Category Archives: Art shows in Hastings area

THE SHORT TEMPERED MAN OF FAIRLIGHT

  Although Grumpy has been created in Portugal he will have a significant role to play later in the year at the Cliff Top Residence during Coastal Currents Open Studios 2017. . He appears to be on his soap-box once again, well, perched at the base of a yucca plant actually. I couldn’t quite work out […]

THE ARTY TOURIST GUIDE

East Sussex is full of interesting places to visit and many have connecting themes.     The Long Man of Wilmington is a hill figure on the steep slopes of Windover Hill … near Wilmington surprisingly. In sight of this, although quite a long way away, is the fascinating Farleys House near Chiddingly, which has […]

GOOD LUCK!

  I’m very lucky. I have the time and inclination to change this …   … via this … … and adding it to this …   … to make this.     Now all I’ve got to do is work out how to display it in a freestanding position in the middle of the […]

THE BOTTOM OF MY GARDEN

So today, I was sitting in the garden enjoying a G&T when I heard a voice emanating from the public footpath the other side of the hedge – “Is that art?” I began to feel a tad depressed. And then I remembered that yesterday, when I was actually on the public footpath looking for feathers, […]

FAIRLIGHT’S COLUMN!

Please find clear and simple directions below on how to find Fairlight’s Column! Fairlight nestles to the East of Hastings right on the coast. It can be found. There is just one road into Fairlight which also has to be used to escape. Basically it’s one large cul-de-sac which goes part way to explaining why […]

WHAT A SIGHT!

I’m wondering if my back gate could be designated an Area of Outstanding Unnatural and Terrific Interest … …. or even a World Heretic Sight? The comments as people fled from my Coastal Currents Open Studio this year would indicate that it could. Are grants available and who do you have to bribe?

THERE AREN’T …

…. enough words in the world. I’ve never particularly liked the word ‘artist’. It’s too vague. Anything I come up with sounds silly. ‘Artyfactualist’ ‘Romantic Clutterist’ ‘Imaginaryist’ This isn’t a problem at the moment but as soon as a patron steps forward to offer me a permanent space to exhibit my sculptures I will need […]

LAST THROW OF THE DICE

This weekend is the last weekend of Coastal Currents Open Studios and, so far, it’s been grand. I’ll be adding some of these … … to the Mad Hatter’s tea table as a friendly nod to Tracey M&M’s notorious ‘My Bed’. I hope none spill out though … … as I don’t particularly want any […]

IS IT THE ART OR THE LAVATORY?

Using my super power of peripheral vision I noticed that many visitors to my Open Studios didn’t do as they were told. They missed out on this. I wasn’t surprised but I must admit to some disappointment. Ho hum

REPORT ON LAST SATURDAY’S PREVIEW

It all went jolly well and I’m looking forward to throwing open my side gate again next weekend and the weekend after as part of Coastal Currents Arts Festival 2015. Full details available here. Overheard last weekend – “Distressing.” “Why?” “Apart from all that, the biscuits were delicious .” “Oh that reminds me, we need […]