Artist’s residency at Rock House

Artist Rebeka Lord's residency at the Rock House
Artist Rebeka Lord's residency at the Rock House

Bexhill artist, Rebeka Lord (www.rebekalord.com) is about to undertake an 11 day residency in the recently opened Rock House ‘Art School’ culminating in an exhibition.

Rock House on Cambridge Road (previously known as Rothermere House) is a mixed-use building creating a live/work/club space in the heart of Hastings Town Centre.

The Art School run by Kate Renwick is an exciting new project offering space to local artists to develop and exhibit their work.

Rebeka is a mixed media artist painting with oil onto photographic prints. She said: “My work is based on the idea that different people perceive the same objects differently. Currently, it is my own perception that I am examining. I use prints of my own photographs to document the scene as captured by the camera. Then, using oil, conté pastel and pencil, I accentuate and create perspective, structure, and spaces. I also record the flow of my eye across the page or through the object. Composition is an intuitive process of play and experimentation until it feels “right’.”

One of her mixed-media paintings ‘Send me on my Way’ was recently long-listed for the Aesthetica Art Prize and was included in their anthology ‘showcasing cutting-edge practice from today’s ground-breaking contemporary artists’. (http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/shop/)

Of the upcoming residency she commented: “I am keen to create artwork influenced by local landmarks, scenery and by the Rock House building itself. I hope that local residents can share their memories of the building with me and give me their photographs to be used in my art work.” Photographs can be sent to mail@rebekalord.com.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and by East Sussex Arts Partnership funding Rebeka’s residency will run from June 3 - 13.

Rebeka is keen to thank the Arts Council; Michael Hambridge from Hastings Borough Council; Kate Renwick at Rock House and all at Martel’s Colour Print for their support.

People interested in seeing the progress of Rebeka’s work in situ can email the artist to book a visit to the Art School or follow her residency online at http://hastingsrock.blogspot.co.uk/.