Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Beyond the Circle

Beyond the Circle
Sunday 26th June, 3pm
PROJECT at Stade Hall, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, TN34 3FJ

‘Beyond the Circle’ was a durational dance piece starting on the beach by the lifeboat station, moving through the fishing beach, onto the Stade Open Space, and into Stade Hall. It was commissioned as part of our PROJECT at Stade Hall programme, and featured Dancers Yumino Seki, Carolina Diaz and Ania Pshenichnikova with lighting by Jim Roseveare.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011


This Saturday we'll be running a bird-making and decorating workshop at Stade Hall from 1-4pm, in conjunction with the official launch of the Eat@ the Stade cafe during the afternoon.

The cafe will be running family-friendly activities including face-painting, with children's entertainers and live music from 1.00 -7.00pm.

The SoCo exhibition 'Openings' will be on display at Stade Hall from 10am- 4pm.


Just a reminder that the final deadline for SPOTLIGHT: OPEN competition is 20th June.

Submissions for open studios and general listings for exhibitions and events should be returned by the end of this week.

If you've a submission for the festival but haven't yet been in touch please contact us as soon as possible to ensure a space for your listing. We also have a few advert spaces left- local businesses are especially welcome.

Email us at info@coastalcurrents.org.uk or check http://www.coastalcurrents.org.uk for further information.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Rarities project

Submissions are NOW OPEN for the Rarities 2011 exhibition of Miniature Magnetic Masterpieces!!

This is a local, national and international exhibition bringing sponsors and artists together for an exciting event in a great place. Rarities 2011 will be exhibited on the gates of Hastings and St Leonards Pier from 4pm on 27 August as part of the launch event for Coastal Currents.

It's free to take part and free for visitors to choose a magnet and find out about your work!
Getting your image in the exhibition is first come first served, so don't leave it too long to submit.
Visit www.rarities2011.blogspot.com to find out all about the exhibition and how to take part.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

SoCo Exhibition

The next exhibition at Stade Hall opens this Friday and will be on for three weeks:

A South Coast Artists Exhibition at the new Stade Hall
June 11 - 26 Tues-Sun 10 - 4

This will be an exciting show featuring some of Soco's finest, including Mary Hooper, Louise Kenward, Harry Snook, Paul Bartholomew, Grace Lau, Charlotte Snook, Angie Braven and guest artist Tim Cross. Works will be across the range: painting, photography, prints, drawings and some 3-D.

To accompany the show there will be an illustrated talk by exhibitor and London Group member Eugene Palmer about the narrative themes in his work. This takes place at the Stade Hall on Friday June 17 at 7 pm.

For any further details please contact: Lesley Cornish 01424 713873

Hannah Rollings Workshop

We've the second of our free weekly workshops for PROJECT at Stade Hall this Saturday (11th June), 1-4pm, with illustrator Hannah Rollings. Drop in at any point. Hannah will be using found objects from the beach as the starting point. All ages welcome.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

PV of first exhibition, PROJECT at Stade Hall

A big thank you to everyone who came down to Stade Hall for our first PV- Away, by Terence Kershaw, with an interpretive performance by Yumino Seki. It was a beautiful evening, and a great turnout of over 100 people.

The PV was mid-exhibition, and we'll have SoCo setting up their exhibition next week, with their private view next Friday evening.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Seagull workshop this Saturday

PROJECT at Stade Hall will be running a series of free creative workshops on Saturday afternoons.

The first, to make a kinetic seagull (all materials provided, and suitable for all ages/ levels of ability) will be run by artist Cath Tajima Powell this Saturday (4th June) between 1-4pm.

PV this Friday- Away by Terence Kershaw

Our first exhibition 'Away' by Terence Kershaw is in situ at Stade Hall, and the PV will be this Friday (3rd June) at 6-8pm, with a performance by Yumino Seki in response to the piece.

'Away' has been specially commissioned and constructed for this opening exhibition at PROJECT.

Terence Kershaw is a young sculptor whose work explores the territory between man and machine. He creates mechanical forms that behave in an uncanny fashion, drawing parallels with the human condition. He graduated from Kingston University in 2007 with a first class degree for his practice. He is currently developing his own sculptural direction through both kinetic and static constructions, and working as assistant to the sculptor Sir Anthony Caro. Past prominent local work includes a bold sculpture in the gated arts space by St Leonards Warrior Square station in 2009, a large-scale commission on the promenade for Eastbourne Festival 2009, and a mechanical structure at House of Hastings on Queens Road in 2010.

Yumino Seki has developed a performance working with Kershaw's sculpture in the Stade Hall. She explores and reflects the inner landscape where the boundary between physicality and the mind is challenged. Most of her work is site specific. Space, site and environment are also key elements which put the body in context. Each space offers a unique exchange. Seki has worked with many renowned choreographers including Tadashi Endo, The Gary Rowe Dance Company and Angela Woodhouse. She is currently a member of the French based company, Ariadone.