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There will be an art auction fundraiser for The Philippines on December
5th in St Leonards On Sea:
"THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER! Amazing artists and makers wanted. We
are holding a sale of original art at The Garage (back of Horse
and Groom) on Dec 5th 7-10pm to raise money for The Philippines.
The work donated will be sold for £50 a piece. Could you dig
deep in your studios/workshop to find a piece to raise much needed
Please take work to The Horse and Groom on Wednesday 4th Dec 6-9pm
and Thursday 5th from 12-6pm Spread the word! We thank you all in
advance for your generosity X". Contact Sarah Evans, email@example.com.
December's Photology talk will be BAFTA winning cinematographer
Monday 2 December, 8pm at, Bullet
Coffee House Hastings. Admission £3.
“Without the constraints of film production, I obsessively
record my life in medium format film. Working with photographic
projects, I capture categories of my life, accompanied by an audio
soundscape. Visual fragments that collectively create a disjointed
narrative that is sad but insightful. Not unlike a film, the various
projects are like scenes in a movie. They have been created to be
viewed not in isolation but as a collective."
talks have now been confirmed, the programme is online at photology.info.
"Free Family and Fun Workshop this coming Saturday 23rd, 11am-2pm.
Part of the Stade
Photography Competition 2013. Drop in at the Stade Hall Rock
a Nore where we can experiment with solar photography. No equipment
required just say a little prayer for the sun to come out!"
"Response" will be at at Lucy
Bell Fine Art Photography, 15-23 November: "Response is
a democratic experimental exhibition that is aimed at promoting
upcoming talent, via peer photographers.
Around 100 photographers submitted their work, either online or
in person, which was then checked out on screen during a live curating
event called ‘Everyone is a Curator’, held at the Phoenix
in Brighton on 2/3rd November. As images appeared on screen, the
collected masses and some special guests could select photos to
be printed there and then and added to the pinup wall to a constantly
changing and evolving exhibition.
The experimental idea was a collaboration between Lucy Bell Gallery
and Brighton's Miniclick
The work was viewed and selected by the collected masses in attendance
as well as the Fringe’s selected emerging curators, Lulu Evans
and Kayung Lai, plus the special guests Eleanor MacNair (White Space),
Helen Trompeteler (NPG), Rachel Segal Hamilton (Ideas Tap), Laura
Pannack (photographer), Lucy Bell (Lucy Bell Gallery) and Jim Stephenson
Parker's photographs of Jack In The Green participants have
been made into a 2014 calendar: "I have collaborated with The
Lucy Bell Gallery in Norman Road to produce an A3 Jack-in-the-Green
portrait calendar. It's only £8 with a percentage of the proceeds
going to St Michael's Hospice. At the moment it is on sale at: Hastings
Tourist Information Centre, Lucy Bell Gallery, 46 Norman Road, St
Leonards, Hastings Jerwood Gallery, De La Warr Pavilion, Book-Buster,
Queens Road, Fisherman's Museum, Rebel Art Gallery, George St, Empress
Art, 3 Tower Road."
2013 Stade Photography Competition (deadline 29 November) has
two free events on 18 November:
"A workshop to improve your photography with local pro Sin
Bozkurt. Advice and tips about portraits and composition. Places
limited, don't delay. Nov 18th Stade Hall 11-5. Send an email to
"As part of the Stade Photography Competition we are offering
free tutorials to up your photography game. This is a unique opportunity
to get one to one advice from photography professionals John Cole
and Grace Lau. Bring your portfolio, albums or a selection of your
photos on a stick.Stade Hall Monday 18th November. Sessions available
from 11am - 5pm. BOOK NOW places limited, by sending an email to
"St Michael's Hospice are delighted to announce the launch
of our inspirational photography competition ‘Capture
the Moment’, which is to be judged by world renowned photographer
Rankin said: “The competition will provide a wonderful platform
for local people to tell their stories and bring those extra special
moments to life. I look forward to picking the winner in 2014 and
receiving all the great entries.”
The competition which is open to everyone in the Hastings and Rother
area launches this week and closes on Monday 20th January. So keep
this in mind when you are snapping away over the festive season!
Winners will receive a fantasy photoshoot from Legend Photography
and their image will be displayed in a road show around the area
in March next year.
should be submitted via our facebook
page or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry to the competition is free. For more information visit the
"Fenestration" curated by Martin Everett & Lucinda
Wells (see 27 October, below) features work by 24 photographers
and is on throughout November at One
Cafe, London Rd, St Leonards On Sea.
Frank S. Whittle will be presenting an exhibition of Black and White
Photography at Romans on Robertson Street (next to Walkers), Hastings
from 7th November -7th December.
The show will consist of collected images of objects, places and
spaces, some familiar, some long forgotten, then rediscovered. £5
from each print sold will go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
"Generations. Hastings Fishing Families. Photographs by John
Cole" will be at Stade Hall. 2-14 November,
11-4 daily. All proceeds from sales of photographs goes to Hastings
Fishermen's Protection Society.
