Creating a virtual walk through Hastings' beautiful Alexandra Park
To celebrate the arrival of spring, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery has teamed up with Jazmine Miles-Long to create a virtual walk through Hastings’ Alexandra Park.
The team are welcoming submissions of images, videos, artwork and poetry or words inspired by the park to help create an “amazing experience that brings the park’s famed botanical gardens and water features to life virtually.”
Through these contributions Jazmine will create a virtual walk. It will mean the park’s beauty can be showcased and enjoyed by many, including those who cannot visit Hastings currently due to Covid-19 restrictions in place.
Contributions should be emailed to [email protected] by April 5 2021 along with a pinpoint on a map to show where your submission relates to.
Cllr Colin Fitzgerald, lead councillor for Regeneration, Culture and Tourism, said: Alexandra Park is a space that is so often enjoyed by Hastings’ residents and visitors. This is a fantastic project that will showcase the beauty of the park during the spring to many people who sadly are unable to enjoy the park physically at this current time.
“We are grateful that this project has been able to develop with support from the Art Fund and also funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.”
Jazmine Miles-Long added: “I visit the park a few times a week with my family. We have a cupboard in our kitchen dedicated to different seeds for the birds and monkey nuts for the squirrels. The park has kept up our spirits over this past year as a safe haven to explore. I know it's much loved by our community and we are all so lucky to have it. I want to create something together to express how this beautiful place makes us feel.”
Go to www.facebook.com/hastingsmuseum page to see Jazmine’s feature on Alexandra Park and get inspired.
Jazmine Miles-Long is a Hastings-based taxidermist, artist and natural history conservationist and has lived here since 2007. She works only with animals that have died from a natural cause or as the result of a road accident. She has worked with the museum on a number of projects since lockdown started in 2020. You can find out more about her work at https://www.jazminemileslong.com/