Open studio during carnival festivities

Roland Jarvis, artist
Roland Jarvis, artist

An exhibition of large paintings, drawings, and prints, will be available to view at Roland Jarvis’s open studio event from August 4 to 6 as part of Hastings Old Town Carnival Week.

The artist’s studio is at 39A Tackleway, Hastings Old Town.

Roland Jarvis, a painter, sculptor, filmmaker and clockmaker has been living and working in Hastings for more than 30 years.

He works in a converted chapel with a 60ft-long studio and various other spaces crammed full with his creations.

These creations include everything from sculptures made out of recycled materials, drawings, prints, eight-foot canvas paintings, and in the last decade, numerous digital animation films.

As a tribute to him a documentary film, A Portrait of Roland Jarvis, exploring his life and work, was recently produced by Mark French.

The three-day open studio event provides a rare window into the world of the French-born artist and the opportunity to meet him.

Watch Mark French’s film at

For further information call 01424 426353 or email