The next Photology
talk in Hastings will be on Monday 4 November, 8pm at the usual
Coffee House. Admission £3. November's speaker will be
How on earth did I get here?
Miranda Gavin, writer/editor, educator and photographer, surveys
the current climate for photography and gives a whistle stop tour
of her journey behind, in front of, and in between the lens.
"Miranda Gavin has written for international photography magazine
since 2004 where she is deputy editor, and editor of the magazine's
Roaming Eye. She also edits
Frame And Reference, an online visual arts magazine for the
South East of England. Gavin has delivered and managed photography
projects for a number of charities and also facilitates Tri-Pod,
a research and development group for visual artists and photographers
based in Brighton.
is a last minute pop up organised by Martin Everett and Lucinda
Wells. The very tight deadline is midnight, Wednesday 30 October,
no entry fee. Exhibition opens Friday 1 November at One Cafe, London
Rd, St Leonards On Sea: "Produce one image of a window/windows
that has personal relevance... The fenestration pop-up gallery team
will handle the printing onto Kodak Archival Inkjet stock (or similar)
courtesy of Martel
Colour Print. The exhibition forms part of Brighton
Photo Fringe 2013 and The
Guardian/The Photographers Gallery 'Mass Observation' online
project November 2013. Images to be emailed to email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org subject: fenestration, by midnight
Wednesday 30th October."
blackShed gallery in Robertsbridge is showing new works by British
Reynolds: "Working outdoors at night in locations in the
UK and Zanzibar, East Africa, Reynolds uses very physical means
to create unusual and dramatic images with an intuitively ritualistic
element that that transform the way we see the natural world. Reynolds
employs a range of coloured light sources to make dynamic visual
interventions within the nocturnal environment that are captured
using long exposure techniques as photographic light drawings. One
single unique print is made from each exposure."
Until 7 December. Wed-Sat 10-4.
The next exhibition at Lucy
Bell Fine Art Photography in St Leonards On Sea will be "Ground
Artefacts" by Julian Woollatt: "I began by photographing
small objects on the ground in close up and flipping and merging
the images together.The aim was to step outside any traditional
photographic representation of the objects and create semi abstracted
images, forcing the viewer to reinterpret the image.
This is similar to the Ink Blot personality tests pioneered by the
psychiatrist Hermann Rorschach in the 1920s.The photographs are
carefully observed at the time of taking already predicting the
finished image when mirrored and merged."
1-14 November. Wed-Sat 11-4.
for entries: "Stade
Winter 2013" is the latest in a series of open submission photographic
exhibitions at Stade Hall, Hastings. "Explore The Stade at
Rock-a-Nore through your camera and submit your pictures for an
exhibition at The Stade Hall in January 2014." Deadline 5pm,
29 November. See the website
page for details.
Manœuvres In The Dark: Original Short Story vs Photography
Competition organised by Hastings based project Shade
Of Loud has just opened. Entry fee £5. Prize £250,
Deadline 31st January 2014
From Xtrax Young
People's Centre in Harold Place, Hastings - "We still have
places left on the photograpghy course starting this Wednesday for
6 weeks 2:30-5:30. You'll get to learn the basics, go out and about
in Hastings to take photos, learn about editing and also have one
of your pictures printed professionally to take home with you at
the end. Book your place with Rae, spaces limited."
group's "The Autumn Review" will be at Hastings
Arts Forum from 25/10-5/11:
"Working with the Brighton
Photo Biennial Fringe since 2009 the Photo hub group is dedicated
to growing an expanded network of photographic events and interests
in the locale of Hastings and St Leonards. The Autumn Review Show
is a snapshot displaying twenty nine current projects." (Video
of preview night by Samuel George here).
Silverhill Darkroom, the new community darkroom for Hastings
& St Leonards (and a long way beyond) is now fully functioning
in its version 1.0 incarnation and has just published its introductory
pricelist for new members.
speaker will be Magnum photographer and professor of photography
at Brighton University Mark
Power. Monday 7th October, 8pm. Bullet
Coffee House, 38 Robertson St Hastings TN34 1HT. Admission £3:
date Power has published six books: The Shipping Forecast (1996),
a poetic response to the esoteric language of daily maritime weather
reports; Superstructure (2000), a documentation of the construction
of London's Millennium Dome; The Treasury Project (2002), about
the restoration of a nineteenth-century historical monument: 26
Different Endings (2007), which depicts those landscapes unlucky
enough to fall just off the edge of the London A-Z, a map which
could be said to define the boundaries of the British capital; The
Sound of Two Songs (2010), the culmination of his five year project
set in contemporary Poland following her accession to the European
Union; and Mass (2013), an investigation into the power and wealth
of the Polish Catholic church."
