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Michael Madden

Michael Madden: thoughts on visual art, politics and the planet (4)

Michael Madden: painter, sculptor, restorer, environmental campaigner and Hastings resident, talks with HOT’s Chandra Masoliver about art – the last in a series of four interviews.

Posted 15:48 Monday, Nov 25, 2019 In: Hastings People Tags: Boticelli Michael Madden Pablo Picasso Rembrant Rodin roland jarvis Van Gogh Vermeer
Roland Jarvis

Roland Jarvis through his daughter’s eyes

It is not altogether fanciful to refer to Roland Jarvis as an extraordinary man. He was in his eighties when in 2015 he had his first one-person show in Hastings, at the Fleet Gallery. Reviewed at the time by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths, it was an exhilarating exhibition laying out his talents in  his paintings, drawings and installations. Following his death last year, a retrospective has opened at the same gallery. Lauris recalls the man through the eyes of his daughter.

Posted 12:48 Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 In: Visual Arts Tags: Fleet gallery Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Mark French roland jarvis Sophie Mason St Leonards

Black Huts Festival returns for a fifth year

The Black Huts Festival of writing, music and film presented by Etruscan Books is back for the fifth year running, hosting a wide spectrum of events at The Beacon and the Electric Palace cinema. Nicholas Johnson writes.

Posted 11:46 Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 In: Arts News Tags: Alasdair Roberts Andrew Kotting Basil Bunting Black Huts Festival Briggflatts Circe! Dermot Healy Edith Gallivant Grasscut Hamish Henderson Humphrey Jennings I Could Read The Sky I Think They Call Him John Jennifer Dunbar Dorn John James John Krish Maggie O'Sullivan Mark Jenkin Nichola Bruce Perihelion Rebecca E Marshall Robert Creeley Robert Wyatt roland jarvis Stuart Montgomery The 6th Finger Which The Other 10 Obey The Day of the Mountain The Evening Is Growing Dim The Midnight Drives Timothy Neat Tom Pickard

Judging a book by its cover

Old Town resident Amanda Nicol, known locally more for her landscape paintings than her writing, re-launches new editions of her three novels this month – each with amazing covers by local artist, Roland Jarvis. Writing skilfully, compellingly and often very humorously about topics close to her heart, she is a tenacious and talented author who deserves a high degree of success. Zelly Restorick asks Amanda about what drives her to create – especially when things get tough – her creative collaboration with acclaimed local artist Roland Jarvis and her publishing journey.

Posted 10:52 Thursday, May 5, 2016 In: Literature Tags: Amanda Nicol Badric's Island Dead Pets Society House of Bread Love Medicine and Mexico roland jarvis
Blue Synod © Roland Jarvis

Colourful abstraction

Fleet Gallery is fast becoming a gallery to watch in St Leonards. Set up by Patrick Robbins, it is gaining a reputation for finding and exhibiting local, contemporary, talented artists; some who have somehow eluded the limelight or not exhibited at all for many years. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths went along to see Fleet’s latest exhibition of octogenarian Roland Jarvis.

Posted 13:06 Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015 In: Visual Arts Tags: Fleet gallery Hastings Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Patric Robbins roland jarvis St Leonards

New at the Electric Palace

In the run-up to Christmas, the Electric Palace cinema is embarking on some interesting new initiatives, which encourage more audience participation and showcase some important creative people who come from Hastings. HOT’s Chris Cormack looks into this and explains further.

Posted 14:31 Thursday, Dec 12, 2013 In: Film Tags: Chris Cormack Electric Palace fancy dress film and book club Laetitia Yhap Mark French roland jarvis Trevor Watts

Hastings Old Town – centre of creativity

When we told friends in France that we were moving to Hastings, there were mixed reactions.  The usual one was “Why Hastings?” asked with an air of perplexity.  That was easily dealt with – it had happened entirely by chance.  But one friend followed it up with – “but there won’t be any cultural life there”.  I know what she meant: there’s no theatre to speak of and precious little in the way of classical music, writes Antony Mair.

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