Soco Exhibitions, Installations and Reviews

Webs and Nets, September 2008


Soco – In Conversation:

Webs and Nets – The Exhibition

Thursday 4th September 2008
7.15 - 9.30pm
The Beacon, Hastings

Penny Precious leads our second discussion on “WEBS and NETS”, and will outline the plan for Soco's touring Textiles Exhibition in 2009. 
Other presenting artists will include:

Carly Ralph who uses reclaimed materials from the local shoreline, eroded fragments and fibers, metal, rope and plastics.

Lorna Dallas-Conte, textile artist, collaborated with painter Carolyn Jackson in the recent Soco ‘Conversations' event. Together, they conversed and created an extraordinary piece of artwork that exposes layers of personal memories and emotions through metaphors with the folds, tears and darns and stains that are traces left by the ‘lives' of textiles.

Penny will explain submission requirements for the exhibition, and talk about taking textiles beyond existing boundaries to explore exciting and diverse directions.

Wine and food provided £5.00

To reserve places email :

Late arrivals will not be admitted. This is to prevent disruption to artists' presentations

Conversations, July - August 2008


" conversations"
An exhibition of experimental work resulting from a wide variety of conversations between artists. 
Join us for afternoon tea, cake and good conversation between 3pm and 6pm on Saturday 26 July at 
The Beacon
67-68 St Mary's Terrace

Exhibition open
Monday 28th July to Saturday 2nd August 
3pm – 6pm 
Monday 4th August to Friday 8th August 
3pm –6pm

SoCo (South Coast Artists) 
Funded by Arts Council England

For map and directions see

Shadowlands, March 2008


Shadowlands: 15th -27th March 

An exhibition of work by SoCo members exploring their own personal interpretation of shadow and light. 

Guest Artists: Gus Cummins, Vanessa Fowler 

Arts Forum Galleries 1 and 2
36 Marina 
St. Leonards on Sea. 

Exhibition open daily 11am to 5pm

We are East Sussex Hospitals, September - November 2007



 "We Are Here . . . at East Sussex Hospitals" 
(Selected South Coast Artists)  
Conquest Hospital, Main Exhibition Area, Level 3 (Outpatients)

Exhibition Dates: 
3 September - 25 November 2007 
Open Daily 9am - 6pm 

Exhibition continues at Eastbourne District General Hospital

Soco Sea, September 2007


SOCO SEA:  22- 23 September from 11am

A display of work by SOCO members in the English Wine tent during the Seafood & Wine Festival

Grace Lau at Tate Britain. September 2007


Grace Lau at Tate Britain

until 22nd September 2007

Exhibiting work originating from her Portraiture Now Exhibition (for details please click here)  and from 13th July at Photofusion.



Hastings Summer 2005 © Grace Lau
click on the image to see a larger one

Emergency Response, September 2007

emergency response

 Rye Harbour Church
1 - 5pm Sunday 2nd & 9th September
Peter White: film - Rachel Spring: sculpture 
free admission

the emergency: 
Rye Harbour Church empty during Coastal Currents

the response:
neighbours SoCo member Rachel Spring and Hastings Old Town Fisherman Peter White take 5 days in 2 weeks to respond 


Hastings 2007 © Peter White 

Peter ties his video to the mast and fishes, pausing occasionally to photograph the coastline .

to see images from the resulting exhibition on Rachel's website please click here

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