Hastings aims to highlight how the issues faced by Carers and
people living with long term illness and disability, such as loneliness,
isolation and financial hardship, are hidden from society. In association
with The Association of Carers they support Carers and Young Carers
in Hastings and Rother, by providing free, volunteer-led respite
and support services enabling them to stay mentally and physically
They have organised a talk on Thursday 10th October, 7:00pm at The
Roomz Café Western Rd, St Leonards: From Glynde to Dungeness
– Remembering through photographs, living with Alzheimer’s:
"A photography talk by Steve Nuttall, who cares for his wife
with Alzheimer’s. Throughout their relationship they have
always gone on walks together, both abroad and locally and Steve
has taken hundreds of photos documenting these walks. Due to his
wife’s condition, these photos have taken on a new significance.
He will be showing a selection of photographs, talking about the
walks they have been on together and also sharing his experiences
as a Carer." Admission free, donations invited.
Hidden Hastings Photographic Exhibition (see Call For Entries,
17 August, below) will be at The
Kave Gallery Kings Rd, St. Leonards On Sea. October 7th –
19th, Monday to Saturday, 11am-5pm.
& Workshop: ParkLife
is a project aiming to engage the community in photography within
Egerton park, Bexhill. Now in its second year, ParkLife 2013 is
a free programme of events running from Friday 4 to Tuesday 8 October.
It will include a photography workshop with Alexander
Brattell, Friday 4 October 11-4 at the De La Warr Pavilion studio,
and an Artists' Forum discussion event, also at The Studio, Friday
8th, 2-4.30 where the ParkLife photography exhibition will be on
display. The full programme is on the ParkLife
For Entries: Hastings
Furniture Service is celebrating its 25th anniversary by holding
an art competition with the theme “making a house a home”.
Shortlisted entries will be exhibited at 2 shows: Weekend of 19th-20th
October at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill (prizes will be awarded
at a 25th anniversary celebration in the Studio on the afternoon
of Saturday 19th October at the exhibition) and 29th Oct - 1st Nov
at Claremont Studios in Kings Road, St Leonards. "Established
by and for unemployed people in Hastings, HFS has been working to
help people with low incomes to furnish and equip their homes since
1988. Each year we save about 300 tons of furniture, electricals
and paint, delivering affordable goods to approximately 4,000 low-income
details and an application form are here. Submissions open from
1st October. Deadline 15th October.
Street Is My Studio" is a series of four Saturday morning
workshops for 12-17 year olds led by artist & lecturer Andrew
Moran in association with Photo
hub group. Beginning on October 26, participants will produce
work to be exhibited in a public outdoor space in Hastings from
24th November - 30th December. The workshops will cover camera work,
discussion of photographs and presentation methods. There will be
a fifth session to hang the exhibition. Arts Award portfolios can
be accomodated. £7 per session, max 12 students. For further
details see the page on the Phg
website, to book a place contact email@example.com.
Autumn Arts Fair 2013 is at The
Powder Mills Hotel, Battle until Sunday 22 September and includes
photography by Lee Miller (prints from vintage negatives by Carole
Callow), Carol Sharp, Mike Leale, John Shanks, Caroline Fraser,
Fleur Alston, Catherine Gearing, Tracy Jones, Nicholas Lewin and
Janine Kilroe. Open daily 10-6.
will be demonstrating techniques for hand colouring photographic
prints on Sunday 15 September from noon.
Picasso At Play, curated by Ian Chance for Farleys
Arts Trust is at The
1066 Arts Academy from 13 - 22 September. The exhibition is
drawn from the extensive Lee Miller Archives at Farley
Farm House, Chiddingly, East Sussex. Upstairs in Costa Coffee,
High St Battle. 11-4 daily.
Currents 2013: Hastings & St leonards' premier arts
festival runs from 21 September - 6 October this year and as usual
is packed with interesting things.
For full details see the Coastal
Currents website and download the brochure here.
exhibitions and events include, in chronological order:
13/9-10/10, Wed-Sat 12.30-5: Repossession. 20
Kings Road. Group show including work by Malcolm
Art Trail. Various locations. A De La Warr Pavilion Artists'
Critique Group Project. Includes photographs by Martin
Everett & Penny
21,22/9 & 28,29/9, 11-4: Chronicle Of A Road Protest: Combe
Haven In Context. The Old Bakery, Silchester Mews, St Leonards.
Photographs by Adrian
Arbib from Solsbury
Hill and elsewhere. Artist Talk: 21/9, 2pm.
21/9 - 24/11 9.30-6: Contrast! Conquest Hospital. Work by Photo
hub group members curated by Bob
From 23/9, various dates: Illuminations. Respond
Academy, Silchester Mews, St Leonards. Group show by Respond
students includes photography.
27/9-6/10, various times: White Lies. Electro
Studios, Seaside Rd. Film & photographic works by Jamie
30/9-4/10, 10-4: green:purple. Stade Hall. Group show of film &
photography curated by riart
5/10-19/10, 11-5: Kave
Hastings. Work by Carers, including photography.
