Tempo Arts encourages and facilitates access to and participation in contemporary art projects

"Art is a guarantee of sanity" Louise Bourgeois

4th October 2017 | by Christine Gist

Diana Burch: Still, Life…

11 August-10 September 2017
St Johns Road
St Leonards-on-Sea TN37 6HP

Burch’s new installation used woven heat treated plastic to explore the natural growth occurring in The SPACE. The web-like structure also suggested communities & histories, connecting & interconnecting as it developed. Several structures using lightweight materials explored the encroachment of wild plants across the uninhabited site.

On 9 & 10 September, Burch led 2 free drop-in workshops coordinated with Heritage Open Days theme ‘Heritage and Nature’. Utilising various plastic materials, cable ties & plastic coated wire to create colourful elements which were added to ‘Still, Life…’. The workshops were well attended by adults & children. As well as making objects, Burch & the participants discussed & explored the plants & insects inhabiting the site.


by Christine Gist

Tempo Arts is pleased to announce that they have received funding from Sussex Community Foundation to support the 2017/18 programme of artists’ projects & related community engagement activities at The SPACE in St Leonards. The award will facilitate new work by artists from the area & help to deliver a range of participatory workshops/events which benefit the local community while enhancing the town’s natural environment.

On 31 August, Christine Gist, a director of Tempo Arts attended the Sussex Community Champagne & Afternoon Cream Tea which was hosted by The High Sheriff of East Sussex, Mr Michael Chowen CBE DL & Sussex Community Foundation. This event celebrated those working for the community in Hastings & the surrounding area.

by Christine Gist

Playland: Time for ourselves
27 June – 2 July 2017

Gallery Lock In
Little Western Street
Brighton BN1 2PU
Tuesday-Thursday 13.00-19.00
Friday-Sunday 11.00-17.00

The final presentation of Jivko Darakchiev’s film People Pebble took place at this artist-led in Brighton. To ensure young people had a voice in their community, the public engagement element invited local young carers from Brighton Carers Centre to participate in the project. Two young carers & their support worker were involved in 2 art & creative writing workshops led by Evlynn Sharp, Brighton based performance poet & dramatist. The artworks & writing they produced & presented at Gallery Lock In reflected on how they have adapted to changes in their lives.