Date(s) - 04/09/2018 - 30/09/2018
Various locations, Hastings and St Leonards
Until Sunday September 30
During this month-long arts festival, a range of events and exhibition that are curated, organised and managed by the artists themselves take place. They include workshops, performances, films and exhibitions in shops, on the seafront, on the streets, as well as galleries, museums, arts venues and cinemas in Hastings. Open Studios takes place on the weekend of September 8-9 with a selection of artists opening their homes and studios to create a set of trails to follow. Among the curated events is Morag Myerscough’s first mobile installation, the Belonging Bandstand (pictured); Becky Beasley Bouquets, a series of single annual photographs of peonies accompanied by a limited edition series of posters; an event exploring the myths of The Moths, a series of strange motifs in walls scattered around Hastings and St Leonards; the Deborah Bowness paper trail, which explores the process of domestic displacement; The Red Nightie, an exhibition by Anne Parfitt; a night of renowned performance artists celebrating all aspects of queerness; Fantabulosa, a fantastical pop-world of imagination, storytelling and glitter; a night of film, song, music, image and spoken word that explores the role of the artist in shaping the city and keeping the embers alive; and a screening of The Red Balloon, one of the greatest films about childhood ever made.