Studios are on the weekends 21/22 & 28/29, 11-6. See the CC2013
Brochure for full details. Photography includes:
Silverhill Studios - home of Martel
Colour Print & The
Photographs by Terry Harvey are included at Caravan C26, Rye Harbour.
"Bruce Rae/Barry Lategan - Flower Show" will be at Lucy
Bell Fine Art in St Leonards On Sea from 26 September to 26
October: "Barry Lategan and Bruce Rae's intimate flower portraits,
both artists work in a unique and seperate way." Bruce Rae
is a master photographer and printer whose work is held in collections
worldwide. Barry Lategan is a legendary London advertising photographer
probably best known for his early discovery and portraits of Twiggy.
Ore and St Helen's Camera Club are staging their annual exhibition
at Hastings' Priory Meadow Shopping Centre on Saturday September
7, 9-5.30. Their new season of meetings & events begins on September
10. For more information, see their website.
will be on Monday 2nd September, 8pm. Bullet
Coffee House, 38 Robertson St Hastings TN34 1HT. Admission £3.
The speaker will be photographer Phillip
Reed on "Starting Out: Life As A Photography Graduate".
Phillip Reed talks about his work and experiences as a recent graduate
"Phillip was born in the U.K. in 1983. He studied at the London
College of Communication (University of the Arts London) graduating
in 2010 and has since maintained a series of self initiated projects
that broadly explore the effects of environment upon the experience
of the individual. In 2010 he won the Hotshoe award and more recently
exhibited work at the 2012 Daegu Photo Biennale."
of Carers is a local charity that provides free respite and
support to unpaid Carers and Young Carers in Hastings and Rother.
This year, as part of Coastal
Currents Arts Festival, they are putting on an exhibition at
Gallery in St. Leonards called Hidden
Hastings. This will give Carers and the people they care for
the opportunity to exhibit their work alongside local artists. They
are welcoming submissions of work from all artists in Hastings and
Rother. The deadline for submissions is Monday 16th September. Artists
online or by completing the form and sending it back by post:
"Currently 1 in 8 adults in the UK are caring for someone they
love without pay, 3 in 5 of us will become an unpaid Carer at some
point in our lives. Hidden
Hastings aims to highlight how the issues faced by Carers and
people living with long term illness and disability, such as loneliness,
isolation and financial hardship, are hidden from society. The exhibition
will give Carers, the people they look after and local artists the
opportunity to display their art side by side."
The next Photology
talk is "Fergus Heron: Commonplaces". Monday 5th August
Coffee House, Robertson St Hastings. £3.
"Fergus Heron is an artist and a Senior Lecturer in Photography
at the University of Brighton. He studied at the Royal College of
Art and the University for the Creative Arts at Farnham.
Heron’s work explores relationships between landscape and
architecture, involving interconnected on-going projects that acknowledge
conventions and histories of the picturesque landscape and the photograph
as documentary art. The aim of his work is to intensify contemplation
of commonplaces where the cultural and natural combine with the
modern and traditional." See fergusheron.com.
Darkroom centred group 1066
Mono are holding their annual exhibition at Stade Hall Hastings
from August 3 to 11, 10am-4pm. This year they will be inviting students
from the photography department at Parkwood
6th Form to exhibit alongside them.
Workshops in Rye is an alternative education provider working
with young people. They are running summer courses including a photography
day for 12-16 year olds on Thursday 15th August. Cost is £20.
"Shot In St Leonards", a group exhibition selected from
an open submission, will be The
Kave Gallery in Kings Rd, St Leonards On Sea from 1-13 July.
There will be a special event at the gallery during the St Leonards
Festival on Saturday 13 July.
The next Photology
talk will be St Leonards based photojournalist Stuart
Griffiths. Monday 1st July, Bullet Coffee House, Robertson St
Hastings. Admission £3. There will also be a book signing
of Griffiths' new book Pigs' Disco published by Ditto
"Stuart Griffiths began using photography as a young paratrooper
whilst serving in Northern Ireland. In 1997 he graduated from University
of Brighton with an Honours Degree in Editorial Photography. His
photographs are focused on self-directed projects on autobiographical
experiences. In 2010 Griffiths won a bursary from the National Media
Photography Award and was winner of the Brighton Photo Fringe OPEN
2010. His first solo show Closer explores Griffith’s personal
feelings towards war and conflict, and responds to the unseen consequences
of the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. His second book Pigs'
Disco is an account of life in the Paratroop Regiment in Belfast
during the Troubles, drug use in the British Army and ex-soldiers
getting involved with the nascent rave scene."
Coming up at Hastings
Arts Forum is In
Between – Sally Meakins, 20 June – 2 July.
"Telling intricate narratives with deconstructed photographs.
