15, 2018 In: Photography
Steve Strange on the Door at the Blitz © Terry Smith/BlitzClub /LucyBellGallery

Blitz kids at Lucy Bell

Lucy Bell Gallery is exhibiting some rarely seen photographs by Terry Smith of the Blitz Kids era. This was a club hosted by Steve Strange and Rusty Egan on Tuesday nights in Covent Garden and went some way in launching the New Romantics Movement. This is a personal report by Janet Lyon about the time she worked there with Steve, “a young guy from Wales with a huge imagination”.

Posted 17:18 Thursday, May 31, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Ashes to Ashes Blitz Club Boy George David Bowie GeorgeO'Dowd Janet Lyon Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Gallery New Romantics Rusty Egan Steve Stange Terry Smith
© Andrew Catlin

Rock Contacts on film

The Lucy Bell Gallery is showing contact sheets of famous rock musicians. The contact sheet is an unedited sequence of negatives or roll of film that provides a behind-the-scenes history of a photograph. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to see them and found them fascinating.

Posted 15:05 Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Carintha West David Bowie Don Humstein Lucy Bell Lucy Bell Gallery Sinead O'Connor

Zoom’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.

George Greaves, A man of his word

If you haven’t seen George’s photos at the Fishermen’s Museum, I strongly recommend you see this very important photographic record of the Hastings fishing fleet. I am fortunate enough to possess an original George Greaves photo, the one he posted to me in 1991. It is pinned to a shelf in my office where I see it every day, a wonderful memory of when I met the man who has chronicled Hastings’ fishing fleet for over 35 years.

Posted 11:04 Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 In: Photography Tags: George Greaves Hastings Hastings fishing fleet John Cole photographer Photography photos

Welcome To My World

Welcome to My World: An Exhibition of Photography by Alan Russell. Alan invites you to his private view on 9 October from 7 to 9 pm at the Zoom Arts Gallery, Warrior Square Station in St Leonards on Sea. Susan Cleland writes.

Posted 19:21 Wednesday, Sep 27, 2017 In: Photography Tags: Alan Russell Susan Cleland Welcome To My World Zoom Arts Group
In Search of The Real: Lucent © Lucinda Wells

Light fantastic

Cafes started popping up and now art galleries are joining in the vibrancy and change happening around St Leonards on Sea, which can only be a good thing, since there are so few galleries for St Leonards’ artists to exhibit in. One of the latest ones to open their doors is Solaris run by art digital printer, Alexandra Drawbridge. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to see Solaris’ first solo show by photographer Lucinda Wells: In search of the Real: Lucent.

Posted 12:57 Wednesday, Sep 13, 2017 In: Photography Tags: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Leonard Cohen Lucinda Wells
(c) Bruce Rae- Sailor Man Neptune 1984

Bruce Rae in silver, black and white

Artists have long been captivated by flowers. Colour, black, white, abstract, still lives, nature mort, part of a landscape, interiors, large, small; flowers are irresistible. An inexhaustible topic. Georgia O’Keefe painted them graphically. Robert Mapplethorpe was consumed by the beauty of them. As is Bruce Rae. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to follow Rae’s recent scent.

Posted 14:04 Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017 In: Photography Tags: Brue Rae Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Gallery T.S. Elliot
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