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The Last Waltz: New Work by an Old Man

Ian Welsh – chairman of Hastings Arts Forum until his recent death – was instrumental in raising the profile of the gallery, and steering it into a new phase of success and confidence following its recent refurbishment. Any visitor to the gallery will have sensed Ian’s ambitious influence in recent times. Tragically, he did not live to see his own final exhibition; but his enthusiasm has sparked a flame which will live on in the hearts of those who knew him. Cathy Simpson visited the show, reflecting that it is not just an appreciation of the work, but a final tribute to the artist himself. It is not just visual appreciation, but in some sense paying respects.

Posted 10:26 Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014 In: Visual Arts Tags: Artist Cathy Simpson experimental painting Hastings Arts Forum Ian Welsh
Kathleen Fox: Portrait (of a rather self-effacing woman)

Hastings Arts Forum: Stains and traces – the figure revisited.

This intriguing exhibition features the work of ten artists, each with a highly individual response to the subject matter, and is by turns macabre, disturbing and amusing. The predictable response to the human figure – the drawing from life class – is largely absent; when it does appear, it’s apparent that the figure is a springboard for a different kind of exploration. HOT reporter Cathy Simpson spent some time in contemplation.

Posted 18:34 Monday, Mar 10, 2014 In: Visual Arts Tags: Andrew Ricketts Anne O'Driscoll Art Artist Bruce Rae Cathy Simpson conceptual art drawing figurative work Hastings Arts Forum Ian Welsh Jo Welsh Kathleen Fox Photography sculpture surrealism

New chapter opens for Hastings Arts Forum

It has not gone unnoticed that Hastings is changing – new shops, cafes, good quality art. Hearing murmurings of things stirring behind the establishment pillars of Hastings Arts Forum, HOT reporter Lauris Morgan-Griffiths

Posted 13:39 Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 In: Arts News Tags: Hastings Arts Forum Ian Welsh Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
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