There is a space between the idea and the image where things are
not always as they seem. It is an ambiguous space full of possibilities,
unspoken stories, clandestine activities, stillness and movement,
where things change from one breath to the next."
Photographs by Oscar Pratley Crighton will be at One
Cafe, 1 London Rd, St Leonards On Sea until 10 July.
Lucy Bell Fine
Art Photography presents Rock
Icons from 11 June to 21 August. Sheila Rock, Kevin Cummins,
Colin Jones, Gered Mankowitz, Brian Duffy, Chris Duffy, Eric Swayne,
Mike Berkofsky, Pattie Boyd.
46 Norman Road St Leonards on Sea. Wed-Sat 11-4.
For Entries: "Shot In St Leonards. Free open show
to all photographers. 1-13 July at The
Work must have been shot in St Leonards. Up to 5 photographs per
entrant. All work must be for sale up to £100. Deadline for
jpgs 24th June 2013. Email firstname.lastname@example.org."
Selection will be by The Kave Gallery. Gallery commission 40%. The
show will include a programme of events & a closing event as
part of the St Leonards Festival 2013.
talk will be "News Pictures Now" by photographer Justin
"Justin Sutcliffe is a photojournalist with 25 years experience
working all over the world for publications such as Stern, Paris
Match, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph and The Independent.
He will explore some of the pivotal experiences from his work in
frontline news, what they have taught him about evolving as a photographer
and what anyone looking to pursue this vein of photography will
now have to consider in order to be successful.
How to find new paths as a photographer in a time when the sustainability
of all photography, but particularly news, has dramatically reduced?
What are the skills that one needs and where else can they be applied?"
Monday 3rd June, 8pm, Bullet
Coffee House, Robertson St Hastings. £3.
Bullet Coffee House in Robertson St Hastings is currently showing
photographs from Olga
Bogdan Hodgson's "Portrait Of A Home" and "Address
Unknown" series. Monday - Saturday 9.30-5, Sunday 10-4. (Via
Creatives email list).
Via Photo Space Margate on facebook: "Public Lecture: South
East Archive of Seaside Photography and the Sunbeam Collection
at Canterbury Christ Church University. Director of SEAS Photography,
Dr Karen Shepherdson will be outlining the work undertaken by the
Archive to date and discussing a key selection of images from the
Collection. This event is free and open to the public. Venue:
Canterbury Christ Church University, Broadstairs
Campus. Lecture Theatre Cg09 Time: Thursday 23rd May 2013, 7pm.
talk will be gallerist, curator & writer Laura
Noble. Monday 13 May, Bullet Coffee House, Robertson St Hastings.
"What do collectors want? How do young photographers find representation?
Laura Noble will examine the business of fine art photography drawing
on her own experience as gallerist, curator and collector.
Laura Noble is the Director of L A Noble Gallery in London &
author of The Art Of Collecting Photography. She curates and lectures
on all aspects of collecting photography, professional and gallery
practice worldwide as a regular visiting lecturer at Sotheby’s
Institute in London. As an avid collector Laura prides herself on
discovering new talent and writes extensively on photography in
numerous journals worldwide including: Foam Magazine, Eyemazing,
GUP, Hotshoe, Snoeks, f22/State magazine, Next Level and Image.
She was also Editor at large for Photoicon for two years. Her regular
photography book column in fLIP magazine has a dedicated long-running
Photographic Society will hold its Annual Exhibition at the
DaVinci Hotel & Art Gallery, 10 Howard Square, Eastbourne BN21
4BQ from Saturday 4th May to Friday 31st May. 10-5 daily.
For Entries: Pure
Arts are inviting submissions for their Autumn Art Fair at Powdermills,
Battle. This year the prize fund is £2500. Deadline 3 June.
Submission fee, artists £45 students £25. Online submission
Sussex Coast College Hastings is offering free taster courses for
adults. The photography one is on Tuesday 21 May: "Learn simple
techniques to improve your photography skills using both digital
and film cameras." Details
here, limited places, early booking adviseable.
Use your 'phone to win a camera: "Mobile Shotz is a mobile
phone photography competition & exhibition run by Andrew Newson
Photography Courses & Redbox Cameras. The competition is open
to Kent & Sussex residents. Deadline for entering is: Sunday
4th August 2013 (Midnight GMT). Prizes: A camera courtesy of Redbox
Cameras to the value of £200. Photography tuition from Andrew
Newson Photography Courses. In addition to those prizes we will
be selecting between 100-200 photos to be included in the Mobile
Shotz exhibition which will take place in Crowborough, East Sussex
at the end of August 2013. Full details & how to enter are at
Photography Day 2013 is Sunday, April 28. A sublime annual lotec
meets hitec event. Make a picture through a tiny hole on that day,
scan it and take part in a brilliant online exhibition that has
been held since 2001. Invent or download a camera and learn how
to use it in the pinhole section of PhotoHastings
- online resources.
