Exhibition to show work of hidden artists

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AN EXHIBITION running as part of Coastal Currents Arts Festival aims to highlight the work of a group of people who are rarely in the spotlight.

Local charity The Association of Carers is calling for submissions of artwork for its fundraising exhibition, Hidden Hastings, which will take place at the Kave Gallery, in Kings Road, St Leonards, for two weeks from October 5.

After identifying that some of the carers and people with long-term health problems they support are artists, the charity is hoping to attract a wide range of submissions from other unpaid carers and people living with long-term ill health, as well as members of the wider art community.

Local artist Angie Braven, who is supporting the exhibition by donating one of her paintings and running a workshop, said: “I am delighted to be able to support Hidden Hastings. The issues faced by carers and people living with long-term illness and disability, are often hidden from society. This exhibition is an opportunity for carers and the people they look after to display their work alongside local artists.”

The deadline for submissions is September 16. Visit www.hiddenhastings.org.uk or call 01424 722309.