August 29 - September 13
Open Studios from September 5/6 and 12/13
It’s almost time to dive into Coastal Currents again as the Arts Festival starts to flow at the end of the month.
It will feature another packed programme of exhibitions showcasing newly commissioned artworks, live art pieces and special performances alongside the much loved open studios, exhibitions and events taking place throughout Hastings, St Leonards and beyond.
Over two weeks and three weekends, Coastal Currents will present a selection of works in unusual and unexpected places. Focusing on what the festival does best of all, the organisers have concentrated on “the outdoors” and programmed a host of free and accessible pieces for everyone to enjoy.
In this, the sixteenth year of Coastal Currents, they have taken the opportunity to programme the most ambitious festival yet, inviting Tod Hanson to become an artist-in-residence, commissioned to hand-paint an incredible floor piece inside the ornate Durbar Hall at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery. Spanish artist Isaac Cordal has been asked to respond to the town by creating a set of his cement street art sculptures.
A museum of water, ladies in red, a lesson in boredom, a trick on the eye and a film premiere in Priory Meadow Shopping centre are just some of the other highlights to look out for.