The recently opened 1066 Art Academy in Battle (above Costa Coffee,
11 High St) is showing 2 exhibitions including photography - "Gaia"
features botanical studies and constructions by Carol
Sharp and "4Play" includes Beatrice
Lacey's work inspired by the human form. Until 5 May. See the
website for more details.
The Loose is a new biennale of research with strong Hastings
connections to be held in London throughout May 2013:
"Moose on the Loose, the first Biennale of Research, organised
by the UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) will
explore and celebrate photography research in and around the University
of the Arts London. It will include exhibitions, films, study days,
conversations, research meetings and book launches. The Biennale
will be held at London College of Communication and at venues across
central London during May 2013. Among the Biennale’s themes
are research into war and conflict, women’s photography in
the 1990s, the history and legacy of community and photography in
the 1970s, photography and queerness and photography and the contemporary
Organised by Val Williams' Photography
& the Archive Research Centre, featuring book launches by
Stuart Griffiths & Grace Lau. See also the Moose
On The Loose Blog.
"Transitions" curated by Nigel
Green will be at The Powdermills Hotel, Powdermill Lane, Battle,
Friday 19 to Sunday 28 April 10-5: "PURE
Arts group is delighted to present its first exhibition devoted
entirely to the medium of Photography. ‘Transitions’
will showcase a range of contemporary fine art photographic practice
from photographers based in the South East, London and Northern
France. Exhibiting Photographers include: Nigel Green; Stephen Hughes;
Andrew Moran; Marcus Haydock; Jean-Luc Brouard; Alex Currie; Lucy
Phillips; Sebastian Hedge; Claire Dignocourt; Eva Kalpadaki; Fergus
Heron; Alexander Brattell; Martin Everett; Fleur Alston; Penny Klepuszeewska;
Glover / New Work will be the next exhibition at Lucy
Bell Fine Art, from 16 April - 20 May, Wednesday – Saturday
"Malcolm Glover has been working on this series of work from
India for the past five years. Much of the work relates to water
and how the Indian people relate to it, not only for leisure and
industry, or practical reasons such as washing and manufacuturing.but
as a spiritual influence in the lives of the Hindu. The Ganges evokes
a historic and ancient meaning to its people, demonstrating how
the elements of water exist on not only a pracical basis but also
on spiritual level.
These layers of life are held together throughout Glover’s
new work from India, showing not only documentary representations
of his subjects, but by subtely stitching the pieces together we
feel a sense of humanity and vunerablity. So the narrative not only
has a documentary feel but there are other layers evident, which
is what makes Glovers work so special. The prints are 4ft long."
"Snapshots of Fay Godwin", a talk by Geraldine
Alexander. Monday April 8th, Bullet Coffee House, Robertson
St Hastings. 8pm, admission £3:
"Fay Godwin (1931-2005) was a photographer,
environmental campaigner and artist who was not afraid to move her
creative vision forward. Her reputation continues to grow, and her
work celebrating the British countryside and the rights of all to
protect it and to have access to it is achieving new importance
and poignancy in the shadow of current government legislation. This
will be the first public lecture by Fay Godwin's last assistant
Geraldine Alexander, currently engaged on a PhD thesis and biography
For Images: Paul King is working to promote the area and
is looking for photographs he can use:
"I wonder if you could help me please, I am looking for a few
nice Pictures of Hastings to go here to replace the ones I have
on the template at the moment. www.thecinqueports.com/Hastings/Hastings_Cinque_Ports_Town.html.
We will of course give credit for it. This is a new initiative under
the Cinque ports name to promote footfall in the respective high
streets. There is a Plan which is located here www.thecinqueports.com/The_Cinque_ports_plan.html.
So far we have Tenterden, Winchelsea, Rye, Folkestone, all editing
their own pages, others have the ability to login and we already
have some high profile supporters on the site. We have support from
various chambers of commerce and accredited accommodation providers.
We are all doing this for free so your help if you were able would
be really appreciated.
Paul King, Chairman Rye Bay Marketing Ltd
Rye Bay Marketing Ltd is a not for profit Company established to
ethically promote tourism in the Rye Bay Area."
Birthday: It's the Spring Equinox (at last!) and PhotoHastings
is 4 years old (already!). In that time it has grown into a significant
resource thanks to all the excellent recommendations from fellow
photographers and students. If there's a service or website you
think should be on here, or you have any suggestions as to how this
site can be more useful, please do get
"Parallel Impressions is the work of Jackie Summerfield and
ceramic modeller and photographer respectively. The work on show
consists of portraiture with Jackie showing portrait busts of real
and imagined characters and Paddy, large colour images of friends
The Stade Hall, Old Town Hastings. 29 March - 4 April, 11-5 daily.
