PhotoHastings 2022

Taking place throughout October and into November, since 2010.

A popular feature of the annual festival is Photology, a series of photography talks initiated and organised by Alexander Brattell presenting artists, curators and writers. Past talks have featured, Simon Norfolk, Mark Power, Sean O’Hagan, Anthony Penrose, John Stezaker, Peter Kennard, Prof. Val Williams, Simon Baker and Brian Griffin, amongst others.

John Cole – Generations: Hastings Fishing Families

John Cole – Generations: Hastings Fishing Families

Until October 23
This exhibition is a photographic portrayal from the 1990’s to the present of the men and women of the Hasting’s fishing community, that is Britain’s oldest, and Europe’s largest, beach-launched fishing fleet. It is a community that has been in existence for over a thousand years — a community that is on the edge of extinction.

Photology: Bruce Fleming

Photology: Bruce Fleming

October 24
Fleming became famous through his photographs of such recording artists as The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks, The Hollies and The Animals, before forging a career in fashion and advertising photography.

Photology: Mick Williamson

Photology: Mick Williamson

17 October
Mick Williamson is a British artist who trained initially at Medway College of Art. He has exhibited his photography in solo shows in London, Derby, Dartington and Glasgow as well as Seoul, Mumbai and Kentfield, California; also in group shows nationwide and internationally.

Photology: Prof. Ben Burbridge – British Art Remembers Rave

Photology: Prof. Ben Burbridge – British Art Remembers Rave

October 10
Of the talk Ben writes “This talk is about a book project I’m working on about art, cultural memory and the early UK rave scene. It looks at the different meanings that have been assigned to Acid House and Rave during the twenty-five years that followed, from the 1994 Criminal Justice Act to the thirtieth anniversary of the ‘Second Summer of Love’ in 2019, tracing an idiosyncratic history of Britain after Thatcher.

Photology: The Memorial Studio Project

Photology: The Memorial Studio Project

3 October 2022
A survey of 19th century photographic portraiture with a focus on Hastings and specifically The Memorial Studio in the town centre. There will be different presentations including Beatrice Lacey, Toby Shaw and research by David Simkin of Sussex PhotoHistory on the histories of The Memorial Studio and Victorian photography in Hastings.

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