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02 April 2014

Exhibition: "Campus Acies Sculptura" will be at The Library, Battle Abbey School, Friday 18 - Monday 21 April, 10- 5, and will include photographic pieces by Vicky Wetherill and Alexander Brattell:
"The annual PURE Arts Group Spring Exhibition will be a showcase for Sculpture and 3D works. Selected by Antony Penrose & Gavin Roweth and curated by Martin Everett MA PhD it will take place at Battle Abbey over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend as part of the Artisans at the Abbey event."


31 March 2014

Event: "Join award-winning Polaroid photographer Rhiannon Adam in this workshop providing opportunities to explore creative manipulations of Polaroid and Impossible Project films. Create one-off pieces of work, embrace and be inspired by the unpredictable nature of instant analogue photography.
Saturday 3 May 2014, 10.15 – 17.45. Curious Projects, Eastbourne BN21 3LX. Cost: £150.
Curious Projects offers a curated programme of courses and workshops for adults in art, time-based media and humanities in Eastbourne. Our tutors are cherry-picked professionals, experts in their fields, who are enthusiastic about passing on their skills and knowledge. Contact: alex@curious-projects.co.uk." (via Hastings Creatives list).


30 March 2014

Event: April's Photology speaker will be artist & lecturer Lisa Barnard. Monday 7th April, 8pm at Bullet Coffee House, Robertson St Hastings. Admission £3:
"Lisa Barnard’s photographic practice is connected to both fine art and documentary genres. Her work connects her interests in psychological aesthetics, the limits of photographic film alongside the documentation of both the real and the imaginary.
Her current project on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle systems looks at the relationship between the military industrial complex, new technology, death without trial and the psychological implication of our relationship with the screen.
Barnard is a Senior Lecturer on the BA Documentary Photography course at Newport – University of South Wales, a regular associate lecturer at Brighton University and a visiting lecturer at London College of Communication and University of the Creative Arts."


16 March 2014

Exhibition: "The Who 1966" by Colin Jones is an exhibition celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the formation of the Who:
"These rare images show The Who in their early days – shopping, shaving, sleeping, hanging out - and form a unique and, intimate document of The Who at thevery beginning of their careers."
Lucy Bell Fine Art Photography, Norman Rd, St Leonards On Sea. 29th March – 10th May, Wed-Sat 11-4.


15 March 2014

Exhibition: "The Best Camera Is The One In Your Pocket" is an exhibition of iPhone photographs by documentary film maker Billy Harron at The Kave Gallery. 8 Kings Road, St Leonards-on-Sea until 22 March, Mon-sat, 11-5.


2 March 2014

Prize Draw: Hastings based glass artist Alison Purdy is promoting her new range with a free prize draw for photographers: "My latest range incorporates clients' own photographic images as part of the design. To launch the range and my new website I'm holding a prize giveaway which is open to all professional and semi-professional photographers in Sussex and Kent. First prize is a selection of bespoke Image mirrors featuring the winner's own photographic images and logo, worth over £500, and there are several smaller prizes too. I am also compiling a free online directory of photographers with links to their websites, all entrants will be included if they so wish. More information and entry form are at www.purdyshop.com/prize. Closing date is 31st March."


28 February 2014

Exhibition: "It's In Your Park" by Robert Maxted will be at The Eat Café in Alexandra Park Hastings until March 31st.


27 February 2014

In Memoriam: Hastings based photographer Claire Richardson died suddenly on 21 February. A talented interiors & lifestyle photographer, Claire will be very much missed by all who knew her. Claire's funeral will be on 11 March. Her family have requested that, rather than flowers, a donation to MIND be made here.


25 February 2014

Event: The next Photology talk will be by art historian Dr Graham Whitham.
Monday 3rd March. 8pm, Bullet Coffee House, 38 Robertson St Hastings TN34 1HT. Admission £3.
Art and Photography: Relationship and Tautology.
"Until more recent times, photography’s relationship with painting was problematic; how far did photography challenge the painter’s craft, would the painter’s integrity be compromised if photography was used as a drawing aid? Should photography be considered as an art form on a par with painting?
So, what was the relationship between painting and photography, and why and how do photographs now hang alongside paintings in art galleries as ‘cultural equals’?"


