2019 The Space

Philippa Burton:Miss Marais audomarois : catalogue d’un curage

28 September – 23 November 2019

cabinet / armoire, Mèdiathéque municipale de Moulle, 9 rue des Arts, 62910 Moulle
Opening hours : Tuesday 4.30-6.30, Wednesday 4.00-6.00, Friday 4.30-6.30, Saturday 10.00-12.00:

Philippa Burton lives and works in the Netherlands, she is a professional interpreter and translator. In 2015 she became co-owner of a house and land in Haut-Pont, St Omer. The property’s location in the region’s marais audomarois (marshland) is the setting for this unique exhibition.

In winter 2019, the property’s canal was dredged, the 1st time in 30 years. The mud was scooped out of the canal and placed throughout the field. As the mud was spread, it revealed a huge number of objects that reflected the activities of the marais – cooking utensils, bricks, metal objects, parts of farm equipment, beer & wine bottles, tools & toys. These objects not only document the traces of our messy activities that we leave behind but recall the region’s history in the form of signs & remnants from WW1. The ‘star’ of the collection is Barbie who emerged from the mud to mark the 60th anniversary of Barbie dolls.

A large number of these fascinating objects are installed in the cabinet with a selection of photographs in the library documenting the process of canal dredging.

Organised by Christine Gist & Philippa Burton in collaboration with Espace 36 association d’art contemporain St Omer and Médiathèque municipale de Moulle.

Hermann Pitz : To Stand Sentinel

27 July-30 September 2019

Hermann Pitz lives and works in Munich. He is Professor of Sculpture at Akademie der Bildenden Künste München and since 2011 he has been Vice President of the Akademie. For over the last thirty years, his work has been a defining reference point in the German art world since its appearance in the early eighties and Pitz is considered to be one of the key figures in German conceptual art. This is his first project in Hastings/St Leonards.

The work refers to Pitz’s 2017 intervention in Cyprus, sited in a valley of the Akamas Peninsula which is located at the farthest tip of Cyprus in the south eastern end of the European Union. At the other end of Europe, at The SPACE, Pitz produced a new temporary site specific sculpture that has been inspired by a popular devotional icon of the Virgin Mary (ca 1920s, signed by the artist S Berger).

To Stand Sentinel has been realised with public funding from The National Lottery through Arts Council England and ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen in partnership with Tempo Arts


Julie Maresq:Familles Harmonieuses
photography and drawing

15 June – 26 July 2019

cabinet / armoire Médiathèque municipale de Moulle, 9 rue des Arts, 62910 Moulle
Julie Maresq lives & works in Lille with a studio at La Malterie. In her photographic practice, Maresq is intrigued by double meanings which give the viewer a sense of unease. Lying between fiction & reality, her focus is always on her subjects, exploring the point where vulnerability & lucidity collide. The works in Familles Harmonieuses are staged scenes in which the spatial dynamics are of equal importance as the subjects.

For the cabinet in the library’s entrance, Maresq presents a new installation L’ouvrière created from cut-out figurative ink drawings & paintings directly on the cabinet’s glass doors. These images refer to Maresq’s interest in societal & political issues while giving an introduction to her work within the library.
Familles Harmonieuses has been organised by Christine Gist in partnership with Espace 36, Saint-Omer & Médiathèque municipale de Moulle.

Curiouser #10

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 June

This weekend event organised by Véronique van Meerbeek and Belgian colleagues presented temporary interventions, performance & sound by artists from Belgium, London & Hastings.
Curiouser events are usually annual which take place in public spaces & temporary use locations, often in Belgium. Artists are encouraged to make work that exists for a day or weekend. Visitors are invited to ‘be curious and experience something new and different’. The next Curiouser event is proposed for November 2019 in Bruxelles.

Brian Mander:Boy

16 April – 26 May

Brian Mander lives and works in Brighton, he considers himself an emerging artist and has shown large scale installations mainly in Brighton and around the South coast but hopes to extend his reach.

With what he considers to be a crucial, fundamental, hands-on approach to sculpture, working with a variety of heavy materials, the conceptual integrity of his work is rigorously framed, engaging the deeply personal with universal themes of loss, displacement, trauma and redemption.

Boy marks the 100th anniversary of the beaching of the mine laying submarine U1 18 seized from the Imperial German Navy which became stranded on Hastings beach 15 April 1919.