My Heart Belongs to Hastings

23 September 2012

The project, My Heart Belongs to Hastings launches during the Coastal Currents Arts Festival with an unveiling of the sculpture on 23rd September at Goats Ledge, St. Leonards on Sea. The commission will become a permanent sculpture on the seafront to be enjoyed and contributed to by everyone.

Residents from and visitors to Hastings will have the opportunity to contribute and be part of the sculpture in a series of workshops leading up to the unveiling where they will have the opportunity to decorate a padlock with a message, love token, or their initials, as a reminder and souvenir of their participation in the artwork. Each padlock will represent an individual member of the community, who will all contribute their personalised padlock to the artwork. The sculpture will be created using reclaimed greenheart groyne timbers from Pevensey Bay coastal defence work, each wooden post weathered by years of saltwater and spray.

On Saturday 22nd September, Brigitte Orasinski, our Artistic Director will be discussing the project in a free public talk at the Stade Hall in Hastings from 5-7.30pm. A workshop will be run alongside this inviting all who attend to decorate a padlock. This is FREE and padlocks and materials will be provided.

There will be two further, free, public workshops to decorate a padlock at 10.30am and 2.30pm on Friday 21st September at the Stade Hall on the Stade in Hastings.

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