Christina Macadam: Dare to Paint in St Leonards
9 June – 10 July
St Leonards artist Christina Macadam created on-site painting workshops in response to her personal feeling that there was a lack of creative community projects for children & adults who had never drawn or painted before or had ‘not done art since school’. On 9 & 10 June, Macadam led two successful workshops where participants could paint on two large wooden structures. The workshops attracted over 50 people who created 4 unique colourful & vibrant paintings, chalk drawings & images on paper. It was an event that brought local people & passers-by together to be curious, to experiment & to enjoy themselves as they created a collective installation.
The 2018 projects at The SPACE are realised with the support of Sussex Community Foundation & Hastings Borough Council.
Pierre-Yves Brest: Obliques
31 May – 1 July
cabinet / armoire Mediathèque de Moulle. 9 rue des Arts, 62910 Moulle
Continuing the exhibitions at this satellite venue in France, Pierre-Yves Brest created new interpretations of Obliques, La vitre teintée & Les Briques which were part of a recent exhibition at Château Coquelles, Dunkerque.
Brest’s photographic work is constructed by sets of images, in short chapters, each dedicated to the study of a particular situation or location. Through a strategy of invisibility, absence & silence, Brest invites us to reflect upon our relationship to time, history & to changes in our world. https://pierreyvesbrest.fr
Carla Wright: Lot
7 April – 15 May
Hastings artist Carla Wright’s installation was a response to the static playground adjacent to The SPACE. Lot was an interactive installation consisting of geometric forms on wheels & connected by bungee cords which could be manipulated & moved around by children (& adults). The structures could be changed to create new possibilities for play which could be left for the next person to find & make their own.
Wright & artist Anna Chrystal Stephens led a successful workshop on 11 April during the Easter break which saw over 40 children & parents making dream catchers, exploring The SPACE & playing with Lot. http://carlawright.co.uk http://annachrystal.com/
Residency365: Everything else is left behind
Residency365 (Louise Kenward & Nicole Zaaroura) concluded their investigation & responses to working outdoors. At the end of March, they opened The SPACE to encourage discussions with local residents & passers-by about their on-site photo installation & the issues they’d explored while working in The SPACE. https://residency365.wordpress.com