As part of our on-going company development, Home Live Art has been supporting Co-Directors Mimi Banks and Jane Greenfield in their own personal and professional development. For Mimi, this has meant developing her design based work which has resulted in several commissions for Latitude, The Thrift Festival in Darlington, The Barbican’s recent Play On weekender and the Southbank’s annual Vintage New Year’s Eve Party. Meanwhile Jane, in collaboration with artist Guy Dartnell, has developed a creative space in Hastings for live art and performance based work.
Providing low cost rehearsal and residency space, the Earl Street Creative Space inhabits the top floor of an old warehouse and is dedicated to artists wanting to devise and undertake research and development. The aim of the space is to support the growing number of performance and combined arts practitioners re-locating to Hastings as well as providing support to visiting artists.
Already lined up to work in the space are Leslie Hill and Helen Paris of CURIOUS who will be using it for their DIY 13 workshop PRIVATE KEEP OUT and the recently formed Performance Network South East, initiated by Brighton University’s Claudia Kappenberg, which comprises of several key performance artists, organisations and recent graduates.
Importantly, Earl Street Creative Space will become the new official address for Home Live Art as well as a creative resource for some of the company’s future plans. Over the coming months, Jane will write a short blog on the space’s development but for now, here are a few images showing its transformation!
The development of Earl Street Creative Space has been supported by Arts Council England, Hastings Borough Council and East Sussex County Council Arts Partnership.