Glasshouse Talk, The Garage, July 2014

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Friday 18 July

7pm for 7.30pm at the Garage, Horse & Groom, Mercatoria, TN38 0EB

Entrance: £3 for SoCo Artists and Greenhouse Group members, £4 others

Last year, SoCo's Garden in the Garage exhibition for Coastal Currents 2013 was largely considered the best group show across the Festival! It contained drawing, painting, installation, digital photography - all based on gardens / gardening. The successful project process for producing this cohesive exhibition included meetings and an evening event as well as drawing workshops. As part of our talk we will be showing images from last years exhibition, including the marvellous contribution from Moveable Feast!

This year, Glasshouse in the Garage will present new experimental works based on Alexandra Park, its environs and the 1920's greenhouse. Our exhibition, as a well publicised event for Coastal Currents, brings awareness to the work of the Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group, across the local community and beyond.

speakers:
Dr Phil Askew, Landscape Architect, Urban Designer and Horticulturalist 
Since 2008 he has led the design and construction of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as a centrepiece for the 2012 Olympic Games and subsequently its transformation into the largest new urban park constructed in the UK for over a century. The talk will focused on the design and construction of this -  a unique new park both in the UK but also globally.

Linda Pearson, Alexandra Park Greenhouse Group
Linda will give an overview on the aspirations of The Greenhouse Group, who are working on the restoration of the 1920's greenhouse and planning it's new future as a community resource. She will and to promote community awareness in both Hastings and St. Leonards as the park links the two areas.

Find out more about the project at:
http://www.historichastings.co.uk/Alexandra_Park/alexandra_park_greenhouse_group.php

SoCo Artists
A presentation revisiting the experimental work of 2013's exhibition, Garden in the Garage. SoCo Artists have been holding meetings at Alexandra Park over the last few months and some artists will talk about the work they are developing.