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Looking for Trustees

Are you interested in joining the Hastings Arts Forum board of trustees? A small number of our trustees, having fulfilled the statutory term of office, will be stepping down at the next annual general meeting scheduled to take place on 2nd July 2016 at 11am . If you’re interested in helping take the aims and objectives of the Arts Forum forward and have energy and enthusiasm for the task, please contact the Chairman, Christine M’Baye via email on

We are particularly interested to hear from applicants who have experience in corporate governance and financial management or who are experienced in developing community art projects. However, even if none of these are your specific areas of expertise but you have a keen interest in working with community arts, please do not hesitate to contact Christine who will be happy to have an informal chat with you ahead of your application.



Four States – Four Minds

Four States: a journey of nearly 2,500 miles through some of the most beautiful States in the USA: Utah, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.

4 Minds: artists Quentin Ball, photographer; Jean Davey Winter, photography and mixed media paintings; Mary Pritchard, photography, ceramics and artist’s books; and Tony Wallis, photographer.

One shared experience, four individual responses and interpretations.



SoCo Artists Showcase

SoCo Artists is a group of professional artists based in East Sussex. ‘Showcase’ at Hastings Arts Forum is a new venture for the group. From a strong submission, eleven selected artists exhibit a series of work from their current practice. The project and exhibition has been organised and curated by three SoCo artists and a small development grant given to each exhibitor. The resulting exhibition provides the opportunity to ‘showcase’ the strengths and diversity of member’s work, which includes painting, printmaking, mixed media, textiles and three dimensional work including installations.


Susan Miller & Adrienne Hunter

Adrienne Hunter lives and works in St Leonards-on-Sea. She works on paper and board, with charcoal, inks, oil sticks and washes of colour in an expressive, unconfined style in an attempt to convey the irrepressible energy and resilience of nature. Trees, flowers and coastal landscape are her starting points and are transformed into wild portraits. She combines deliberate marks with semi-controlled use of emulsion and washes to investigate the constantly changing, unpin-down-able character of her subject matter. The work is about the very physical process of working as much as about the trees, flowers and cliffs themselves.

Susan Miller’s paintings are vibrant with an energy that distils her world into an abstract visual language. Colour is the inspiration for her distinctive expressionist floral, abstract and figurative watercolours.

She lives in St Leonards and has exhibited at the Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters at the Mall Gallery, London, and at the Royal Watercolour Society, at the Bankside, London. She is an elected member of The Sussex Watercolour Society and exhibits throughout the South of England and in Europe, and is currently studying for an MA in Fine Art.

‘I love the way the transparency of watercolour creates mystery and depth.

My creative process takes place on the paper, during the actual painting. The result may reflect my original vision, or the paint may have acquired a life of its own. It is the unpredictability of the way I work with watercolour, that I find so exciting.’

Adrienne and Susan will be talking about their work on Sunday 5th June at 3pm



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