Soco Exhibitions, Installations and Reviews

Glasshouse in the Garage, Coastal Currents Festival, September 2014


design: Debi Angel


As part of the Coastal Currents Arts Festival 2014, SoCo Artists present new experimental work based on Alexandra Park and its 1920's Glasshouse, bringing attention to the restoration work of the Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group. (Scroll over to find out more about their project.)


Where: The Garage, Mercatoria, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex TN38 0EB (next to St Clement's Restuarant)

Open: from 11am – 5pm on Friday - Sunday 5 –7 and Thursday - Sunday 11 –14 September

We are delighted that Maheswari Annadurai (Lakshmi) of the Lakshmi Mahal on Western Road, St Leonards will be joining us again to make decorative Kolam chalk drawings onto the floor around the doorway and in the installation space.

This youtube clip from South India gives some idea of Kolam drawings:







RUNWAY artists (Roz Cran and Sharon Haward) invite you to come and be part of a live artwork TIME TO STAND AND STARE on Whitstable seafront on SUNDAY 8 JUNE 2014.  This is part of the Satellite programme for Whitstable Biennale. See the attachment below for further information.

Please wear black or dark clothes. We will meet outside the Old Neptune pub, Marine Terrace, CT5 1EJ at 11.45 for 12 noon start.  We will walk east along the coast, at intervals we will stop, stand still and stare, be quiet in the landscape.  RUNWAY will take photographs.  You will be able to sign up for a photo to be sent to you (please bring £3 cash).  Walk will be less than an hour.

There is plenty to do in Whitstable, fish stalls, trendy shops, picturesque harbour. But arrive early as the car parks fill up.  We have one space in the car - let me know if you'd like come with us.

Scrolll over text to see Facebook page:  RUNWAY - artists without studios 
email:    Sharon tel: 07958 615 413


Rituals and Relics, The Crypt Gallery, St Mary in the Castle, Hastings, April 2014





SoCo artists celebrate a return to St Mary in the Castle with their latest exhibition 'Rituals and Relics', a lively collection of works by over twenty five artists. The Crypt Gallery will be overflowing with paintings, prints, textile art, stained glass and installations inspired by the venue as a site of sign and symbol, transformation and renewal.

Writing Workshop: RITE TO WRITE, a workshop inspired by the exhibition will take place in the gallery on Thursday 8 May 2.00-4.00pm, facilitated by Rose Miller. Open to anyone over 21 yrs, no booking necessary. Entry free. Please arrive by 2pm.

Exhibition Dates: Friday 25 April - Saturday 10 May

Open: 11am - 5pm daily

Venue: St Mary in the Castle

7 Pelham Crescent
East Sussex
TN34 3AF

Scroll over to find out more about St Mary in the Castle

Review of Rituals and Relics:
Rituals and Relics had around 1000 visitors! A review of the exhibition by Roz Cran, 'SoCo Artists bring Rituals and Relics to the Crypt', has been published on Hastings Online Times (scroll over to link to HOT).

Images from the exhibition, taken by Carly Ralph:



















RED, Trinity Gallery, Hastings, 2013



RED is SoCo Artists second exhibition of members’ work at Trinity Gallery. For this show, members have been challenged to make work in any medium but incorporating the colour red in some form.

Why red? Red is hot, the colour of blood, the flag of revolution, of ketchup, post boxes and sunsets. So visitors should expect some inspirational and thought provoking work from SoCo members, who have to contain the width of their work to within 40cm but with no height restriction. This will undoubtedly be a show packed full of surprises!

Exhibiting artists are:

Una Aldridge,  Paul Bartholomew,  Jennie Bayntun,  Lynne Bingham, Angie Braven,  Claire Buckley,  Patrick Burton,  Sinéid Codd,  Francoise Cooper, Roz Cran, Tim Cross,  Jean Davey Winter,  Judy Dewsbery,  Maryln Edwards,  Marilyn Hallam,  Jill Hartman,  Heather Hookey,  Helen Hunt,  Adrienne Hunter,  Nicola Jackson,  Geoff Johnson,  Grace Lau,  Gina Lelliott,  Rose Miller,  Mary Morris,  Jen Painter,  Anna Pontonutti,  Carly Ralph,  Katherine Reekie,  David Reeve, Kate Tudgay,  Harry Snook,  Nicola Urling Clark.

RED is open from 28 November to 11 December, Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 5.00pm and Saturdays from 11.00am to 4.00pm, at Trinity Gallery, 8 Trinity Street, Hastings, TN34 1HG.

For more information about Trinity Gallery please visit

Read SoCo Artist, Roz Cran's thought provoking review of RED on Hastings Online Times (HOT)



Losing Gravity, Curwen Gallery, London, November 2013

SoCo Artist, Sinéid Codd is exhibiting a new collection of monotype prints, Losing Gravity, at the Curwen Gallery, London from 31 October - 27 November.

This exhibition has been featured in the Wall Street International:


Curwen Gallery, Windmill Street, W1T 2JR

Monday - Friday 10-6, Saturday 11-5