2 – 14 November 2021
Hastings Arts Forum,  20 Marine Court, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 0DX
Private View Friday 5 November 6:30 – 8:30

An  Exhibition by i24

Women who ride motorbikes, representations of the Virgin Mary, and issues around hair, all feature in this provocative exhibition.  The unheard  narratives  surrounding objects are given voice  – things  apparently valueless, which carry a weight of meaning for their owners.

A literal pathway is cut through wild Scottish landscape in the search for images.  Perspective and scale are played with, visual pathways distorted  and reversed to mix up accepted ways of seeing, and challenge the viewer to consider new possibilities.

Gaining Ground: Women Claiming Space, is a photographic show arising from the sheer energy released through post-COVID in-person conversations, collaborations and creative sharing. A phoenix arising from the ashes of lockdown, created by the 12 women practitioners who are part of i24, through collective action.

The lineage of women photographers is considered in this exhibition, to highlight the ground gained and the space claimed over time in the light of recent discoveries of early female practitioners.  The work references other artists, pulling together different threads to find new pathways of connection between women.

Above all, this exhibition is a celebration of the strength of collaboration – a gaining of ground through a shared belief that collective action is essential in the forging of new pathways for women, and for our post-pandemic community.

i24 members: Josie Barnes, Sinéid Codd, Roz Cran, Sharon Haward, Clare Hocter, Robin Hutt, Tracy Jones,  Bea Lacey,  Lauris Morgan-Griffiths, Patricia Morrow-Webb, Caoimhe McDonnell, Louise Whitham

Portraiture Credit: Beatrice Lacey  |  Graphic: pebblecreativemedia.co.uk  |  Information: Hastings Arts Forum

Sculpture by Auguste RodinYoga Workshop
Gaining ground : Claiming Space – Where do we feel spaciousness and constriction in our bodies?
How does our sense of connection with the ground influence how we experience movement?
Robin Hutt will be holding a Yoga workshop for all levels in aid of Refuge Charity (suggested donation – £10) at Pett Village Hall TN35 4HB 7th November 10-12 am. The aim of the workshop is to find space and calm in the mind and body as we move into winter, using inside and outside environments (weather permitting). The workshop is one of the activities surrounding the “Gaining Ground:Women Claiming Space” exhibition. If you are interested please e-mail robin@robinhuttyoga.co.uk.
Image – Auguste Rodin – Legs of Nude study ‘The Athlete’ 1896, Plaster, taken at Tate Modern

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