"Who Do You Think You Are" is a group show of photography
and graphic art at Lucy
Bell Fine Art from 22nd March - 10 April featuring work by Colin
Jones, Brian Duffy, Chris Duffy, Bruce Rae, Alexander Brattell and
Graphic Artists Debi Angel, Wasted and Wounded, Martin O’Neill
"Interludes" by John Shanks and Mike Leale will be at
Arts Forum from 28 March to 9 April:
"John Shanks - I am showing some of my new work that pushes
at the boundaries of photography whilst still seeking and capturing
the essence of images as seen through the lens. Mike Leale -these
are just some of the things that have appealed to me over the past
year. Images that have taken my fancy whilst out and about with
camera in Hastings, London, Dungeness and other more far away places."
"The Animal Body", a new exhibition at The
Kave Gallery in Kings Rd, St Leonards On Sea features photography
by Stuart Griffiths, Amanda Jobson and others. Mon - Sun 11-5, 6th
to 20th March.
MOONBUG a talk with Nichola Bruce. Thursday 14th. 4-6. Lecture Theatre,
Priory Square Building, Hastings.
Film maker Nichola Bruce will be in discussion with Alastair Fairley
(FASE Archive), on the documentary Moonbug. The film, featuring
the photographer Steve Pyke MBE, documents Apollo astronauts who
walked on the moon. Nichola will share her experience as a cinematographer
and film maker, how the film came from her personal 27 year film
Archive Randometer, and also share her aspirations for the Moonbug
project as a multimedia touring Exhibition, recently shown at NASA.
FREE to all, please register via email email@example.com.
News of other events at The Media Enterprise Centre here.
"Cinder Path. A series of photographs by Julian
Anderson" will be showing at the blackShed
Gallery in Robertsbridge from 16th March to 27th April:
"Shot using an old twin lens camera on black & white film,
this is a collection of delicate-looking plants, weather-beaten
but surviving in a harsh beach-side environment found growing along
an unmade cinder path and railway line. A beautiful series of intimate
images photographed during springtime over the last few years."
TRI-POD PHOTO PROJECT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT WEEKEND WORKSHOP
Saturday 16th March:1.30 - 5.30pm, Sunday 17th March:10.00am - 5.30pm.
Tri-pod is calling for applicants for its next weekend Photo Project
Research & Development Workshop to be held in central Brighton.
The first Tri-pod project development group was set up in April
2010 and has now been running for over two years.
The workshop will be based on the belief that some photographers
would benefit from the support of peers and mentors whilst developing
a body of work. The aim of the weekend will be to support participants
who specifically have a photographic project in progress.
During the workshop, we will discuss approaches to your working
practice and the various challenges that can block a project moving
forward. There will also be an opportunity, all day on Sunday, to
receive personal guidance and feedback from three industry professionals:
Miranda Gavin (Hotshoe Deputy Editor), Max Houghton (8 Magazine
Editor and Lecturer) & Sue Steward (Photography Journalist &
Curator), about your project in progress.
To find out more and apply go to: http://www.tri-pod.co.uk.
The next speaker in the series of Photology
talks in Hastings will be Steven
Cook on Monday 4th March at 8pm. Bullet
Coffee House. Admission £3.
"Steven Cook is a British artist, photographer, and graphic
designer. He is best known for his art direction and design of the
British comic 2000AD, but also for his work for DC, Vertigo and
Marvel Comics. Inspired by this genre, his photographic work records
the boundaries where fantasy and reality collide. His touring exhibition
“Secret Origins” charted the rise of the key players
in what is now a multi-billion dollar industry from their earliest
days at legendary publishers such as 2000AD, Deadline and Marvel
UK. Cook’s informal reportage photographs and unique portraits
feature Mark Millar, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Jamie Hewlett,
Dave Gibbons, Robert Crumb and many other comics luminaries."
"A Small Photo Show" by Maria Dixon is at One
Cafe, 1 London Rd St Leonards On Sea, from Monday 25th February
for 1 month.
Coming up at Hastings
Arts Forum, 14-26 March: "An exhibition of roads protest
photos from the 1990s by Adrian Arbib, author of the wonderful book
Hill", will be taking place at the Arts Forum, 36 Marina,
TN38 0BU: 11am – 5pm every day from 14 - 26 March inclusive.
Volunteer invigilators are needed to staff this event, and talk
to the public about the Combe Haven campaign. Please contact us
if you can help: firstname.lastname@example.org or 07926 423 033."
Haven Defenders are protesting against the construction of the
controversial new Hastings-Bexhill link road.
Photography in the South East of England) is a well established
group with strong links to Hastings who meet and exhibit regularly.
Their next exhibition is at The
Hawth, Crawley 9-22 March.
O'Neill Award 2012 exhibition of the top ten shortlisted photographers
will be at Lucy
Bell Fine Art in St Leonards On Sea from 22nd February to 15th
March 2013. Wed– Sat 11-4. View a short film about this year's
NASA images are brilliant and copyright free, and there's a talk
about the glory years of the American space programme on 14th February,
4-6pm at University
of Brighton Hastings, Priory Square Building, main lecture theatre:
on the Moon – Broadcasting history in the making. A talk by
Alastair Fairley MA, Director of the Fairley Archive of Space Exploration.
