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A Question of Honour © Ken Russell/TopFoto January 1955 From a series: "The last of the Teddy Girls" 16 year old Eileen from Bethnal Green, with two teddy boys "duelling" over her on an East End bombsite.

Ken Russell’s Girls Will Be Boys, Boys Will Be Girls

Ken Russell was a notorious film-maker, for the big and the small screen. He always delivered surprises. He is mainly remembered for his exuberant, extravagant, excessive films. But that was later. And that sometimes tends to obscure the talent, technique and originality of his work. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to see some of his early work, his exploration of teddy girls photographed in the east end of London: Girls Will Be Boys, Boys Will Be Girls. The exhibition also features work by the less well-known Alan Vines.

Posted 17:54 Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 In: Photography Tags: Ken Russell Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Gallery
Pushka Ghats © Malcolm Glover

Malcolm Glover’s India

People fall in love with different countries – India and Africa, particularly, engender powerful emotions. India has certainly got under the skin of photographer Malcolm Glover. He has been visiting the country for over ten years, partly to escape the English winter but more for the sheer joy of that chaotic, colourful, teeming country, the spirit of  which he has captured in his distinctive photographs. Those images now make up a solo exhibition at A Wave of Dreams in St Leonards. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths stepped in to Glover’s soulful interpetation of that extraordinary place.

Posted 17:04 Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 In: Photography Tags: Chris Bird-Jones Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Malcolm Glover
Skeleton Socks Carly Ralph © Tom Jarvis

Second Use – exhibition of the old, the discarded and the beautiful

The medium artists chose to work with is always interesting. Two local artists, Carly Ralph and Lynne Bingham work in similar ways as they celebrate, the old, the disused, unwanted artefacts and give them new life in a way that the things themselves could never have imagined. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths visited their exhibition at Hastings Arts Forum to see how their differences and similarities come together. 

Posted 15:10 Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 In: Visual Arts Tags: Carly Ralph Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lynne Bingham
Tal R Yellow Monkey

Reincarnation: the rise of Hastings Contemporary

Jerwood Gallery has changed its name, changed its status a few years ago to a charity, and is now independent. So what will you see that’s different? HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to the gallery in its new incarnation as Hastings Contemporary.

Posted 19:08 Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019 In: Visual Arts Tags: Hastings Contemporary Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Liz Gilmore Roy Oxlade Sir Quentin Blake Tal R
Paddle boarding

The moon, the sea and the tides

Living in Hastings most of us love the sea – either to look at, appreciate the light, the sun and the moon shining on the sea.  And be in it. And now it is a wonderful sight on a still sunny morning or evening seeing people taking to the sea, swimming, paddle-boarding, kayaking and kite surfing. But how much do people really know about the marine environment?

Posted 11:43 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 In: Nature Tags: Hastings Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Tidal Compass William Thomson
Corps de ballet © Colin Jones/Topfotos

From ballet to industrial photography

It seems bizarre that as the years roll by the 1960s that so many remember vividly are falling into the depths of Another Time. Black and white, gritty reportage was printed as regualr features in newspapers and magazines. When you see those photographs now, it is history reaching out: in the faces; the clothes; hair styles; buildings – and especially  the gritty images of industry in the north which have now disappeared into the mists of time. Colin Jones was one of the photographers documenting those eras. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went to see his early images at Lucy Bell’s Gallery.

Posted 18:32 Monday, Apr 22, 2019 In: Photography Tags: Don McCullin Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Gallery Margot Fonteyn Philip Jones Griffiths Royal Ballet Rudolf Nureyev
21st Century Types ©Grace Lau

Exotic 21st century types

Grace Lau is a well known, highly respected figure around the Old Town, but appreciation spreads further afield when it comes to the photography fraternity. Moving to Hastings, Grace, as a professional photographer and tutor, has been integral to forming a rich photography community in the town. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talked to her about how she came to be here and her new book, Portraits in a Chinese Studio, a project conceived, born and bred in Hastings.

Posted 18:02 Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 In: Photography Tags: Grace Lau Lauris Morgan-Griffiths London College of Communication Portraits in a Chinese Studio Turner Gallery

Robinson Crusoe  deconstructed

It all started with a sculpture. And a chat – when Gail Borrow, the founder and the power behind the St Leonards experimental theatrical events, Explore the Arch, and sculptor Bernard McGuigan talked about  working together creatively. The seeds having been planted, they just needed a project. As the 300th anniversary of Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was imminent, that is the venture they developed. Intrigued, HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths talked to Bernard McGuigan.

Posted 18:21 Wednesday, Apr 3, 2019 In: Performance Tags: Daviel Defoe Explore the Arch Gail Burrow House of Crusoe Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Oliver Cherer Otti Albietz Robinson Crusoe Vladimir Miller yumino Seki
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