THE CROWN LOCKDOWN WINDOW EXHIBITION
Our next art exhibition will be 17th May - 17th June 2021.

The Crown launched an art competition in January 2021 during the lockdown, inviting local artists to send in drawings, paintings, etchings and sketchings of the pub. The response has been phenomenal; nearly 50 entries have been sent in and the variety of entries has ranged from oil paintings, knitted crowns, stained glass, illustration, collage, watercolours, felt craft, models, and even a digital experience. The pub has been depicted in many ways; during lockdown, on a busy Jack in The Green day, with our friendly seagull, and a historic view from the 1800s. Entries have come from those aged 8 to 88, from a mix of professional artists to those who have picked up a paintbrush for the first time. Tess Swan, landlady, says “We have been overjoyed to receive these artworks during lockdown. People have put such an incredible amount of time, effort and love into their entries and we are so grateful. We have been pleased to be able to continue to celebrate local talent during this time.” Imogen Partridge, one of the artist entrants said: “We have so many wonderful memories at The Crown, and I love painting, so this was perfect for me, I so look forward to visiting and seeing all the artworks in real life”.

The exhibition is currently being displayed in the windows of The Crown, All Saints Street, for those passing to enjoy, but will move onto the walls inside the pub for a month, once it reopens later in the Spring. There will be a public vote for the overall winner, and some pieces will be for sale.

Roger Hill
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Nina Cosford: Mortar Life
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Buildings of Hastings

Adam Dando: No Immediate Plans
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A collection of works on paper & canvas.

Anna Deacon & John Taylor
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Paintings, collages, cardboard pieces.

Ed Boxall: Ivy Night Rambles
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Josh Ross: Editions of 25
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Limited Edition Giclee Prints.

Hannah Elizabeth Caney: Hairlines
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Solo exhibition.

Silvio Meier: Drawings & Papercuttings
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Solo exhibition.

Benjamin Phillips: The Mind Does Wander
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A collection of Artworks by Benjamin Phillips.

Mark Richards: Do It Yourself
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Photos from the DIY punk scene, by Mark Richards.

A photo exhibition of bands in and from the DIY punk scene, featuring: Slaves, GBH, U.K. Subs, Wonk Unit, Maid of Ace, Buzzcocks, The Cravats & many more.