Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Diana Burch: Still, Life...

11 August-10 September 2017
St Johns Road
St Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6HP

Burch's new installation used woven heat treated plastic to explore the natural growth occurring in The SPACE. The web-like structure also suggested communities & histories, connecting & interconnecting as it developed. Several structures using lightweight materials explored the encroachment of wild plants across the uninhabited site.
On 9 & 10 September, Burch led 2 free drop-in workshops coordinated with Heritage Open Days theme 'Heritage and Nature'. Utilising various plastic materials, cable ties & plastic coated wire to create colourful elements which were added to 'Still, Life...'. The workshops were well attended by adults & children. As well as making objects, Burch & the participants discussed & explored the plants & insects inhabiting the site.




Tempo Arts is pleased to announce that they have received funding from Sussex Community Foundation to support the 2017/18 programme of artists' projects & related community engagement activities at The SPACE in St Leonards. The award will facilitate new work by artists from the area & help to deliver a range of participatory workshops/events which benefit the local community while enhancing the town's natural environment.
On 31 August, Christine Gist, a director of Tempo Arts attended the Sussex Community Champagne & Afternoon Cream Tea which was hosted by The High Sheriff of East Sussex, Mr Michael Chowen CBE DL & Sussex Community Foundation. This event celebrated those working for the community in Hastings & the surrounding area.

Playland: Time for ourselves
27 June - 2 July 2017

Gallery Lock In
Little Western Street
Brighton BN1 2PU
Tuesday-Thursday 13.00-19.00
Friday-Sunday 11.00-17.00

The final presentation of Jivko Darakchiev's film People Pebble took place at this artist-led in Brighton. To ensure young people had a voice in their community, the public engagement element invited local young carers from Brighton Carers Centre to participate in the project. Two young carers & their support worker were involved in 2 art & creative writing workshops led by Evlynn Sharp, Brighton based performance poet & dramatist. The artworks & writing they produced & presented at Gallery Lock In reflected on how they have adapted to changes in their lives.  


Monday, 27 February 2017

Alternate Legacies
A selection of the photographs produced by Sharon Haward & Léonie Young featuring the objects & memorabilia from The Bridge workshop participants was exhibited in The Long Gallery, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery from 14 January-19 February 2017. 5,177 visitors had the opportunity to see the works & read the stories & memories associated with the photographs.

Seven large scale photo montages were installed on the outside of The Bridge Centre & a launch took place on 8 February. The photos will be visible to passers-by, local residents & Centre users throughout 2017. A selection of the photographs exhibited at the museum will be installed inside The Bridge Centre.

Workshop participants: Ron Bennett, Reg Benton, Tania Charman, Arline Daines, Dennis Daines, Sue Hadlow, Pauline Hyland, Joan Meleleu, Keith Meleleu, Val Riddle, Brenda Tindall, Moira Ward

Playland: People and communities
Worthing Museum  and Art Gallery
Chapel Road
West Sussex BN11 1HP

17 December 2016-22 April 2017
Open Tuesday-Saturday 10.00-17.00

The commissioned film 'People Pebble by Jivko Darakchiev is presented alongside artworks created and chosen by customers at Coastal Enterprises, Worthing . Working with artist & poet Gary Goodman, the participants produced monoprints, self portraits & townscapes which reflected senses of place and belonging.

A special viewing was held on Saturday 21 January which gave guests an opportunity to see & discuss the work with Darakchiev & the Coastal Enterprise customers.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Alternate Legacies - update

Workshops have taken place at The Bridge Community Centre on Thursdays from September through the beginning of December led by Sharon Haward & Léonie Young.

The workshops' theme has explored the local heritage, personal histories & stories. The group has been encouraged to bring in objects which have a personal significance; these have included a stoneware bottle dug up in a garden & women's magazines from WWII. Haward & Young have photographed these objects to create a range of images for the final large scale photographs.

The photographs will be installed on the gable wall & the front of The Bridge Community Centre in early January 2017. This will be coordinated with an exhibition of small format photos at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery 14 January-19 February 2017

Playland: There and Here opened at Electo Studios Project Space-ESPS, Seaside Road, St Leonards-on-Sea on 3 November 2016 until 20 November.

In addition to Darakchiev's film People Pebble, a still b/w lightbox image & series of b/w photographs shot in the film's locations, the exhibition's public engagement element featured a collection of photographs & a film of & by participants from The Links Project, St Leonards. These works captured the participants' encounters with local landscapes, community & heritage while reflecting their responses to time & place. Victoria Cristal, Lyudmila Georgieva & Igor Palmik chose to work in Alexandra Park, a place which held special memories for them. All elements were brought together in collaboration with artists Nicole Zaaroura & Sharon Haward & presented alongside Darakchiev's installation.

Playland: There and Here was realised through Hastings Borough Council's Match Funding Scheme