Tag Archives: Hastings

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 […]

THE DIE IS CAST

My work is done. Everything is in place for my Open Studio exhibition ‘Thru the Keyhole’ and I’m ready to throw open the side gate. The responsibility is now firmly in the eyes and minds of any visitors. I shall, of course, be there to make cups of tea and coffee and hand round the […]

IT WON’T BE LONG NOW

The Coastal Currents Arts Festival 2015 will be kicking off shortly. The brochure is very shiny and very exciting. Hastings and it’s environs will be awash with all things arty. Click HERE to download the brochure. In the meantime the key to my personal success will rely heavily on trying to expand my taste away […]

OPEN STUDIOS 2015

Later this year, September I believe, I’ll be throwing open my side passage so that peeps can gawp at my doings and wonder. A typical conversation from the last time I participated in this annual vibrant Coastal Currents cultural event ran along these lines. “Why do you bother?” “Everest.” “The double glazing company?” “No, the […]

STOP GOING ROUND IN CIRCLES!

There is a roundabout on Hastings sea front that is causing quite a kerfuffle. Please read about it here. We now have the stick-in-the-muds who just want the rather sad looking fountain renovated and that can only be used when it isn’t windy because in those conditions cars using the roundabout think they’re in a […]

THE BARE CHEEK OF IT!

Is this the sort of thing we want to see in Hastings? Or even masses of naked flesh draped all over the sea front!!!!!?! Of course it is. There are plans for a flashing flash mob this coming Friday down at the Stade Open Space. Full details on the Jerwood website – click HERE for […]

SOMETIMES I WORRY

This photograph by the lovely Melissa has been processed by an iPhone app, Distressed-FX. It’s very effective, very interesting and very pleasing. However, I am getting a tad concerned that digital ‘fiddling’ is getting so good that it’s making a lot of what some artists do almost irrelevant. Of course all this technology can provide […]

IT’LL ALL COME OUT IN THE WASH

There’s a very shy and retiring chap who lives just around the corner from the Cliff Top Residence. He makes stuff from flotsam and jetsam. His work is on show at the Pelican Diner in Hastings from Thursday October 10th until Thursday 31st October. Free entry. As you can see from this screen shot of […]

I MISS MY SHED

The Open Studios ‘thang’ finishes this weekend. In many ways I’ll be pleased as I’ll get my shed back. It has never been so tidy and organised. I’m looking forward to messy pottering again. In the meantime I shall pretend to be very neat and efficient to the visitors that will no doubt be flocking […]

OPENING DAY OF OPEN STUDIOS

This is a piccy of the party which was organised to celebrate the opening of the Coastal Currents Festival 2013. The party was held in the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings. We didn’t stay long as we didn’t want to overshadow the other rather ordinary and mundane people. Our hostess for the evening said as we […]