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Still watching paint dry

On Tuesday 20 August, artist Robin Holtom takes over Hastings Arts Forum for two weeks. The exhibition is part retrospective and part a showcase for brand new work – there will be drawings, paintings and prints of landscapes, architecture and the human form – plus figurative sculptures. HOT’s Erica Smith talked to him about stillness, movement, Hastings Arts Forum and his place in the wider landscape.

Posted 00:13 Monday, Aug 19, 2019 In: Arts News Tags: Artist bathers dancers figures Hastings Hastings Arts Forum painter Robin Holtom sculpture Tuscany

In conversation with Robin Holtom (2)

Here HOT’s Chandra Masoliver continues her conversation with local artist, writer and art therapist Robin Holtom about different understandings of mental illness, as illustrated in his recently published book, ‘Perceval’s Quest’, plus Robin’s own views on orthodoxy and heresy – and the present-day treatment of people diagnosed as mentally ill.

Posted 17:43 Monday, Nov 28, 2016 In: Literature Tags: Chandra Masoliver Delusions as Metaphor George Ivanovich Gurdjieff Henry Maudsley Jesus Christ Maudsley Hospital Mental Illness orthodoxy and heresy Robin Holtom Royal College of Psychiatrists Samuel Hobbs Springfield Hospital

In conversation with Robin Holtom (1)

Local artist, writer and art therapist, Robin Holtom, talks with HOT’s Chandra Masoliver about his background and what inspired him to write his book ‘Perceval’s Quest’, published this year, and recently reviewed in HOT. They discuss some of the psychological and philosophical themes that the book explores and their contemporary relevance.

Posted 08:36 Thursday, Nov 24, 2016 In: Literature Tags: British Association of Art Therapists Chandra Masoliver Charismatic Church David Cooper Edward Adamson Hugh Crawford John Perceval Percival's Quest RD Laing Robert Baxter Robin Holtom Royal College of Art Sigmund Freud Steps To An Ecology of Mind The Bird of Paradise the legend of Parsifal The Palace of the Intestines The Philadelphia Assocaition The Politics of Experience William Blake

Delusions as metaphor: conflict and the middle ground

HOT’s Chandra Masoliver reviews local artist Robin Holtom’s recent book entitled, Perceval’s Quest. This is a commentary on the Victorian gentleman John Perceval’s account of his personal journey through madness. It rekindles questions about the causes and potentially illuminating or creative nature of so-called ‘mental derangement’, and its treatment through the ages.

Posted 15:41 Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016 In: Literature Tags: Alleged Lunatics Friends Society Ann Kesley Gardner Brislington Asylum Chandra Masoliver Dr David Cooper Dr Fox Evangelical Movement John Bellingham John Thomas Perceval King George III Prime Minister Spencer Perceval R D Laing Robin Holtom Spencer Perceval The Norris Museum The Philadelphia Association The Poor Laws Tom Paine William Cobbett

‘Slow Art’ at the Forum



Robin Holtom accompanies his exhibition, ‘Slow Art’, with a talk this Saturday 16 August at 2pm, entitled: 

“How to fail better”, where he explains the processes and approaches to this particular batch of work. The paintings have taken months or even years to reach their finishing point, although
 Robin has been painting in oils for sixty years – almost without a break. Nick Weekes asked him a few questions.

Posted 15:15 Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 In: Visual Arts Tags: 16 August 2014 Bonnard exhibition exhibitions Hastings Arts Forum paintings Robin Holtom Slow Art

Successful art sale for Gaza to be reprised

The art sale for Gaza organized by Hastings Palestine Solidarity Campaign in early August proved an enormous success. Now a second round is planned, also at the White Rock Hotel, in early September, as Hastings PSC’s Rachel Lever reports.

Posted 09:37 Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014 In: Campaigns Tags: Adrienne Hunter Angie Braven Bruce Rae coastal currents Danny Mooney Gaza Hastings Arts Forum Hastings PSC Hazel Brook Jameson Keane Lynne Bingham Nick Snelling Palestine Cultural Festival Rachel Lever Robin Holtom SoCo Suzan Aral
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