Archive 2009

Highlights of events 2009

1a-projects_dizraeli1b-projects_sm_cbradiatorChristmas Bizarre
10 – 12 December 2009
An irresistible mix of performance, fantasy and festive craft – to make your christmas shopping an unforgettable experience… Browse through the Hall of Stalls with it’s fabulous array of jewellery, ceramics, textiles and other gorgeous gifts from specially selected local designer makers. Over three days our magical menu of performances includes aerialists, opera, rap and pop in a specially created winter wonderland.

2a-projects_2ndstreet 2b-projects_sm_2ndstreet2nd STREET
Young People’s Performance Showcase
9 December 2009
Top artists from AudioActive’s Hip Hop Foundation in Brighton including UK DMC finalists Surgical Cuts and Hines (Slip Jam B) ran master classes for all levels in Hastings and Rye and culminated in 10 minute Platform Performances.

3a-projects_masterclass 3b-projects_sm_masterclass2Masterclasses at The School
10th October 2009
Award winning graphic novelist Julian Hanshaw ran a day long masterclass. a broad range of students learned how to select and visualise the dramatic moments in a story to create their own comic strip. This masterclass is a potential forerunner to a 12 week course to produce a bound collection of illustrated short stories.

4a-projects_lunch 4b-projects_sm_artistslunchResident’s Lunch
7th October 2009
Our bi-monthly lunch for resident artists and companies has become so popular, we have had to move to the function room to accommodate us all! A great opportunity to meet new residents, catch up on the latest news and events.


5a-projects_hearts 5b-projects_sm_heartsHearts and Bones
2 – 4 October 2009
Works on canvas and paper from Surrealist artists Kathleen Fox, Guy Girard and Wedgwood Steventon. Parisian artist Guy Girard was resident at The School through September. He exhibited works created during his residency as well as collaborating with Kathleen and Wedgwood using a joint action painting technique.

6a-projects_katewalters 6b-projects_sm_kate3Todds Gallery presents
At the Seashore of Worlds
Paintings by Kate Walters
25 – 27 September 2009
Twice shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize, Cornish artist Kate Walters returned to the area with an exhibition of her latest works presented by Todds Gallery.

7a-projects_studios 7b-projects_sm_osdrinksOpen Studios
12, 13, 19 and 20 September 2009
A chance to visit the work of our resident painters, illustrators, sculptors, weavers, jewellers and textile artists as part of Coastal Currents Arts Festival. Plus free taster workshops run by Nick Archer and Danny Pockets.


8a-projects_ksink 8b-projects_sm_kitchenKitchen Sink
9, 12, 13, 19 and 20 September 2009
A provocative and exciting multi-media installation curated by Danny Pockets and Nikki Tompsett featuring the work of 20 artists from Sheffield, London and East Sussex.


9a-projects_jenny1 9b-projects_sm_jennyActs of Boobiness
Jenny Edbrooke
9 September 2009
A performance installation lasting four hours during which time spectators were free to come and go as they wish. The resulting works were on view during Open Studios fortnight.


10a-projects_aerialwshop 10b-projects_sm_aerialAerial Workshop
25, 26 and 27 August 2009
Lorraine Moynehan of What Goes Up introduced participants to aerial work (trapeze, rope, silks). The workshops were both physically challenging and dramatically inspiring, exploring transitions from the floor to higher levels and painted strong visual images in the air.


11a-projects_ydssummer 11b-projects_sm_ydssummerGet Creative this Summer
Aerialism Skills, 27, 28, 29 July / Street Art 29, 30, 31 July / Make a Film 29, 30, 31 July / Weaving 4, 5, 6 August / Graphic Novel 17, 18, 19 August
The School hosted our first summer programme of activities for young people in Rother in partnership with the Youth Development Service. An exciting range of free activities for young people age 12 to 16.

12a-projects_classandcorruption1 12b-projects_sm_C&CClass and Corruption
13 – 21 June 2009
A newly commissioned play in a re-commissioned building.
Written, conceived and composed by Christine Harmar-Brown and Steve Clark.


13a-projects_street 13b-projects_sm_streetSTREET
Young People’s Performance Showcase
17 June 2009
Top artists from AudioActive’s Hip Hop Foundation in Brighton including UK DMC finalists Surgical Cuts and Hines (Slip Jam B) ran masterclasses for all levels in Hastings and Rye and culminated in 10 minute Platform Performances.

14a-projects_runway 14b-projects_sm_runwayRUNWAY at Rye: Roz Cran and Sharon Haward
Residency by RUNWAY artists without studios (a network based in Hastings and St. Leonards) May 2009.
Open afternoon 30 May 2009. /


15a-projects_panel15b-projects_sm_panelPanel Discussion with Oral Historian and Broadcaster Alan Dein
26 May 2009
Members of the public are invited to attend a discussion on the theme:
‘The use of buildings in transition as a community resource in rural areas’.


16a-projects_aerialists 16b-projects_sm_aerialistLorraine Moynehan Showcase
8 May 2009
Lorraine showcased work in development on her new project with us this Friday and will be running a summer school for adults and children.


17a-projects_openday Open Day
18 April 2009
A chance to visit the brand new Creative Centre and discover what’s on offer, visit our Open Studios and meet the artists, take part in some taster workshops and contribute to our Memories project.


18a-projects_cp 18b-projects_sm_cpCreative Partnerships Training Day: Introduction to Working in Schools, 25 February 2009
Aimed at people in the creative industries that haven’t worked in schools. A thorough introduction to working in schools, and the basics of Creative Partnerships practice. The day included the nuts and bolts of CRB checks and insurance, working in partnership with schools, the challenges of working with young people, plus practical ideas for workshops.

19a-projects_choirlaunch 19b-projects_sm_choirlaunchClass and Corruption
Choir Launch
25 January 2009
An invitation to participate with an exciting new musical production for June 2009 in Rye. Singing workshop with west-end M.D. Steve Clark, meet the C&C team, tea and cake. Everyone was welcome – bathroom singers especially!