An artistic project celebrating one of Bexhill’s most much-loved parks kicks off next month.
The showcase, called ParkLife, will build on the success of a similar series of events last year which saw a host of photography workshops help in the town culminate in a competition for the best images which captured the park’s regeneration.
And a collection of those photographs, which were taken by photographs of all abilities and ages, will be exhibited as part of this year’s ParkLife bill. They will be on display at the De La Warr Pavilion’s studio and Bexhill Museum from October 4 until 8, with both venues also hosting a string of workshop, discussions and drop-in events.
A free photography masterclass is being held on Friday October 4 at the De La Warr’s in-house studio. It is free, suitable for amateur photographers and led by Alex Brattell, but booking is essential because of limited numbers. It runs from 11am until 4pm.
The following day sees a free drop-in family art workshop, again at the De La Warr’s studio, this time between 10.30am and 4pm. There will be dinosaur and futuristic play areas and everyone who goes along will be encouraged to help with a drawing based on the theme Through the Ages.
Sunday sees another free family-friendly drop-in workshop, this time at Bexhill Museum. Running from 2pm until 4pm youngsters will be helped to forage round nearby Egerton Park and use whatever bits and bobs they collect to shape a giant collage.
A coffee time lecture on Tuesday morning (11am until 12.30pm) is next up at the De La Warr, with curator Julian Porter providing a talk on the history of the park called Pergolas and Pavilions and in the afternoon, between 2pm and 4.30pm, the same venue hosts a free forum for local artists and photographers. It will include plenty of informal discussion, To book a place on the photography masterclass email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 075 7641 0919.
For more information visit www.parklifephoto.co.uk.