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Paul Bartholomew & Steve Johnston

Paul Bartholomew
Paul does not consider abstraction to be a deliberate break with historical art tradition. Indeed, he finds the idea that an artist could work outside of this history difficult to understand.  Rather, abstraction develops some concealed, buried or forgotten aspects within this tradition.

Steve Johnston
Steve Johnston’s current work is based on a fascination with the symbolic uses of the visual language of flowers – a language often overlooked but extensively used to mark changes in our lives.’


 

Teri Walsh

BLACK, WHITE & SPLASHES OF COLOUR

(New Prints)

A SOLO EXHIBITION BY TERI WALSH

Following on from her successful shows Diversions and Birdland+, held at the Hastings Arts Forum and Mayfair, London in August 2015 and March 2016 respectively, which demonstrated the diversity of her artistic practice, this show concentrates on new work made during a six-month period (July 2016 to January 2017) which will be shown publicly for the first time.  It showcases limited edition hand-pulled prints using a wide variety of techniques some of which are new to her.  Typically the starting point for the various compositions are her own digital or film photographs.  Some works are strikingly monochromatic whilst others explode with vibrant colour.


 

Members M-Z

Every year the whole membership get a chance to exhibit some work in these annual exhibitions. The breadth and diversity of the work on display is wide ranging and evidence of the vibrant local arts scene and talent in the area. These shows occupy both galleries across a four week period.


 

Members A- L

Every year the whole membership get a chance to exhibit some work in these annual exhibitions. The breadth and diversity of the work on display is wide ranging and evidence of the vibrant local arts scene and talent in the area. These shows occupy both galleries across a four week period.


 

Colin Heavingham – Essex Boy

‘The exhibition is called Essex Boy, as it’s where I come from and is loosely based on my childhood and about love and loss through my life.’

Colin Heavingham returns to Hastings Arts Forum for a second solo show this spring. Colin’s exhibition last year was well received and we look forward to this collection of new work.

More details and examples of Colin’s work can be found at Saatchi Art

 


 

Emma Harding & Susan Elliott

Beautiful offbeat mosaics and found object montage

Emma Harding’s mixed media mosaics explore the potential of this medium. This exhibition focuses on the architecture of St Leonards, sometimes broken up and abstracted by trees and revealing colourful characters in the windows. The tangle of tree branches are further explored as a metaphor for the tangles of the mind. Small glass collages  explore issues with quirky found imagery.

Susan Elliott’s work is made out of tourist mementoes and souvenirs. Scouring the second-hand shops of seaside resorts and car boot fairs for her materials, the kitchen crockery, novelty mugs, and figurines that she finds are combined with more traditional mosaic tesserae to create quirkily beautiful, multi-faceted and iconic pieces.

The end piece of work created is determined in large part by the materials found which often inspire the theme of a subject.  Each piece is crammed full of many individual pieces of ceramic from an extensive selection of Susan’s compulsively collected treasures. For example the ‘Green Man’ series of life size, resin human skulls are covered with ceramic flora and fauna, playing with the idea of Natural History and the archiving of specimens from nature.


 

Jane Eyre Project

This exciting show has been developed in parallel with The Explore the Arch theatrical ‘House of the Heroine’ event taking place over the same time period.  The exhibition of artists’ individual interpretations of Jane Eyre will evolve over the two weeks through changing both the work and the format and will include artists working on site.

Jane Eyre will be on the school curriculum next year so as well as our general audience there will be group visits from schools and colleges. More details will be posted here as they emerge.

The exhibition will be multidisciplinary and mixed media. It will also be showing in both galleries.


 

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