The Crypt Gallery at St Mary in the Castle is an exhibition space unique to the building. With its rich history as a burial for members of the Churches congregation, the crypt is brimming with atmosphere and intrigue. The alcoves make it a perfect space for group shows, or for dividing different aspects of your work, and lends itself to the installation of multi-media artworks.
The space has been used to exhibit the art of international and local artists and has been a key location for local arts festivals, including Coastal Currents and the PhotoHastings season.
St Mary in the Castle has played host to numerous high profile exhibitions, most notably a Lee Miller and Roland Penrose Surrealist Exhibition that ran alongside a performance in our auditorium of ‘The Angel and the Fiend’, a dramatic reading of the life of Lee Miller.
Running concurrently with major exhibitions at the De La Warr Pavilion, St Mary in the Castle has begun hosting exhibitions in partnership with Project Artworks.
As well as being located in the centre of Hastings, the space receives through traffic from the St Marys restaurant and attendees to the many St Mary in the Castle events.
Here at St Marys we endeavour to have an excellent visual arts program that compliments the beauty of the building and places us at the centre of the emerging arts scene here in Hastings.
Larion studied life drawing and sculpture at Camberwell Art School in the late 60's.
This work has been previously exhibited at Cranleigh Arts Centre Surrey, MKT Drayton Arts Centre Shropshire, Theatre by the Lake Keswick, Cumbria, Candid Gallery Islington, and Jeannie Avent Gallery East Dulwich.
"My Work has undergone a change of direction for this exhibition, in as much as I have only recently discovered the joys of Acrylic paint. It has such versatility. It can be applied to canvas in a similar way to oils and can also take on the characteristics of watercolour and used wet on wet. My subject matter is taken from a broad base of interests. Tributes to other artists, both with us still and passed on. Breaking waves and beach scenes, Marine seascapes, Forests and Political Comment."
Through The Lens is a seven-day photographic festival from 31st August to 8th September 2018, which will be held at St Mary In The Castle, Hastings, East Sussex. This is a must-see event for any photographer, photo-enthusiast, keen amateur or anyone who wants to see the world through a different lens.