Summer Exhibition, Hastings Arts Forums, until August 16, free

Seascape by St Leonards artist Alexandra Leadbeater
Seascape by St Leonards artist Alexandra Leadbeater

ARTISTS inspired by summertime beside the sea are showcasing a host of new work in a seafront gallery.

The Hastings Arts Forum, Marina, has a busy programme featuring local artists over the next month.

Members of the group stage a private view tonight (Friday), from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, ahead of a full exhibition from August 4 to 16.

On Friday, August 5, St Leonards artist Alexandra Leadbeater stages her first solo show in Gallery 1 of the Arts Forum.

Ebb & Flow features a series of salty seascapes inspired by life beside the English Channel.

Alexandra describes an “endless fascination” with the sea’s edge, and captures that in a series of prints, cards, tiny watercolours and life-size wave-portraits.

The private view, on August 5, runs from 6.30pm to 8.30pm, while the full show runs from August 4 to August 16.

For information on Arts Forum exhibitions contact 01424 201636 or visit

ABOVE: Seascape by Alexandra Leadbeater, exhibited in the Arts Forum next month