Apologies if you've been looking here for the latest shows at the Hastings Arts Forum. Unfortunately I haven't just been on a long holiday! I have had a back problem that means I can't lift, bend or sit so have been unable to help hang the new shows for quite a while. I have also been unable to sit at a computer so haven't even been able to review anything.
The only upside is that I've had time to think and have concluded that there obviously needs to be more people writing about art in Hastings.
As a consequence I have an idea for a Hastings based writer-in-residence project that will pair creative writing groups, journalists and students with local galleries. The writers will be resident for half a day in the galleries and will have to produce a piece of writing based on the experience. They could review the show or write a short story inspired by an image in that show. Other possibilities could be poetry or any other kind of creative piece that explores thoughts and feelings while immersed in a gallery.
Once I am more mobile again I will start working on a proposal for this project so watch this space. I will also try and post up a few images from upcoming Hastings Arts Forum shows even if I wont be able to sit down and write about them for a ittle while longer!