PhotoHastings 2022

Taking place throughout October and into November, since 2010.

For 2022 in addition to our regular (and sometimes irregular) exhibiting spaces, we decided to take three weeks at Electro Studios Project Space (ESPS), in St Leonards on Sea, creating a mini ‘hub’ for our festival. This allowed us to present five shows, talks, workshops and events, all in the same venue. Working with the ESPS team was a great success and drew hundred’s of enthusiastic visitors. This was in addition to other exhibitions and events organised by members, including Hastings Arts Forum who support our festival every year.

A popular feature of the annual festival is Photology, a series of photography talks initiated and organised by Alexander Brattell presenting invited 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.This year Phology have organised five speakers to share their stories and working practise with us.

We enjoyed the opportunity of working with Solaris Print to facilitate an Open Call to PH members, resulting in a solo show for the winner Neale Willis in their Gallery Space. New for 2022 was the launch of our curated PhotoHastings Instagram Gallery, with which we hope to bring bodies of our members’ work, and that of occaisonal guests, to our followers attention and enjoyment.

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Our members regularly exhibit throughout the year and stay in touch with opportunities and activities via our ezine, member newsletters, social events and social media. If you would like to discover more about PhotoHastings; subscribe to our ezine, connect with our social media, support and join our membership, or contact us directly.