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New Exhibitions for September 2016 - Visit 1066 Country

New Exhibitions for September 2016

2nd September 2016

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With the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings coming up fast, the ROOT 1066 International Festival is now under way. September kicks off with 10 cracking new exhibitions across 1066 Country – in Hastings; St Leonards, Pevensey, Robertsbridge and Rye.

There is no much happening in and around 1066 at the moment, it's great to feel the energy building as the 950th anniversary approaches.   These exciting exhibitions give an insight into how history informed our modern-day life and identity.  

  1. I Am A Norman     This outdoor photography exhibition explores ‘living history’ by depicting Hastings residents with Norman-derived surnames. Photographs will be on display at the Queens Road bus shelters and Hastings Station from 1 September to 2 October.
  2. We work in the dark      In a poignant year for unions remembered and ruptured, this free exhibition from the New Road Artists is inspired by Henry James’ The Europeans. The work will be exhibited at Rye Creative Centre from 3 September to 2 October. Free.
  3. Fishermen of Quiberville      John Cole has been in Normandy, capturing French fishermen (with a camera). From 3 September to 16 October their portraits will be hung around Rock a Nore, alongside their Hastings-based counterparts.
  4. Coastal Currents Open Studios     Hastings’ annual arts festival is back with ROOT 1066-tinted spectacles. The ever-popular programme allows free access to a range of local artists and the way they work. Open studios will run over two weekends: 3-4 and 10-11 September.
  5. Another Crossing     Bern O’Donoghue and Giovanna Del Sarto explore hazardous journeys and dangerous crossings, along with some of the issues and myths surrounding migration in 2016. Murmurations Gallery, 3 September and 2 October, free.
  6. Harold’s Grave     Much has been made about King Harold’s death – including this installation by international artist Alice Schÿler Mallet. Mallet’s golden-stone structure will open at Pevensey castle from 7 September to 1 October.
  7. Edith Digital Pinholes     Anonymous Bosch accompanied Andrew Kötting on a walk from Waltham Abbey to St Leonards for a new film about King Harold’s mistress, Edith Swan Neck. His pinhole camera photographs from the journey will be exhibited at the BlackShed Gallery, from 7 September to 1 October. Free.
  8. A New Language     Curated by Chris Winter, an international group of artists will exhibit their work at the Observer Building. Unique and challenging, the exhibition explores the culture shift initiated by 1066. From 10-25 September, free.
  9. Drift     Project Art Works work with people with complex needs, and this three-part sound and video installation invites you to experience your town from new perspectives. It will be on display from 10 September to 16 October in Warrior Square Station; Bottle Alley and the East Hill Lift.
  10. Martin Honeysett     A major exhibition of cartoons including historical works, a retrospective of artwork by Martin Honeysett and contemporary work produced by cartoonists and workshop participants on the theme of ‘when cultures collide’. Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, 15 September to January 2017, free.

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