Hastings Heritage Art Trail 2018
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Hastings Heritage & Art Trail

Launching Sept 2018

The trail will be multidimensional walking tour taking in 10 central locations that have not largely changed for over 25 years. Each place has been chosen for its amazing atmosphere and fascinating design history.

Hastings born artist Maxine Beuret will photograph each location.

These images will be displayed at each of the stops on the trail alongside historical information and some relevant artefacts from Hastings Museum collection.

Inspired by the trial user are encourage to create their own videos and photographs, which will also be displayed along the trial and on the website.

Some examples are shown below!

GHOST TRAIN

Following on from the post-war seaside holiday boom, the Flamingo Park Ghost Train was built in 1962.

The original cars and track are still in use today. Dare you take a ride?

Flamingo Park Ghost Train.
Pelham Roundabout in Hastings.
PELHAM ROUNDABOUT

Pelham Roundabout Fountain was built in 1960. Led by Mr Baxter it was designed and constructed by Hastings Borough Council to improve traffic flow east to west. Threatened with demolition in 2013, the fountain was saved after a campaign by local people and completely refurbished.

WEST HILL LIFT

Built in 1890 The West Hill Lift retains its original wooden Victorian coaches, and also runs through a tunnel.

The West Hill itself offers some of the town’s most remarkable views, stretching round to Beachy Head in the west and out across the Channel, the busiest sea lane on the world.

West Hill Cliff Lift in Hastings UK.

News

We’ll be sharing updates and latest news about the Trail here, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

Trail Partners

Maxine Beuret is an artist whose practice combines a research-based approach, utilising elements of ethnography and design history, with an expressive response to place and aesthetics.

Maxine works in partnership on themed projects, often lasting several years to create a substantial body of work. Two of her recent projects have been purchased by national museums.

In Situ.

At each trail location In Situ design collective will design a display cabinets to show the photographs, text and relevant historical artefacts. This will create an engaging depiction of each place in its own special atmosphere. Publicity material will encourage people to take new pictures in response to the trail – that will be added to the display.

Sussex University Centre for Life History.

Sussex University Centre for Life History will be running oral history workshops to train volunteers to interview people involved in the places and record key environmental sounds. These interviews and sounds will be combined with the photographs into short one videos depicting each location, that will then be featured on the trail website.

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery.

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery curator Cathy Walling will help choose a selection of artefacts from the museum collection that will be displayed to complement the artwork and demonstrate the heritage and social history of each site.

Old Hastings Preservation Society.

A great source of local historic knowledge will come from the support of the Old Hastings Preservation Society, who will host participant workshops at the History House in the old town.

Supported using public funding from Arts Council England.

Contact Us

If you have questions, suggestions or comments about the Hastings Heritage Art Trail, or would like to find out more, please feel free to contact us using the details below, of the contact form.

We will also be launching our social media channels shortly.

(+44) 07970 104299

info@hastingstrail.co.uk