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2019 Festival Map and Events

Hastings Arts Forum

Ian LandLand of Cockaigne: Travels Through Brexit (2016 – 2019)
29 October – 10 November 2019
An exhibition by Ian Land – Cockaigne is a land of plenty in medieval myth, an imaginary place of extreme luxury and ease where physical comforts and pleasures are always immediately at hand and where the harshness of medieval peasant life does not exist.
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Gang of Three
29 October – 10 November
An exhibition by Bob Mazzer, John Cole and Brian Rybolt. Three photographers with over a century of photographic experience between them.
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Steve BarnesThe De La Warr Pavilion Re-imagined
12 – 24 November 2019
An exhibition by Steve Barnes, influenced by the stark beauty of the iconic Bexhill building.
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Image by Roger HopgoodThe Image Awry
12 – 24 November 2019
An exhibition by Roger Hopgood, using digital assemblage, Hopgood’s work presents us with familiar spaces made strange.
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Hastings and St Leonards Seafront Promenade

Marybeth Haas - Severe Weather WarningPlastication Imagination 2019
17 September – 27
October 2019
Seafront promenade between Rock-a-Nore and Grosvenor Gardens
Marybeth Haas’ exploration and expression of a multitude of conflicting thoughts and feelings about the environmental challenges we collectively face.
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The Printworks

Silverhill Press book launch and exhibition - Theres always death to fall back onSilverhill Press: There’s Always Death to Fall Back On
Book Launch and Exhibition
29 September to 3 October 2019

A moving, beautiful, and at times mordantly funny collaboration between musician John Moore and photographer Brian David Stevens.
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Grace Lau - Portraits In a Chinese StudioPhotology: Grace Lau – 21st Century Types
7 October 2019
Monday 8-10pm £3
In the summer of 2005, Lau set up a portrait studio on Hastings seafront. Lau wrote recently of the project, ‘I am making an oblique comment of Imperialist visions of the ‘exotic’ Chinese and by reversing roles, I have become the Imperialist photographer documenting my exotic subjects in the ‘Port’ of Hastings’.
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Michelle Henning- Dirty SunsetPhotology: Michelle Henning
14 October 2019
Monday 8-10pm £3
Michelle Henning is a writer and artist, and currently Professor in Photography and Cultural History in the London School of Film, Media and Design at the University of West London.
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Anne Lydiat - Louise Boyd Land, East Greenland 2018Photology: Anne Lydiat
21 October 2019
Monday 8-10pm £3
‘WAKE’ – A wake as visible evidence of the transient passing of a ship. For the past seventeen years the converted ex trading barge MB ROCK, moored on the tidal River Thames downstream from Tower Bridge, has been Lydiat’s home and site of artistic practice.
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Ingrid Pollard PhotographerPhotology: Ingrid Pollard
28 October 2019
Monday 8-10pm £3
Ingrid Pollard is a photographer, media artist and researcher. She is a graduate of the London College of Printing and Derby University.
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Solaris

Edge Group at SolarisThe Edge Group
12 October – 9 November 2019
Since 2017 Edge have been continuing their practice as a Conversation: one person sending an image to another, the next person’s reaction ‘speaks’ to the next one in the group photographically then on to the next until the circle begins again. After a year the project has produced an interesting and surprising dialogue.
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Hastings Contemporary

The People on the Street
16 October – 30 November 2019
A charity photobook by Nigel Shafran. ‘The People on the Street’ is a manifestation of Nigel Shafran’s desire to help the homeless on the street and to contribute to public awareness of the invisibility of those unfortunate enough to have fallen through gaps in social support.
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Plastication Imagination 2019

Plastication Imagination 2019

17 September - 27 October 2019Six locations on advertising boards along Hastings and St Leonards SeafrontAn outdoor exhibition by Marybeth Haas as part of both Coastal Currents and Photohastings season.Location: Three pairs of images (six total) are displayed in the...

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Photology: Grace Lau

Photology: Grace Lau

7 October 2019Monday 8-10pm £3The Printworks, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HAGrace Lau - 21st Century TypesIn the summer of 2005, photographer Grace Lau set up a portrait studio on Hastings seafront. The studio was on a busy route, a few doors away from the Iceland...

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The Edge Group – Conversation

The Edge Group – Conversation

Saturday 12 October – Saturday 9 November 2019Solaris Gallery, Norman Road, St Leonards on Sea, East SussexPrivate View Saturday 12 October 6 - 8pmGrace Lau, Roz Cran, Lucinda Wells and Lauris Morgan-Griffiths came together in 2014 to form the Edge group: four artists...

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Photology: Michelle Henning

Photology: Michelle Henning

14 October 2019Monday 8-10pm £3The Printworks, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HAMichelle Henning is a writer and artist, and currently Professor in Photography and Cultural History in the London School of Film, Media and Design at the University of West London.She...

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The People on the Street

The People on the Street

16 October – 30 November 2019Hastings Contemporary, Rock-a-Nore, Hastings. TN34 3DWOpen 11am – 5pm, (closed Monday)A charity photobook by Nigel Shafran – Hastings Contemporary shop.Hastings Contemporary in collaboration with Photohastings will have this charity...

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Photology: Anne Lydiat

Photology: Anne Lydiat

21 October 2019Monday 8-10pm £3The Printworks, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HA ‘WAKE’ - A wake as visible evidence of the transient passing of a ship. For the past seventeen years the converted ex trading barge MB ROCK, moored on the tidal River Thames downstream from...

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Photology: Ingrid Pollard

Photology: Ingrid Pollard

28 October 2019Monday 8-10pm £3The Printworks, 14 Claremont, Hastings TN34 1HAIngrid Pollard is a photographer, media artist and researcher. She is a graduate of the London College of Printing and Derby University.Ingrid has developed a social practice concerned with...

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Gang of Three

Gang of Three

29 October - 10 NovemberHastings Arts Forum, 36 Marina, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0BUPrivate View: Friday 1st November 2019, 6.30 – 8.30pmAn exhibition by Bob Mazzer, John Cole and Brian Rybolt. Three photographers with over a century of photographic experience between...

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The De La Warr Pavilion Re-imagined

The De La Warr Pavilion Re-imagined

12 - 24 November 2019Hastings Arts Forum, 36 Marina, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0BUPrivate View: Thursday 14th November 2019, 6.30 – 8.30pm An exhibition by Steve Barnes. Influenced by the stark beauty of the building that emerged from the original sketches drawn by the...

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The Image Awry

The Image Awry

12 – 24 November 2019Hastings Arts Forum, 36 Marina, St Leonards on Sea TN38 0BUPrivate View: Thursday 14th November 2019, 6.30 – 8.30pmAn exhibition by Roger Hopgood.Using digital assemblage, Roger Hopgood’s work presents us with familiar spaces made strange through...

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