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Derek Jarman in all his glory

‘Friends of Derek’, the latest exhibition at Norman Road’s Lucy Bell Gallery, is a joyous celebration of the filmmaker, artist and activist Derek Jarman, writes A. Vasudevan

Posted 17:42 Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020 In: Photography Tags: Art Fund Artist Derek Brown Derek Jarman Ed Sykes Friends of Derek Jarman Lucy Bell Gallery Photography Prospect Cottage campaign The Garden
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
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
(c) Zoe Sim - Gstaad 2017

Seeing trees in a different light

Trees are always an interesting subject for artists and photographers. And a very particular depiction of them can be seen at an intriguing exhibition at the Lucy Bell Gallery. This is not an exhibition concentrating on specific species, more a contemplative riff on the effect of trees on the individual artists. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths asked co-curator Lucy Bell about how the exhibition, which she and John Stezaker have been talking about for 18 months, came together. 

Posted 21:41 Wednesday, Feb 6, 2019 In: Photography Tags: Ieuan Morris Jean-luc Brouard Kirsten Reynolds Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Lucy Bell Gallery Melissa Moore Zoe Sim
Greg Smith - Powdermill © Tom Hunter

Exiles’ proud journey home

Sometimes an outsider’s eye is needed to point up things that we see every day and take somewhat for granted. Hastings and St Leonards, as we know, has always seen an influx of people making their way from elsewhere to the south coast and embedding themselves in the community. But it is not only British people. Lauris Morgan-Griffiths spoke to photographer Tom Hunter about his taxi driver project A Journey Home which opens on 9 February at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery.

Chasing the Dragon © Philip Volkers

Burning Man in St Leonards

Sometimes you think you know things and then realise that you simply don’t. Naively, HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths thought a festival was a festival was a festival – a gathering, mainly music-orientated with some side events. But bumping up against the Burning Man Festival, it explains on its website: ‘Burning Man is not a festival. Burning Man is a community.’ So that put her straight… i

Posted 13:31 Wednesday, Sep 26, 2018 In: Photography Tags: Arthur Mamou-Manil Black Rock Burning Man Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lucy Bell Gallery Nevada Philip Volkes
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: Andrew Catlin Carintha West David Bowie Don Humstein Lucy Bell Lucy Bell Gallery Sinead O'Connor
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