Artist creates book sculpture in Stade Hall

Work by the artist David Dixon, who has exhibition at Stade Hall in August 2011. Hastings Observer.''Please credit David Dixon
Work by the artist David Dixon, who has exhibition at Stade Hall in August 2011. Hastings Observer.''Please credit David Dixon
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David Dixon, Stade Hall, tomorrow (Saturday) to August 21, 10am to 4pm, free

LORRY-loads of books delivered to the new Stade Hall this week will feature in an ambitious project by a nationally renowned artist.

Installation artist David Dixon has commandeered the new space for his latest book-sculpture. He was last seen in Hastings in 2009, when his salt drawings for that year’s Coastal Currents, Field Equation, became emblematic of that year’s festival.

Since then, his work has evolved into process-oriented exploration, often relying on small, particle substances like rice-flour, or powder, which are light and responsive enough to record every change in how they are laid out. He also creates book-sculptures, emphasising the interest of books as material objects.

His new work, site-specific for the Stade Hall, has been organised by the team behind Coastal Currents, which launches next month.