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

"Involvement in arts activities can provide meaning and true connections between individuals, families and communities"

About Us

Tempo Arts is a not for profit arts organisation formed in 1999 and based in the South East coastal region.


Christine Gist

Christine Gist lives and works in Hastings, East Sussex. She lived in the USA for many years, receiving her BFA in sculpture from the University of Washington, Seattle and an MFA in sculpture from Yale University School of Art, New Haven. She is a practising artist, curator and visual arts project manager with extensive experience of working with artists, public agencies and private organisations across the South East region and mainland Europe.

As both an artist and curator, Christine Gist’s practice is concerned with temporary interventions which utilise redundant urban sites and buildings, animating these locations to create alternative narratives for anonymous spaces. She is currently initiating and delivering a series of visual arts projects for The SPACE, a disused outdoor site owned by Network Rail in St Leonards-on-Sea. The artists’ temporary interventions and related community events are inspired by the context of St Leonards and the coastal landscape. The artists bring new propositions and innovative work to the area which challenges the perception of art in the public space.


Allen R Page

Allen R Page is a visual artist and (ex-professional) musician resident in Hastings, East Sussex.

He has individually and collectively initiated a number of public visual arts projects and music programmes within the UK and has exhibited and performed both in the UK and abroad.


Jim Shea

Jim Shea develops arts and culture projects that embed curiosity, imagination and critical awareness. He has curated and toured contemporary visual arts exhibitions and commissioned public art projects. Jim Shea’s work advocates the artistic and creative benefits of the arts and cultural activities alongside their broader social and economic impacts. He believes that the arts contribute strongly to uplifting, inviting and inspiring environments and that these experiences can be embedded by deepening people’s understanding and appreciation of what it’s like to make and share work and by broadening audiences’ experiences of artists’ processes.

Recent projects include ‘Reading the South’, a collaboration of public library services in the south of England which developed new ways to encourage participation in reading and creative writing by engaging local communities directly with contemporary published writers and visual artists in public libraries.