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In th Crosshairs © Clare Hochter

Lockdown stories in photographs

What did you do during lockdown? It meant different things to different people: to some it was a welcome hiatus; to others a sort of imprisonment; lonely; stuck; lack of concentration; walks; gardening; reading; jigsaws; boxed TV sets; cooking and baking. Some enjoyed it, others hated it. And lots thanked the weather gods for the fine weather. To HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths a black cloud settled, resulting in a sort of torpor with the occasional action spike. But I did take photographs, as did other members of Photo Hastings – and here I have to declare an interest ­ – as being part of an exhibition We Baked All Our Own Bread: one mischief always leads to another.

Posted 20:30 Wednesday, Oct 28, 2020 In: Photography Tags: Alex Brattell Andrew Moran Clare Hochter Katie Redfern Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Nicole Zaaroura Roz Cran Sharon Haward
Orangutan watching a butterlfly © Ian Wood

The eyes have it

Our lives may have shrunk, like snails, into our homes, but the tentacles of Covid stretch far and wide into far reaching sectors. One: the natural world of trees, birds, animals, as we reach out for something, anything, outside our immediate environment. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was thrilled to encounter Ian Wood’s photographs of great apes at the Lucy Bell Gallery.

Posted 20:55 Monday, Oct 26, 2020 In: Photography Tags: David Attenborough Ian Wood Jane Goodall Institute Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Gallery Orangutan Foundation
Iggy Pop and Chicken © Kevin Armstrong

Iggy Pop stars in Squirrel Mountain’s ‘Iggy Pop to the Rescue’

Hastings is continually full of surprises; it never ceases to deliver. Just as you thought you’d seen it all, you round a corner and come face to face with something surreal. In this instance, the surreal head of punk extraordinaire Iggy Pop raises his head, featuring in a Hastings created film, Squirrel Mountain’s Iggy to the Rescue. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths spoke to the writer, producer Angelica Campion.

Posted 13:53 Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 In: Arts News Tags: Angelica Campion Iggy Pop Johnny Daukes Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Maureen Bocking Squirrel mountain Stefan Ashton Frank Suzie Zamitt

Two worlds on view at Hastings Arts Forum

Most people feel reluctant to travel in these landlocked Covid times. Yet it is still possible to ‘travel’ to various places in memory while exploring documentaries, films, food in Italian, Spanish, French, Indian restaurants. And at exhibitions. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths explored the Two Worlds art exhibition at Hastings Arts Forum – the work of photographer Brian Rybolt

Feel the art at Hastings Contemporary

Hastings Contemporary is open again with Covid regulations intact and two very different exhibitions. First you walk through Quentin Blake’s rather forlorn We Live in Worrying Times and then enter something completely different in Victor Pasmore’s abstract exhibition: Line & Space. After five months in the cultural desert HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to visit the gallery.

Posted 19:07 Wednesday, Aug 26, 2020 In: Visual Arts Tags: Hastings Contemporary Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Quentin Blake Victor Pasmore
Emily Maude glass painting

Are you up for Homelink’s creative challenge?

Everyone has a creative gene in them. If you are shaking your head, think back to when you were a child. Did anything hold you back from painting, drawing, creating dens under the dining room table, making up stories and letting the imagination run free? HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths was reminded of those days when she learned that the local homelessness prevention charity, Homelink, has launched a Sussex-wide creative challenge in aid of local homelessness.

Posted 18:06 In: Charities Tags: Angela Evans Emily Maude homeless Homelink Homelink Creative Challenge Jonathan Chiswell Jones Lauris Morgan-Griffiths LInda Barker

A colourful journey from Mexico, via Nice  to Hastings

Although we are always surrounded by colour, the changing tones of the sea, sky and trees the world has seemed a little bleak of late. So it is interesting to be reminded of the strength of colour – reds, oranges, blues and greens – that can lift a mood and evoke memories.  HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths found colour writ large in Harriet Macaree’s paintings at Hastings Arts Forum.

Posted 18:45 Wednesday, Aug 19, 2020 In: Visual Arts Tags: Harriet Macaree Hastings Arts Forum Lauris Morgan-Griffiths

Rock stars with a difference

Lucy Bell Gallery’s latest show Days of Rock has a collection of images of some of the effervescent 70s and 80s rock stars and photographers who captured that time both on stage and behind the scenes. Out of this pot pourri of images one particular set is markedly different.They are the work of Andrew Catlin, who has captured, in contrast to the exuberance of the stage acts, quiet and reflective moments. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths. met up with him to find out more about his practice.

Posted 18:41 Wednesday, Jul 22, 2020 In: Photography Tags: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Nick Cave Patti Smith
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