In July 1969, ten years of the space race climaxed when Neil Armstrong
became the first man to walk on the moon. But it wasn’t just
a mark of man’s greatest achievement in the twentieth century
– it was the world’s biggest news story.
Using rare archive material from his late father’s ITN archive,
Alastair Fairley looks at how that story was brought to millions,
moment-by-moment, breaking new boundaries in television journalism
yet dogged throughout by technical hitches, rudimentary technology
and outdated values.
Free to all, please can you book via return email email@example.com."
Tuesday, the annual celebration of the Hastings & St Leonards
live music scene, is running a photography competition to accompany
its programme from 8-12 February. Prestige, exposure and decent
prizes are at stake:
"This year The Fat Tuesday Team are introducing an exciting
new element – “The Fat Photo” - which is a photographic
competition to encourage amateur photographers from across the region
to get snapping during The Fat Tuesday Festival and capture the
spirit and atmosphere of the various events.
There will be will be a £150 cash prize for the best overall
photo and three runners up prizes of £50 Marriott’s
Photo Stores gift tokens. The runners up categories are: Best live
action shot, Best audience photograph (Punter Pic) and the most
liked image on facebook.
Maximum of three photos per contestant and the contestant must be
an amateur photographer.
All images must be uploaded by midnight of Sunday 24th February
and the winners will be announced at the Fat Tuesday 2013 Thank
You Party to be held at The Jenny Lind on Thursday 28th February
More details from their website
The next Photology
talk is on Monday 4th February and will be upstairs at JD
Bar, just opposite the usual venue Bullet Coffee House. February's
talk will be by Vasileios Kantas PhD entitled "On Images That
Maintain An Appeal":
"Drawing examples from established practitioners such as Eggleston,
Winogrand, Winship, Petridis, as well as from his own photography
portfolio, Vasileios will present his viewpoint on how some images
achieve to preserve a never ending enthusiasm to its onlooker. By
analyzing the progress of his practice throughout his involvement
with the medium, along with enriching his visual inquisitiveness
with theorists’ claims (such as Barthes, Van Lier, Flusser,
Laruelle and Rivellis) Vasileios will illustrate the directorial
strategies of a photographer whose practice oscillates between that
of an intuitive practitioner and an academic researcher."
From the University
of Brighton in Hastings via Hastings
have been scheduling some interesting workshops and talks for local
creatives, below is a summary of what's coming with dates, if known.
To register interest please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
These workshops have been designed to assist your professional development
by building knowledge and the application of commercial principles,
without hampering creative ability. You will gain practical guidance
from specialist advisers and industry experts. £10 per session
for non members, FREE to members (£30 for 6 months).
6 February 2013 - Marketing and Getting New Customers
Wednesday 20 February 2013 - Getting Your Numbers in Shape
Wednesday 6 March 2013 - Protecting Your Ideas
Wednesday 20 March 2013 - Understanding Social Media Marketing
Wednesday 17 April 2013 - Understanding How to Increase Your Google
Questions and Answers with Industry experts
Thursday 21st February 2013 - Mobile Presence Services: exploring
and using the mobile medium in business - Run by Mobi-jo.
story behind the reporting of the moon landings, how history was
made and new boundaries were broken in broadcast Journalism - Date
Nicola Bruce in conversation - Documentary film maker talking about
the making of "Moon Bug" her NESTA fellowship and much
more - Date TBC
forget if you join our membership you can access our MEC Apple Desktops
with Adobe Master Collection, A3 scanner, Final Cut and AVID editing
Tent Gallery will be open in Hastings for the weekend 26th &
27th January with its new exhibition, Holiday Heaven / Holiday Hell.
We will be pitched up in the Rock-a-Nore area, roughly opposite
the fishing museum.
Opening times are 10.00am – 4.00pm."
for this year's Terry
O'Neill Award has been announced and will be exhibited at The
Strand Gallery in London, 18-31 January, before coming to organiser
gallery in St Leonards On Sea.
The first Photology
speaker of 2013 will be Val Williams. Monday 7th January 8pm at
Bullet Coffee House, Robertson St Hastings. Admission £3:
"Val Williams is a curator, writer and Professor of the History
and Culture of Photography, University of the Arts, London. She
was co-founder in 1972 of Impressions Gallery in York, one of the
first specialist photography galleries in Europe, and has remained
an important influence on the development of photography in Britain
for over 40 years.
She is Director of the Photography and the Archive Research Centre
at the London College of Communication and the editor of the Journal
of Photography and Culture. The author of many books, recent publications
include Daniel Meadows: Edited photographs from the 70s and 80s
and When Photography Really Works."
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