Past Bexhill-on-Sea Event: VOL 1

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October 01, 2015
@ De La Warr Pavilion

The first in a new series of fast-paced, informal and enlightening gatherings: crossing disciplines, sharing knowledge and igniting new ways of thinking!

Our panel of inspiring speakers will present their images and ideas on a number of fascinating subjects, including:

On Time

Punk Rock Fanzines and DIY Graphic Design

Objets Trouve 

From fear to infinity, the evolution of a new economics

Project Tobong

I Love Mel

Musings on the Colour Red




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@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

"A time capsule buried here in 1935 led me to think about how we communicate with a future that we will never know, via objects from the present."

Like many of us, Ashley McCormick wrestles with time - there just never seems to be enough time to achieve everything we think we need to do! In "On Time" from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 1 she threads together some ideas and images exploring ideas about time, duration, age, aging, pace, measurements and pressures of time.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 10th, 2017.

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Punk Rock Fanzines and DIY Graphic Design

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Paul Burgess has produced graphic designs for The Sex Pistols and The Buzzcocks, and in this presentation he shares his passion for counter-culture through this high speed 'history of' and 'how to guide' to Punk Fanzines.

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@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Peter Quinnell's studio and home are packed to the rafters with peculiar treasures found on the street, in jumble sales, car boot fairs and gifted by friends. In this presentation he shares some of his obsessions and collections, spanning toy guns, tiny charms, food packaging, vintage knitting patterns and modified highway signs.

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From fear to infinity, the evolution of a new economics

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

Motivated by personal and professional experiences as an economist and artist, Cliff Stevenson proposes a new economic model - informed not by scarity and fear, but by infinity.

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The Creative Evolution of the Colouring Book Lady

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

"If anybody would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up I would say 'I want to go to the Royal College of Art in Kensington Gore.' I had no idea where Kensington Gore was. I didn't care where it was, I just wanted to go there. I had a book about from the Royal College of Art and I loved the people in it, and I wanted to be one of those people."

In The Creative Evolution of the Coloring Book Lady from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 1Mel Elliott takes us on a journey from her childhood dream to attend The Royal College of Art, to an early project for an advertising agency, to self publishing a Kate Moss colouring books and beyond. She continues to grow her business "I Love Mel" and practice, developing a range of products including temporary tattoos, t-shirts and card games.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Tuesday, December 15th, 2015. 

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Project Tobong

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

"This is their way of life, [doing] a form of traditional community theatre, and not many people go there anymore."

In "Project Tobang" from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea, Vol. 1, Helen Marshall reflects on a recent epic collaboration she undertook in Indonesia on a traditional theatre. The resulting rich photographic portraits have been showcased at the Delhi Photo Festival,Kuala Lumpur, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and the Horniman Museum, London.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, November 30th, 2015. 

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Musings on the Colour Red

@ VOL 1 ON OCT 01, 2015

"Blood is maybe redder than red, because of it's associations in art and in culture."

Tom Heatley
's presentation from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 1 opens with the most essential image of the colour red in photography: the safe light in a darkroom, and moves through a collection of images and wide ranging associations with blood, danger, sex, sacrifice, socialism and courage.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, Novermber 24th, 2015. 

Ashley McCormick
Head of Learning and Participation , De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea
Paul Burgess
Mel Elliot
Artist, Writer and Publisher in St.Leonards on Sea
Peter Quinnell
Artist and Illustrator, self in Hastings
Cliff Stevenson
Artist Economist in Royal Tunbridge Wells
Tom Heatley
Photographer in Brighton
Helen Marshall
Artist in London