Monday, 17 November 2014

The outdoor site on St Johns Road, The SPACE, will be closed for the winter season from mid-November 2014 until mid-March 2015.
The SPACE's temporary projects & events will move to indoor locations during this period.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Johan Muyle's exhibition Fortunately thoughts are silent opened at Electro Studios Project Space (ESPS) on Friday 3 October 2014. It runs until 26 October and is open Saturday & Sunday from 12.00-17.00 & by appointment.

Johan Muyle is a Belgian artist with an international career who lives & works in Li├Ęge & Bruxelles. His work is characterised by dialogue & unique interconnections. Whether in the form of motorised assemblages or large scale installations, visual & formal paradoxes are the stimulus for a critical reading of culture & society. Muyle's work engages the viewer in an analytical evaluation of their cultural assumptions, which have become highly destabilised in an era of image overload & globalisation.

Fortunately thoughts are silent features motorised sculptures, drawing & photographs, some of which document his recent intervention at St Benedict in St Leonards.


Thursday, 2 October 2014

Dan Bass's project 'Work' opened on Friday 26 September at The SPACE & The Kiosk in Bottle Alley.

His installation of four trestle structures with vibrant colour photos, a humorous acknowledgement to Robert Tressell,
 is attracting attention from local residents & passers-by. In Bottle Alley, Bass has installed three photo montages with images reflecting aspects of the world of work.

A Q&A session with the artist takes place at Electro Studios Project Space on Saturday 18 October from 19.00-20.30.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Fuite 2013

Landfill 2011
Tempo Arts is working in collaboration with Electro Studios Project Space (ESPS) presenting exhibitions and events which link The SPACE in St Leonards town centre to the seafront.

Water - artists' film and moving image
Saturday 27 September 2014 19.00-21.30
A free event & an opportunity to meet the artists

Jivko Darakchiev - 'Leak' 2013
Andrew Kotting - 'Landfill' 2011, 'Edgeland Mutter' 2009, 'Jaunt' 1995
Mordant Music - 'The Dry Dock Dybbuk' 2010
Colin Priest - 'The Dance of the Neptune Plant' 2014

ESPS is located on Seaside Road, St Leonards-on-Sea TN38 0AL

The Dry Dock Dybbuk 2010
The Dance of the Neptune Plant 2014

'Dan Bass: Work' opens at The SPACE, St Johns Road & The Kiosk, Bottle Alley, St Leonards lower promenade on Friday 26 September and continues until 2 November 2014. The launch event is at The SPACE on the 26th from 18.30-20.00.

Dan Bass lives & works in Margate, his practice covers photography, film, painting & installations. This new project is informed by his research in Hastings & St Leonards where he learned that the well-known author Robert Noonan had been a resident of the town who adopted the pen name of Robert Tressell (Trestle). This choice of name can be seen as a direct reference to the author's working life as a painter & director and sign writer.

Bass will install several sculptures made from trestle legs in The SPACE, these will incorporate photographic images which relate to his practice as both an artist and a technician. Other images will be installed at The Kiosk where the viewer has the opportunity to see the work in detail.

'Dan Bass: Work' is a PhotoHastings project and is supported by The Hastings and St Leonards Foreshore Charitable Trust & Community First through the Community Development Foundation

Friday, 22 August 2014

Coding Driftwood, an installation by Rotterdam artist Maurice Meewisse opened at The SPACE on 25 July & will remain on site until mid September. During July, Meewisse collected driftwood from the beach in Hastings, St Leonards, Little Galley Hill & Cooden Beach as well as using sections of groynes from the Environment Agency. With a set of self-made branding irons in the shape of letters, Meewisse marked each piece of wood with data on it's source, possible type & origin.
Aiming to de-romanticise driftwood, Meewisse's intervention addresses methodology, classification & discipline.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

The launch of 'A smoke absorber shaped like an OWLL' took place at The Roomz on Wednesday 25 June 2014. It was an opportunity to celebrate the work produced in the four workshops led by Jaye Ho and Baron Mordant in collaboration with OWLLs. The event was attended by the Mayor of Hastings Cllr Bruce Dowling, Deputy Mayor Judy Rogers, Cllr Jeremy Birch, Leader of the Council, Cllr Kim Forward & Cllr Trevor Webb. Jaye Ho created a series of black & white portraits of the OWLLs (Older, Wiser, Loving Life) & Baron Mordant produced 'A smoke absorber shaped like an OWLL'  a new sound piece which combined the OWLLs selected sounds with the artist's adaptations. Both the photographs & sound piece can be accessed at The Roomz through 27 July.
Cllr Trevor Webb & David Merryfield

Cllr Jeremy Birch meets the OWLLs

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Rotterdam artist Niels Post has two text based installations in St Leonards which can be seen through mid-June 2014. 'On Spam, Lectori Salutem #2' is located in The SPACE on St Johns Road & is a new work which continues Post's interest in appropriating spam messages & transforming them into accessible & thought-provoking pieces. The other installation 'On Spam, Comment Spam #20 can be found on one of the boarded-up spaces on Bottle Alley, St Leonards' lower promenade. Both works are popular with local residents/passers-by & encourage conversations about art in empty sites.
Post's work is supported by Centrum Beeldende Kunst (CBK) Rotterdam.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Tempo Arts Ltd has recently received funding from the Community Partnership Fund Small Grant Programme to continue arts-led workshops at The Roomz in St Leonards for the participants of the Dementia Support Group - The OWLLS.
On 16 April, Hastings artists Jaye Ho & Ian Hicks led the first workshop for ten OWLLS & three carers. The artists introduced & discussed the activities which will centre on drawing, sound making & music - all of which will be shaped by the OWLLS' comments & ideas. Three more sessions & an exhibition will follow.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

'St Leonards Foundary', Colin Priest's place-specific work opened on 15 March & is attracting attention from local residents & passers-by. Colin Priest & Christine Francis, Burtons' St Leonards Society were 'in conversation' on Saturday 22 March at St Leonards Parish Church discussing 'St Leonards Foundary' & its links to the architectural heritage of St Leonards.
'St Leonards Foundary is supported byThe National Lottery through Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts programme, Hastings and St Leonards Foreshore Charitable Trust, Community First through the Community Development Foundation & University for the Arts London. 

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Tempo Arts has recently been awarded funding from Hastings and St Leonards Foreshore Charitable Trust to expand on their programme of temporary visual arts projects and community events in St Leonards. Christine Gist, director of Tempo Arts and artist/curator will work with artists on new projects in The SPACE which link to St Leonards' seafront and other areas of the town.
The first project in the 2014 series is 'St Leonards Foundary', a place-specific temporary work by Colin Priest, a London-based artist, architect and educator. His project will run from 13 March through 13 April. The launch event is Saturday 15 March from 12.00-2.00.

Tempo Arts also has a new logo designed by artist Sharon Haward.