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The secret life of objects

Hastings has been Russell Dorey’s home for the last 20 years, and The Crown is his favourite pub: “The beers are interesting (not in a Belgian way) and the food is good.” He has chosen to celebrate The Crown – and Hastings – by painting a series of works tailored to a local crowd. Lucky us! His paintings are a feast for the eyes – the perfect complement to the good food and interesting beer. HOT’s Erica Smith meets the artist.

Posted 10:18 Thursday, Jun 1, 2017 In: Arts News Tags: Artist Euan Uglow Hastings painter Picasso Russell Dorey still lives
The English Cemetery, Marcus Harvey, 2016 © Marcus Harvey and Vigo Gallery

Marcus Harvey at the Jerwood

The Chapman Brothers exhibited at the Jerwood in 2014 and are now followed by another YBA (Young British Artist): Marcus Harvey. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to experience the exhibition as she was not very familiar with his work. Except for one specific piece of art.

Posted 13:32 Wednesday, Aug 24, 2016 In: Visual Arts Tags: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Margaret Thatcher Myra Hindley Picasso Tony Blair
Miro at the zoo © Lee Miller Archives, England 2016. All rights reserved.

Miro’s magical animals

Hastings, in many ways, is spoilt for choice for culture that is on the doorstep: amazing gardens as well as artists’ and writers’ houses open to the public – Charleston, Bateman’s, Farley Farm, Knole, Sissinghurst; live bands and talks. A few weeks ago HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths tripped across Antony Penrose who had come to the Printworks from nearby Farley Farm to talk about Joan Miró, who he had met as a child, and his children’s book Miró’s Magic Animals.

Posted 14:44 Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016 In: Visual Arts Tags: Antony Penrose Joan Miró Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Lee Miller Miro's Magic Animals Picasso The Boy who Bit Picasso

Life-drawings by dementia sufferers at Hastings Arts Forum

Life-drawing classes bring laughter and fun to relieve dementia darkness

Dementia is not much fun; for the subjects themselves, for their families or for their carers. But drawing has provided a way to cut through the darkness and get people laughing, as Judy Parkinson has found with her Drawing Life classes. A first exhibition of the work will be on view from next weekened, she tells Nick Terdre.

Ben Nicholson Mugs (c) Kettles Yard

Kettle’s Yard comes to Hastings

Kettle’s Yard is the home of a great modern art collection in Cambridge. However, while the gallery is undergoing a major development, it is working with various organisations to house the exhibits in different places – like the Jerwood. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to see how the forty Cambridge artworks worked with the Jerwood’s own collection.

Posted 13:05 Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 In: Visual Arts Tags: Brancusi Braque Christopher Wood Hastings Henri Gautier Brzeska Henry Moore Jerwood Gallery Jim Ede Kettle's Yard Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Picasso Winifred Nicholson
Lee Miller and Picasso after the liberation of Paris, by Lee Miller, Paris, France, 1944 © Lee Miller Archives, England 2015. All rights reserved.

Lee Miller: The Angel and the Fiend

I was terribly, terribly pretty. I looked like an angel, but I was a fiend inside”. This is how Lee Miller described herself in an interview towards the end of her life. ‘A fiend’ she may have been, but the ‘terribly pretty’ was a bit of an understatement; in the 1920s and 30s, she was considered one of the great beauties of  her time. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths, a great admirer ever since she first came across Miller’s photographs many years ago, spoke on the phone to her son, Antony Penrose, about a play based on his mother’s  life and work – The Angel and the Fiend – at St Mary in the Castle.

Posted 11:34 Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015 In: Performance Tags: Antony Penrose David E. Scherman Hastings Lauris Morgan-Griffihts Lee Miller Man Ray Picasso st mary in the castle The Angel and the Fiend
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