Guns of Hastings

Experiments with Melted plastic and packaging - photographed in the empty Observer building adjacent to Claremont.

Art Works at the De La Warr


This was an exhibition of work produced from the Project Paul residencies by children with special needs from Glyne Gap School, Bexhill and Hazel Court School in Eastbourne during two Art residences conducted in the autumn of 1986 by artists Kate Adams and Jonathan Cole. The residencies were mainly funded by the schools with additional grants coming from South East Arts. The exhibition was sited on the top floor where around 100 plaster casts and 60 etched copper plates were exhibited alongside some notable paintings. One; 'Rainbow Road', so huge it had to be positioned outside in the roof area. Kate wrote in the following in her forward to the exhibition;

'We employed techniques which were directly expressive of form, movement, gesture and cognitive engagement including direct methods of casting, mark making and painting. It was our intention that each child would have unaided access and engagement with the range of methods and media we employed. As far as possible we try to avoid being prescriptive'.

Following the exhibition much of the work of the work was permanently installed in the schools.

Philip Cole