Event: The Giant Claw

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Film screening at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery: The Giant Claw (1957) 3 pm, Saturday 9th March “When a strange flying object is spotted, it is believed to be a UFO. However, it turns out to be an extraterrestrial bird made of anti-matter which leaves a trail of death and destruction in its wake.” Join us for a relaxed screening of The Giant Claw in the Durbar Hall as part of the public programme for The Ellen Prebble Exhibition.

The Ellen Prebble Exhibition opens

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The Ellen Prebble Exhibition is now open at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery until 14th April. More news coming soon about a programme of activity that will run alongside the show. Images: The Ellen Prebble Exhibition, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, 2024, photos by Georgie Scott Ellen was joined by friends and family to celebrate the opening and gave this wonderful speech. Want to visit the exhibition and would like to know a bit more about the space at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery?

Media Release: The Ellen Prebble Exhibition

Media Release: 10 January 2023 The Ellen Prebble Exhibition 20 January – 14 April 2024 The Ellen Prebble Exhibition at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery is the first solo show of work by Hastings-based artist, Ellen Prebble. Drawing on influences from the natural world to pop culture, and with a practice ranging from painting to sculpture, Ellen renders familiar scenes in minute detail and bold colours, recalling the animations and photographs that inform her research.

Art Breaks in February

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Art Breaks sessions in February are open for applications. Art Breaks focusses on children and young people with complex needs, alongside their parents, carers and non-learning disabled peers. Dates in February: At the Project Art Works arches and Trinity Hall studio, Hastings – Tuesday 13th February, Wednesday 14th February and Thursday 15th February. There are two sessions per day, 10.30 -12.00 and 13.30 – 15.00. To apply please use the link below and complete the form by 9am on Monday 29th January 2024.

Hotel Room Art with Ian McMillan

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Last week the Project Art Works partnership with Premier Inn was mentioned by Ian McMillan who was investigating hotel room art for BBC Radio 4. Taking a trip to various hotels around the country Ian spoke to Sarah Thompson from Premier Inn about how they chose art works for rooms. The radio show looks at future trends around hotel art work and how works are selected. Gemma, Premier Inn, Liverpool Project Art Works have been working with Premier Inn since 2019 putting originals and reproductions of artworks from our archive onto their walls.

The Psychologist feature

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Invited by the Guest Editors of the January/Februry 2024 issue of The Psychologist, Project Art Works have supplied all the art work for the magazine from our archives. Creating a collection of works that would fit the themes of the issue’s articles around Neurodivergence: Change, complexity and challenge, 16 works were selected. You can download a copy of the issue here. Artists included were Marion Willis, Louise Newham, Siddharth Gadiyar, Sam Smith, Stanley Ellis, Michelle Roberts, Gemma, Aida Ashall, Connor Ashley, Carl Sexton and Mark Lockton.

Explorers Update

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After an incredible year of action, exhibitions, artist development and making new friends as part of Explorers, we are spending December taking stock after the In Process event at Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art at the end of November. There will be a more comprehensive review of project activity for all the partners, including the development of the Explorers Network and Directory as well as feedback form the Event in the New Year.