The Reekie Collection

Back home from touring the uk in ‘Is This Planet Earth?’, The Reekie Collection will be on show in St Leonards as part of the Coastal Currents festival. In this collection of oil paintings I have explored our fascination with Nature’s curiosities – unfamiliar organic forms have been preserved and presented for us to gaze upon.  Inspired by genuine Victorian specimens, the works have an air of authenticity and importance. However, on closer inspection, the creatures are imagined – just like the form and depth are in the picture itself.

SoCo Artists – A Smaller Picture

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.

Monumental at HAF

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, Monumental flyer

Opening Times:
Tuesday – Sunday
11am – 5pm

Hastings Arts Forum
36 Marina
St Leonards on Sea
TN38 0BU

+44 (0)1424 201 636
info@hastingsartsforum.co.uk
www.hastingsartsforum.co.uk

 

SoCo Showcase 2

SoCo Showcase 2 at the Hastings Arts Forum

13 Jun – 25 JuneShow case flyer

Opening times Tuesday -Sunday 11am-5pm
Private View: 16 Jun, 6.30 – 8.30pm

The East Sussex based group, SoCo Artists, initiated this project last year as an opportunity for members to develop a new body of work or show work from their ongoing practice, in a curated exhibition.

The selected artists for SoCo Showcase 2 are Lynne Bingham, Sally Cole, Jean Davey-Winter, Jill Hartman, Adrienne Hunter, Gillian Metcalfe, Carly Ralph, Katherine Reekie, David Reeve, Helen Scalway and Suzy Watts. Expect a broad range of work including drawing, installation, painting, collage and textiles. www.soco.org.uk

Hastings Arts Forum
36 Marina
St Leonards on Sea
TN38 0BU

+44 (0)1424 201 636
info@hastingsartsforum.co.uk
www.hastingsartsforum.co.uk