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Article: Hastings Open 2020

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Hastings Open 2020

Hastings Open 2020

Hastings Open 2020: 27th August 2020 to 3rd January 2021

Richard is proud to have two works selected for the inaugural Hastings Open exhibition at the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery (HMAG).

Handmade Etching on Steel 'Delicate Stems' by Richard Spare

Including Delicate Stems a recently rediscovered etching on steel from the early eighties, drawn shortly after working with Hockney.

Handmade drypoint and watercolour print 'The Showmen' by Richard Spare

Hastings Open is a major open-entry art show celebrating the creative talent of artists and makers from across the world. The exhibition brings together 91 pieces by 77 visual artists working in painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, print, photography, digital, audio, mixed-media and video selected from over 1,700 submissions by a panel of guest judges:

  • Kate Adams - artist and CEO Project Art Works, Hastings, in collaboration with Ellen Prebble – artist-maker, Project Art Works, Hastings
  • Kenton Lowe - blackShed gallery, Robertsbridge, East Sussex
  • Patrick Adam Jones - Project 78 Gallery, St Leonards-on-Sea
  • Phoebe Cripps – Assistant Curator at Hayward Gallery, London, and Associate Curator at Flatland, Hastings

Images courtesy of Hastings Museum and Art Gallery (HMAG).

25th August 2020



1066 Country article August 2020

Hastings Independent Press article 28th August 2020

blackShed Gallery article 20th August 2020

The Argus article 5th September 2020

Rye & Battle Observer article 12th August 2020

Hastings Borough Council press release 24th August 2020

Hastings Online Times article 27th August 2020

Bexhill-On-Sea Observer article 12th August 2020

Hastings in Focus article 9th December 2020

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Acquired by The Hunterian

Acquired by The Hunterian

Richard is honoured to have his work included in The Hunterian Art Gallery's permanent print collection, the largest in Scotland with over 40,000 pieces.

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Acquired by Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Australia

Acquired by Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Australia

We are delighted to learn that ten of Richard's drypoint and watercolour prints have been acquired by Horsham Regional Art Gallery, one of the most distinguished public art collections in Victoria...

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