Lakwena Maciver, one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary black artists, creates painted prayers and meditations, which respond to and re-appropriate elements of popular culture. Central to her practice are words, used both as images and as anchors of meaning….
First shown at the Venice Biennale in 2017, Stephen Chambers’ The Court of Redonda depicts a cast of 101 imaginary courtiers inspired by a literary legend that developed around the tiny uninhabited Caribbean island of Redonda. This legend took shape as a fantasy in…
“It has the surprise, and force, of a thunderbolt … There’s something rather rousing about witnessing such a reinvention so late in life” **** Alastair Sooke, The Telegraph “A visceral and mesmerising portrayal of the plight of humanity” Hastings Independent…
This week's #CommunityShoutout goes to National Literacy Trust, Hastings Hub.
@literacy_trust aim is to work with schools and communities to give disadvantaged children the literacy skills to succeed in life and is currently expanding their activities in Hastings, including an Arts Council funded project called Connecting Stories.
Connecting Stories is a creative writing competition with support from author Lesley Parr.
They are inviting children aged 7-11 from Hastings to create a piece of writing based on the theme ‘Discovery’.
You can choose any format you like – a story, a poem, news article or diary entry. You can include some illustrations too. It’s up to you!
Everyone who enters the competition will receive a certificate and...
On this #WorldBookDay head over to our website where you can find our range of books from exhibition catalogues, beautifully presented art, craft and design titles to activity books and stories for children.
If you missed Lakwena's Homeplace exhibition, you can still visit it online via our Robot Tours next week on Wednesday 10 March.
Lakwena Maciver @lakwena , one of the UK’s most exciting contemporary black artists, creates painted prayers and meditations, which respond to and re-appropriate elements of popular culture. Central to her practice are words, used both as images and as anchors of meaning.
Exploring the role of the artist as myth-maker, her paintings act as a means of decolonisation, subtly subverting prevailing mythologies. The approach is instinctive and autodidactic, producing visceral, rhythmic and immersive panel paintings, iconic murals and installations.
This family friendly Robot Tour also includes Sir Quentin Blake: We Live in Worrying...
“Sixty Seconds in the Studio” ⏱🎨
Today’s video features artist @robertsampleart in his studio using our #DrawingLifeSketchbook.
To watch more from the series, visit our YouTube channel to see more artists use our sketchbook (link in the bio).
Thank you to @sussexgiving for funding this series and for their continued support.
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Tickets are now available to book for a family Robot Tour of @lakwena Homeplace and @quentinblakehq We Live in Worrying Times exhibitions on Wednesday 3 and 10 March and @stephenthepainter The Court of Redonda exhibition on Friday 5, Thursday 11 and Friday 12 March.
Please follow link in bio to get yours.
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Thank you to all young artists who took a part in our Half Term Competition.
Here are the three winning entries.
IMAGE 1 and 3 is from Annie
Annie has painted two portraits of her favourite fictional characters: Tiffany Aching and Jenny the Nac Mac Feegle from Terry Pratchett’s Wee Free Men series.
IMAGE 2 is from Bethany
Bethany has painted this portrait of Frida Kahlo, who has helped inspire her love of art especially during lockdown. Rabbits are one of her favourite things so she added a bunny to her portrait, rather than the traditional monkey or bird.
IMAGE 3 is from Melisande (age 5)
A portrait of her grandmother who she really misses.
Thank you all and we will be in touch to arrange...
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