Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Saturday at Stade Hall

A busy Saturday on the Stade- the Mayor, Kim Forward, opened the new cycle path from Robertson Street in the town centre to the Old Town. To coincide, HUB (Hastings Urban Bikes) ran a free workshop outside Stade Hall- checking and decorating bikes.

Inside the hall, preparations began for the new Drawing Experiment collaborative residency and exhibition which runs until July 31st.

Bookmaking workshop

Books made by participants at a SOCO artists' bookmaking workshop at Stade Hall, led by Lorna Crabbe.

In Between

Installation shot & PV of In Between by Phillip & Anthony Reed.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Creative workshops

Puppet-making with Mary Hooper of Radiator Arts:

Wind-sock fishes with Cath Tajima Powell:

Storytelling Workshop

Free storytelling & drawing workshop tomorrow (Saturday 9th July.)

We'll be making a paper square on the floor to draw on while listening to the stories.

Parkwood Residency

Parkwood College Residency with Sharon Haward
29 June - 3 July

This two day residency at Stade hall culminated in an exhibition and interactive workshop.

Visual artist Sharon Haward worked with year 12 students from Parkwood to develop work that explores the Stade environment through different medias. The students explored a variety of digital and drawing methods working both collaboratively and individually.

The work created will act as a springboard for students' creation of further work to show at the beach hut event within Coastal Currents festival in Sept 2011.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

In Between

In Between by Phillip & Anthony Reed
9th July - 16th July, Tuesday- Saturday, 10am - 4pm

Private view on Friday 8th July, 6-8pm with Sonic Performance by Geoff Leigh & Nick Weekes at 7pm.

In Between is a photographic collaboration between Phillip Reed based in London and his identical twin brother Anthony Reed who lives and works in China. Phillip & Anthony Reed examine how the Internet and emerging platforms like Flickr are affecting the way in which work is being produced.

Phillip and Anthony use Skype in order to keep in touch with each other. More interestingly emerging image based platforms have allowed us to maintain a continual visual exchanging of ideas despite living thousands of miles apart, something that would have been hard to conceive of just 10 years ago.

To utilise the creative potential of such platforms they decided to set up a website dedicated to this visual dialogue. Throughout the duration of the project photographs are uploaded chronologically and paired together, the pairs are decided by factors such as the time between each image being taken and the visual coherence between the two.
Emphasis is placed upon ideas and concepts being exchanged through the imagery. The environment you grow up in plays a fundamental role in shaping how you come to perceive the world. Having grown up together, they react and respond visually to the very different environments they now both inhabit.

In Between touches on many issues, it also acts as a cross cultural examination of two locations for who environmental, historical, political and geographical factors have all culminated in the development of richly different ideas, languages and values. Presenting a desire to understand their environment and to explore how it exerts it’s influence upon the experience of the individual.


Friday, 1 July 2011

Movement workshop

A Point of Transformation
Free Workshop with Yumino Seki – using Body, Space and Imagination

Monday 4th July, 7-9pm, Stade Hall, Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings.

Movement is essential to our lives and is our expression. This workshop explores our field of perception through movement. Reconnecting the mental, physical and emotional body through game, relaxation and partner work we will be looking at our internal and external world and how they are connected to inform our imagination.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own tools such as drawing, painting, writing materials or a camera.

Open to all adults, no experience required.
Please wear comfortable clothes to move around.

For more information please contact Sarah Yates on 07841757866 or email