Staircase – New experimental art space

Claremont Studios are, this week, launching Staircase, a new experimental arts space devised by Sharon Haward and Annabel Tilley.

This maverick but perfectly formed space is literally situated on the staircase and landing of the second floor of the 12 Claremont Arts Space which is situated in the ever- popular and newly-burgeoning artists quarter of Hastings, known locally as the Trinity Triangle.

The idea behind this exhibition is to challenge artists to create experimental work that is motivated by the limitations of this unconventional space, as well as being inspired by the dynamic atmosphere of the various creative industries located within the building.

The launch show is entitled: Instruction No. 1 and has asked artists to ‘Make a piece of work about the space, in the space, for the space.’ It features site-specific artwork by Claremont Studios artists: Esther Appleyard, Xaverine Bates, Sarah Broome, Sharon Haward, Sarah Kimber, Caroline Le Breton, Annabel Tilley and Chris Watson. The show will be open over the Bank Holiday weekend, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 2-5 May from 2-6pm.