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Social Media Workshops for Artists

An introduction to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook pages & events for artists. Find out how each social media platform works, what each one is useful for, how to build a following over time and demystify the dreaded hashtag.
Please bring a smartphone, tablet or laptop and a notebook if you like taking hand written notes – sometimes the old methods are best!  You will be setting up accounts/pages on different social media platforms in the workshop, so please bring some digital images of your work/yourself.  Suitable for complete beginners to those already using social media who are in need of a fine tune.

The workshops will be facilitated by Rye based Artist Paula MacArthur, an experienced Painter, Curator, Lecturer and social media genius.
Workshop Dates Tuesday 10th October 10.30am – 12.30pm INSTAGRAM
Tuesday 17th October 10.30am -2pm Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and 1-1 advice sessions after 2pm (bookable in advance)
Tuesday 24th October 10.30am – 12.30pm TWITTER
Tuesday 31st October 10.30am – 12.30pm FACEBOOK
All sessions have a maximum of 6 participants.  All sessions are charged at £12 for non-members and £10 for members, with the exception of the extended session on Tuesday 17th October which will be £22 for non-members and £18 for members, this includes the opportunity to book in for one of four 1-1 sessions.

All sessions include Tea, Coffee and light refreshments.

As places are limited it will be filled on a first come, first served basis, please email or call 01424 201636 to book your place.

50% of session cost must be paid at time of booking.


SoCo Miscellany 3

SoCo Artists is a group of professional artists, based in East Sussex, presenting a challenging programme of exhibitions, public arts, events and talks in an eclectic range of venues, taking their work to a wide and varied audience.

Miscellany 3 is SoCo Artists’ third annual show to be held at the gallery. The exhibition is in effect a members show, renowned for bringing together the work of this highly talented group of artists, representing a wide range of style and media.



Folio 14

Folio 14 are a group of ten local artists who meet on a fortnightly basis throughout the year. The group has been established for three years under the watchful eye of Jo Kori, both tutor and mentor. We meet and work at Jerwood Gallery in the studio, where we all first met Jo Kori at a workshop that she was taking, many moons ago.

The aim of the group is to come together openly to explore, exchange, investigate and experiment with new ideas, mediums and materials. The workshops are exercise based, which evolve and stimulate each member in their own individual work. We have our own Facebook page, which stimulates ongoing discussion, and where Jo and the group can all see each other’s work.

The group has a diverse artistic and creative background, and includes interior and landscape designers, architects, costume designers and art teachers, as well as practising artists, including David Reeve, who has exhibited previously at Hastings Arts Forum. We have all become very good friends and have a wonderful working relationship. It is about time we had a serious exhibition.


Ian Francis

Well-known for his vibrantly expressive abstract oil paintings, this show is a departure for Ian Francis. It is about what is left out. It reveals what lies underneath, both literally and emotionally and represents the skeleton from which his abstract paintings develop


Photo Hastings

This exhibition showcases new work from recent graduates of the University of Westminster’s new MA Photographic Arts degree. The work of the seven graduates exhibiting is wide ranging – from the obscure beauty of Hastings in an unseen light to portrait photography stripped back to its’ basic form and work which deals with the issue of emotional abuse.

The exhibitors are: Joanna Burejza,
Mike Cookson, Jan Cylwik, Krystian Data, Jean Johnson Jones, Nicola Morley and Rob Wyllie.


Curious Quarters

Curious Quarters brings together a rich variety of media: digital print, drawing, models, book art and installation, all exploring the notion of built structure as a metaphor for the self and as a framework for belonging. Three artists who have collaborated in thought and process over the last three years present thought provoking, engaging work on the themes of strength, fragility and belonging in the context of habitation.

Ali Clarke’s concrete paintings, digital prints and architectural sculptures explore themes of enclosure, boundaries, decay and urban nature. They play with extremes of solidity versus the fragile and delicate. In this exhibition, Ali will be building a giant architectural model inspired by functional, industrial structures that questions how we belong and occupy spaces.

Claire Reed specialises in playful and reflective site-specific work using a diverse combination of traditional and digital media. Claire uses the interplay of word and image to explore belief and value systems, and is currently focussing on issues of belonging in a context of change. She will be creating a series of works on this theme inspired by experimental book forms and typographic elements.

Helen Scalway’s work is greatly influenced by her experience of working for some years as an artist within a university department of interior architecture. Her current work is based on the idea of the house or built dwelling place as expressing human identity. She explores the idea of ‘the habitation of the self’ through such elements as house façades, doors and openings as giving access to apparently outward looking spaces, but leading to walls, barriers, trapdoors, impossible stairways, guarding more inaccessible areas. She investigates this materially and metaphorically, often through drawing and book structures.


Ali Clarke studied Spatial Design at Buckinghamshire College and Public Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design. She designed theatre sets and murals before focusing on sculpture and installation. She has exhibited sculptural work in galleries in London, Surrey and Sussex and created installations in outdoor locations. Ali was Artist-in-Residence at Orleans House Gallery where she created sculptural, architectural interventions in the woodland.

Claire Reed graduated with a First Class BA Honours Degree in Fine Art from the University of the Creative Arts and has worked extensively in the visual arts throughout her career. Her work has been exhibited and performed widely with her collaborative project ‘Letters:Cartas’ being presented at the World Congress in Dance Research, Athens. Claire was recently the inaugural Weybridge Artist-in-Residence, where she created a large-scale installation incorporating a 3-channel audio with works in 3D and on paper.

Helen Scalway graduated in Fine Art at Kingston University, followed by an M.A. in Sculpture at Chelsea. Since then she has worked in a series of artists’ residencies at Exeter University and at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she is currently artist in residence in the Department of Geography. Her works are held in various collections including the National Art Library at the V&A, London Transport Museum and Chelsea College of Art Artists Books Collection.



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