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Studio-on-Sea – POSTPONED

This event has been postponed until further notice.

Our new Studio-on-Sea programme gives participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in our latest exhibitions whilst developing new artistic skills and techniques, as part of a single, intensive, day-long workshop. It will be led by one of our outstanding Artist Educators.

This session is suitable for everyone, from beginners who have never picked up a brush, to experienced practitioners. At Hastings Contemporary we believe that everyone is an artist and our goal is to ensure that each workshop is tailored to your unique skills and abilities.

Our first workshop, led by local artist Janey Moffatt, will focus on Anne Ryan: Earthly Delites and Ryan’s vibrant ‘cutout’ paintings. Ryan says about her work: “I say to my students: stop painting and then let’s paint. And it’s that idea that we stop assuming what we know about painting and then let’s do something.”


+ Making the gallery your creative home in Hastings

+ Developing painting and mark-making skills in response to Anne Ryan’s unique practice

+ Creating your own ‘cut out’ pieces which will be on display in the Hastings Contemporary studio after the day is complete

+ Gaining exclusive insight into how the exhibitions were curated and our plans, with a curator’s tour of the gallery

Studio-on-Sea includes morning tea/coffee and lunch. All art materials and supplies will be provided but you may wish to bring an apron or overalls. Suitable for 16+.

7 places will be reserved for the special Members discount of £100 per ticket. These will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Call 01424 834335 to book your place

About Janey Moffatt

Janey Moffatt is an arts educator and community artist who studied Art at West Dean College and English Literature at Leeds University.  She fuses fine art with craft techniques for her work at The Craftimation Factory, an arts charity that she established with her mother in 2013.  It is an award winning organisation that brings art activities to everyone, especially those who might face barriers.

Moffatt’s work is informed by her study of literature and regularly features words and snippets of poetry.  These are embroidered into textile and paper substrates that have been worked using a variety of techniques including natural dyeing, painting and printing.  To address her concerns around sustainable practice and our ever tenuous place within the natural world, Janey uses mainly recycled and salvaged textiles; often these pieces have a story attached to them and she feels compelled to extract the infused meaning, usually to process and provide an understanding of the events of her own life. 

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