29 January 2014

Events: "The Silverhill Darkroom will be officially opening its doors for business in February and is holding an open day on 8 Feb 2014, 11am - 4pm. Come along and see what we've done and what we plan to do. The darkroom is located at Silverhill Studios next door to Asda, 2 Sedlescombe Road South, St Leonards, TN38 0TA. Hope to see some of you there, any questions please mail admin@silverhilldarkroom.co.uk."

They will also be starting Children's darkroom workshops beginning on Saturday March 1st and will run every 1st Saturday of the month. "To start with there will be two sessions, 11-12 and 1pm-2pm. These will need to be booked as there's a limit on numbers. email us if you're interested and we'll start putting the bookings together".

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27 January 2014

Call for Photographs: From Zeroh Design via Hastings Creatives: "Hastings Pier Charity has commissioned us to create images for the recessed windows in the new Pier Hub building at the site of the old White Rock Baths, and we are looking for historical photos taken on Hastings and St.Leonards Promenade to help us create two montages. We're looking to show people, attractions, events or oddities which have happened on the prom over the past 100 years, we want to create an image that celebrates the towns Seafront as a constant in the lives of all who live here..
One of the montages will feature images 'through the ages' and the other will focus on 2013, the year the work started on the new Pier.
We're looking for clear high resolution images as the montages will be quite large and will be on display for at least the next 5 years. We'll be crediting all those who are included.
If you have any images you think we might be interested in and want to become a part of the Piers story send them to submission@zeroh.net"


23 January 2014

Event: February's Photology talk will be by Stephen Bull, entitled "Arnie, Hazel and Me".
Monday 3rd February. 8pm, Bullet Coffee House, 38 Robertson St Hastings TN34 1HT. Admission £3.
"Stephen Bull is an artist, writer and lecturer based in Brighton. He has exhibited work and curated shows at galleries and festivals including Tate Britain, The Photographers’ Gallery, Brighton Photo Biennial, Brighton Photo Fringe, and the Pingyao International Photography Festival, China. He has also published two books of photographs, A Meeting With A Celebrity (2004) and Meeting Hazel Stokes (2006)."


17 January 2014

Exhibition: No-Labels is an exhibition of photographic portraits by John Stiles featuring The Seaview Project service-users. Open from 18th Jan-8th Feb at The Hastings Museum and Art Gallery off Bohemia Road.


07 January 2014

Exhibition: "This one Is For You" at Lucy Bell Fine Art Photography features portraits of musicians and artists by Brian Duffy, Eric Swayne, Kevin Cummins, Bruce Rae, Gered Mankowitz, Andrew Catlin, Steve Pyke, Steven Berkoff, Ken Russell, Colin Jones, Alexander Brattell, Kris Allan and more. It has been extended until January 20, "The Who 1966" by Colin Jones has been rescheduled and will open in late March. Wed-Sat 11-4.

Exhibition: "Beyond Red. New Work 2009-2013" is an exhibition of infrared photographs by Matthew Kellett at The Dragon Bar, 71 George Street, Old Town Hastings. 8-22 January.

Tuition: There are two Photoshop courses coming up run by Pete Waldron: "Adobe Photoshop One (Up & Running).
Friday January 31st 2014. Duration: One day. Hastings Centre, The Ridge, Hastings.
Adobe Photoshop Two (Moving On). Thursday February 6th 2014. Duration: One day. Azur, Marina Pavilion, St Leonards on Sea." For details see here.


01 January 2014

Event: The first Photology speaker of 2014 will be Sean O'Hagan. Monday 6th January 8pm at Bullet Coffee House, Robertson St Hastings. Admission £3:
"Sean O'Hagan writes about photography for the Guardian and the Observer and is also a general feature writer. He is the winner of the 2011 J Dudley Johnston award from the Royal Photographic Society "for major achievement in the field of photographic criticism".
Sean will talk about how he become interested in photography, what he likes, where it is going, the difficulty of writing about a lot of contemporary photography of ideas and the lack of meaning which characterises our culture, not just in photography."

Exhibition: Winning entries from The Stade Winter Photography Competition 2013 will be on display at The Stade Hall from 6-19 January, 11-5.

Exhibition: Zoom group will be exhibiting at the Southwater Area Community Centre, Stainsby Street
St Leonards on Sea. Exhibition to be held in Centre main hall and cafe, with use of cafe at private view and on Saturdays. The exhibition will be open to the public 10 am to 5pm on four Saturdays 11th, 18th and 25th January, and 1st February, and to centre users on other days. Private view on Friday 10th January from 6pm to 8pm .






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