Eclectic creativity in arts celebration

clare whistler
clare whistler

Tomorrow sees Coastal Currents Arts Festival kick off in Bexhill, Hastings and St Leonards, with performances, exhibitions and events aimed at creating a vibrant programme of dynamic, playful and interactive art and performance.

As part of this the De La Warr Pavilion is launching Navigate Bexhill Art Trail 2013 tomorrow in its foyer at 3pm.

This is a chance to discover eclectic work created by members of DLWP’s art critique group led by curator David Rhodes.

Buoyed by the success of a previous pop-up exhibition in Western Road the chance to show work throughout the town centre was not to be missed according to David.

“We realised it gave us another window on what we do - it is another front door. So this is about following on from that earlier exhibition with a more ambitious project.

“Navigate is an art trail around shops and empty premises in Bexhill, also taking in Bexhill Museum and the library, and the Cooden Beach Hotel. The project is not only about local artists showing their work but also about connecting with Coastal Currents and encouraging people to visit Bexhill.”

Navigate will show work by Tom Banks, Ben Browton, Claire Buckley, Rachel Cohen, Martin Everett, Jaye Ho, Penny Hobson, Glenys X Jacques, Louise Kenward, Bea Lacey, Paula Macarthur, Doreen Munro, Fiona Pienowska, Sass Tetzlaff, Shiridan Qugly, and Jean Davey Winter.

Clare Whistler will be at the DLWP for a week in live performance art exploring whether a building has memories, while Anne Parfitt will be parked up on the terrace with her pink caravan workshop so that people can watch her demonstration and techniques.

Find a copy of the Navigate guide at various venues in town for details of where and when to locate the different shows and events.

In the foyer of Bexhill’s former cinema in Western Road a group led by Frances Viner and Patrick Kealey will be listening to the public’s thoughts and memories of past wedding days, leading up to a series of dramatic live performances inside a stretch limo on Saturday October 5 - there will be room for just 11 people for each performance of Band Of Gold, so booking will be essential - tickets will cost £5 to include a glass of bubbly and are available at dlwp box office on 01424 229111.