Tag Archives: Hastings

THINKING AHEAD … again

  I was talking to the voices in my head and one of them came up with a brilliant idea … merchandising for my next exhibition to help with costs! Consequently I’ve gone into intense production.     There will be two products for sale, both in limited edition runs and all individually monogrammed. Minimum […]

THREE WEEKS TO GO!!!

  There will be high art …   and some at table height …   and some at ground level.     The extensive grounds and outbuildings of the Cliff Top Residence will be open to the public between the hours of 2pm – 6pm on 2/3 & 9/10 of September 2017. Full details can […]

A PRACTICAL GUIDE …

  … that will help you enjoy the Open Studios at this year’s Coastal Currents Arts Festival.     I know many of you will be concerned about how tall the artists will be who are exhibiting their work this year. The following practical hints might be of help when visiting their studios. 1. If […]

COASTAL CURRENTS ARTS FESTIVAL 2017

  Once again it’s open studio season in the Hastings area when people are allowed to shoot artists.     When you’ve taken your pictures you will have the opportunity to watch the artists in their natural environment. Watch some flinging materials around like spoilt children and others who are more precise carefully balancing ‘stuff’ that […]

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 […]

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, […]

DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT

It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the death of the Fairlight Eye. This iconic landmark, which has played such a significant role in making Fairlight, E.Sussex into the must-visit tourist destination status that it enjoys today, was destroyed by heavy winds last night. In my role as ninja sculpture doctor (untrained […]

THE DADDY PAPERSURFER MEMORIAL GALLERY

This property is for rent in the Old Town Hastings. The cost? £28000 per annum plus rates and ‘stuff’. I propose that some rich git gifts it to me so I can open a permanent space to show my genius. I guarantee that my work will increase in value as soon as I’ve died. It […]

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 […]