Soco News

LINE at Hastings Railway Station

LINE is an exhibition curated by EDGE featuring Grace Lau, Roz Cran, Lauris Morgan-Griffiths, Lucinda Wells and Nicole Zaaoura.

October 1st-31st in the two Platform Waiting Rooms and the Bridge at Hastings Railway Station.

Ebb & Flow at Hastings Arts Forum

Several SoCo members are showing in the textiles show 'Ebb & Flow' at Hastings Arts Forum.

Each day the artists will be working on textile pieces, there are 3 workshops and the Private View is Thursday 8 October 6.30-8.30pm.

Paul Bartholomew show at Hastings Arts Forum

SoCo Artists member Paul Bartholomew invites you to the private view of his new exhibition at the Hastings Arts Forum. Please see the attached for details.

He is giving a talk on Saturday 13 November at 2.30pm, to which all SoCo members are warmly invited.

SoCo Artists Studio Visit No. 2: Charlotte Snook's Studio

A group of our members went to Charlotte's Studio last Saturday for a stimulating and enjoyable discussion of her work and process and materials. Many questions were asked and Charlotte had provided a fascinating display of paintings, drawings and sculpture. This small informal meeting afforded a forum for art talk and a time for members to get to know each other and to make all sorts of links. And a horse chestnut tree may have been saved from the chop.  
Charlotte is working on a new website.

Details of Studio Visit No. 3 will be sent out to members soon.

SoCo Artists Coastal Currents 2015

The Garage Art Sale
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 September
12am – 5pm (in The Garage, Mercatoria)

Garage door

Roll up for our amazing SoCo Artists & Friends Studio Sale.

Grab yourself a bargain: paintings, prints, drawings, 3D work; art materials, easels, cards & curious objects.

If you want to sell work we have 15 spaces, which all include a table approx 200 x 50cm and wall space, also room for a browser.

£15 per table for 2 x days

£10 for 1 day

You can share a table, but one artist needs to make the booking. To secure your place, please send an email to

Member Felicity Montague at Object d*epoch showroom

Felicity Montaigu - Land, Sea, Beautifully

To inaugurate the new Object d*epoch showroom/shop at 12 Courthouse Street, Hastings. OD*E present the work of Felicity Montaigu.
Over the last 20 plus years the artist Felicity Montaigu has been exploring the fine line between the land and sea.
 Her work involves recording images observed directly from landscape; in drawings, watercolors and oil studies. Her eye is drawn to where the land is mountainous, a landscape of hidden valleys and the changing seas.
Throughout the year she can be found in both the South of France, Westmoreland and more recently the seas and shores of East Anglia and Sussex.

The exhibition will contain Felicity’s vibrant oil paintings and watercolors, spanning the more recent years from early 2000 to the present.
Exhibition dates 24 July – 17 Sept 2015
OD*E opening times 11.30am to 5.30pm Friday to Monday.
12 Courthouse Street, Old Town, Hastings TN34 3AU.

Member show: Gillian Metcalfe

Gillian Metcalfe at Rye Society of Artists Summer Exhibition
Aug 1st–31st

(this year in the Dance Hall, Community Centre, Conduit St, Rye (the steep cobbled way going down beside Adams Newsagents in the High Street, or up from the market car park and Rope Walk).
Piece accepted (non-member): "My Friend Beaky" - acrylic on double canvas, of my friendly rook.

Also Smallhythe Gallery for Contemporary Art in September showing works on burnt paper, book work, and installations.

SoCo Artists AGM 2015

Our AGM will be held at the White Rock Hotel, Hastings, TN34 1JU from 7pm on Thursday 30 July.



We are pleased to announce that The Language of Green exhibition by SoCo Artists, shown recently at St Mary in the Castle, is to have its life extended at the Conquest Hospital, Hastings. The exhibition will open on 11 June 2015 and run until 19 August and contain selected specific works from the St Mary in the Castle hanging.

ROCK screening of video STONE aka ROCK

You are invited to a screening of STONE renamed ROCK by Roz Cran on Thursday 28 May 2015 4-6pm

SoCo Artist Roz Cran is Artist in Residence at The Art School in Rock House.

Art School, Rock House
2nd Floor, (next to old Observer Building)
Cambridge Road, Hastings TN34 1DT

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