Hew Locke Artist Talk, presented by SoCo Artists


photo © Indra Khan


Saturday 17 September

2 – 3.30pm

fully accessible

£5 entrance, on door


Hastings Museum & Art Gallery

John’s Place

Bohemia Road


TN34 1 ET


Hew Locke’s work addresses recurring themes of visual expressions of power, trophies, globalisation, movement of people and the creation of cultures. He uses a wide range of media, including painting, drawing, photography and sculpture and extensively found objects and collage. His large scale sculptural works are constructed from everyday materials ranging from mass produced toys, souvenirs, cake decorations, sequins and plastic flowers. Locke exhibits his work widely both nationally and internationally, the most recent exhibition at Tate Britain being ‘Artist and Empire: Facing Britain’s Imperial Past’.

We are making a new collaborative and experimental work, Sea Crossing, in response to Hew Lock'e installation, For Those in Peril on the Sea (Folkestone Triennial 2011), and invited Hew to give this talk in Hastings. He will speak about the significance of his collection of made and found boats and the installation in Folkestone, as well as about his other works, interests and his concerns.


SoCo Artists Sea Crossing installation is at Electro Studios Project Space, 1 and 2 October. See Exhibitions for more information.


Both events are part of the ROOT 1066 International Festival of Contemporary Art http://www.1066contemporary.com/