Xaverine Bates, Alexander Brattell, Helen Brooker, Helder Clara, Mark Dumbrell & Samantha Cawson, Roy Eastland, Martin Everett, Tina Hill, Tracy Jones, Cathryn Kemp, Grace Lau, Franny Swann, Lucinda Wells, Patricia Wilson Smith. Curated by Cathryn Kemp



Non Linear 2. Alexander Brattell 2012. Digital enlargements from 11"x14" silver gelatin prints.



Telling Stories: Hastings preview invitation. Photograph by Alexander Brattell from Reliquiae by Cathryn Kemp


Read the exhibition catalogue

Foreword by Cathryn Kemp, essay by Stephen Bull
Designed by Playne Design. Zetetic Press 2012
ISBN: 978-0-9569773-4-2



"Guerilla gurus Zeroh join forces with Telling Stories: to create Off The Wall; a ‘secret city’ art project led by QR codes. Each of the Telling Stories: artists showcases a new commission which can only be viewed via a smart phone QR reader. The printed designs are placed around the town centre, taking artwork out of the gallery and into the heart of the community".



"Eleven Twenty Two"
can be viewed directly here.



The Telling Stories: project showcases exciting commissions by multi-disciplinary artists from Hastings & Margate in a form of creative & cultural exchange. As a touring exhibition with associated events, workshops & performances, Telling Stories: aims to bring contemporary art to the coastal communities, both of which are undergoing regeneration led by the arts.

Telling Stories: Hastings involves fourteen artists whose practice is strongly linked with either town; seven from Hastings & seven artists from Margate. The core exhibition takes place at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, running from 22 September, 2012, to 13 January, 2013.

The practitioners have developed new works under the umbrella concept of ‘telling stories’ in a bid to engage wide audiences & broach the intellectual & metaphysical space between artist, viewer & art object. The artists share their stories in the hope that the viewer immerses into the storytelling with their own narrative powers.


Telling Stories: Hastings was supported by Arts Council England.





Telling Stories: is a series of touring exhibitions. The first event brought together seven artists; six from Hastings and one from Margate as Telling Stories: Margate.

The artists were Alexander Brattell, Sineid Codd, Dawn Cole, Martin Everett, Cathryn Kemp, Louise Kenward and Lucinda Wells
with performance work by dance artist Yumino Seki.

Telling Stories: Margate at Marine Studios was proud to be part of Pushing Print Fringe 2011.

Telling Stories: Margate was supported by Arts Council England.