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The Hastings Moths Postcards

THE NEXT STAGE OF THE HASTINGS MOTHS PROJECT IS CURRENTLY IN DEVELOPMENT. WE'VE CREATED A SERIES OF 8 POSTCARDS TO BE GIVEN AWAY BY HASTINGS & ST.LEONARDS BUSINESSES TO WHOM EVER WANTS TO COLLECT THEM. WE ARE CREATING A BIT OF TRAIL IN ORDER TO FIND THE COMPLETE SET, EACH BUSINESS WILL HOLD ONLY ONE DESIGN SO IN ORDER TO COLLECT ALL 8 WILLING PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE TO VISIT EACH VENUE. WE HAVE DONE THIS IN ORDER TO SUPPORT LOCAL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES AND ARE DEVISING SOME LOCAL PROMOTION WITH THE HASTINGS OBSERVER NEWSPAPER TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO TAKE PART AND POTENTIALLY WIN A LIMITED EDITION LARGE SCALE PRINT OF A MOTH OF THEIR CHOICE.WE ARE ALSO GIVING THE CARDS AWAY FROM THIS SITE ALL WE'RE ASKING OF ANYONE WHO WANTS THEM, OUTSIDE OF THE CATCHMENT AREA IS TO SEND US A FIRST CLASS STAMP ALONG WITH THEIR ADDRESS AND WE'LL SEND THEM ON. THESE CARDS ARE A LIMITED EDITION SO FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. OUR ADDRESS IS HERE.

About The Hastings Moths


Ghost like apparitions of heavily patterned moths camouflaged for an urban setting invade Hastings and St.Leonards. These transient imprints of nature clothed in geometry lay at rest across the towns architecture.

The Hastings Moths Project is a bold statement on the state of metamorphosis the historic town finds itself in at this time. This town wide installation is part of the 'Art in Spaces' scheme initiated by Hastings Borough Council with funding from the Arts Council.

Working under the name zeroh, we have, as part of a broad spectrum of projects, worked with pioneering Clean Art instigator Paul 'Moose' Curtis for over 7 years on both commercial and personal projects. We thought Mooses innovative technique of using stencils and water on dirty walls and pavements, to create images of startling beauty, would be the perfect vehicle to produce a series of large scale icons which integrate themselves into the environment rather than distract from it. Moths are patterned to protect them from predators which enables them to blend into their surroundings, Clean Art intrinsically creates this illusion of camouflage.

Along with Moose we have chosen 7 specific sites for our moths to lay at rest from Hastings Old Town to Burton's St.Leonards, some hidden some more obvious.

The motifs are based on the shapes of moths native to the area. Stylistically they are made of geometric patterns and formal lines from us in contrast to our more visceral pen work while Moose uses a reoccurring theme in his work, the pixilation of nature. The patterns within the forms hint at technologies impact on nature with elements of folk art to create visually complex and arresting icons.

To find out more about us and our work or to contact us visit zeroh.net
To find out more about Moose and his work or to contact him visit symbollix.com

Download a press release and images here


With Special Thanks to
Moose
Michael Hambridge
Cllr Peter Chowney
Nick Sangster
Mat Mcdonnell
Sophie 'Shuby' Ashton
Cyrus Jirbandy
Lesley & Pea

The Property Owners
Sarah Farrant @ Southern Water
Mr.C.Hilton
Mr.G.Cheema + Staff @ The Lansdowne Hotel, Hastings
Mrs.J.Miller + Staff @ Delboy's, Hastings
Mr.J.Rolfe
Mr&Mrs Paleja + staff @ The Body Shop, Hastings
Hannah & Owen Gabriel
Mrs.C.Worsfold + Staff @ Shoe Shuffle, Hastings