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St Johns Road, St Leonards-on-Sea, Hastings, Hastings, East Sussex, TN37 6HP

This is a 2 site event in St Leonards-on-Sea: Artist Billboard 2 / AB2 & The Garden, featuring public art & guerrilla gardening. During HODs 'Dystopia' an image by Berlin based artist Matthias Roth will be installed on AB2 at The SPACE.

Artist BIllboard 2 / AB2 is an ongoing series of large format photo images bringing innovative public art to local residents & visitors to the area. Matthias Roth's work 'Dystopia' references a recent event in Bohemian Switzerland close to the Czech border in an area where huge wildfires destroyed forests which are suffering from dry weather conditions and an infestation of bark beetles. 'Dystopia' is a timely reminder of the effects of climate change. The SPACE is linked to The Garden, a derelict space which has been transformed by a guerrilla gardener who has created a wildflower garden interspersed with sunflowers & cosmos plants. A series of 'before' photographs of the Garden space documenting the overgrown vegetation are installed on the railings. These are an art action in and of themselves. A text panel encourages viewers to leave comments via an e-address or by scanning a QR code. The SPACE & The Garden are interconnected by the appropriation of these derelict sites. This focus on contemporary art and the environment has resulted in a transformation of St Johns Road and created a new identity for the street. Both initiatives encourage engagement with passers-by who are positive and curious about these activities.

This event took place in September 2023 and the entry is now archived.

Organised by

Christine Gist

Date last modified: 1st September 2023 at 15:19