Hastings Arts Forum, 36 Marina, St Leonards on Sea 2 Apr – 14 Apr 11am -5pm. Closed Monday. Open evening: 5 Apr, 6.30 – 8.30pm
SoCo (South Coast Artists) have chosen to respond to Hastings Arts Forum’s recent show The Bigger Picture with their own exhibition entitled A Smaller Picture. The exhibition will include paintings, prints, photography and three dimensional work. SoCo is a large group of professional artists, based in East Sussex who exhibit regularly at The Arts Forum and other venues.
Visitors will encounter wondrous creatures and stunning landscapes filled with colours and sensations that are heightened and strange. Beautiful to behold and often sci-fi in feel, the exhibition will have darker undercurrents relating to our destruction of nature. The varied artistic work pays homage to visionary sci-fi writers and filmmakers who conjured apocalyptic landscapes and creatures such as; J.G Ballard, John Wyndham and Douglas Trumbull, to name just a few.
There are sculptures by Salvatore Arancio, Halina Dominska and Alfie Strong, paintings by Dan Hays and Katherine Reekie, a sound installation by Jason Singh, a live performance by Patrick Coyle and videos by Helen Sear and Seán Vicary.
The Ferens Gallery
Queen Victoria Square,
An exhibition of surreal landscape paintings and drawings by local artist Katherine Reekie. This collection of recent and past works explores our fascination with the monumental. From standing stones to topiary, the world is covered in impressive examples of humanity’s ability to create art in the landscape. Katherine presents a series of imagined scenes that explore the strange and powerful effect that scale and environment have on our perception. Her intention is not to depict reality but to nudge people to question and consider it. A Coastal Currents event.
Sept 4th – Sept 16th,
Tuesday – Sunday
11am – 5pm
Hastings Arts Forum
St Leonards on Sea