Artists’ views of themselves

Preview: The Self Portraits Exhibition, Hastings Arts Forum, 36 Marina, St Leonards. Until August 1. Free.

THE latest exhibition at Hastings Arts Forum features the work of more than 30 artists - all members of the forum.

This is the first of many specially themed exhibtions for Hastings Arts Forum members this year. Members were asked to render themselves in two dimensions.

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A variety of styles, mediums, and techniques are on display, and everything depends on how the artist sees him/herself, which is evident in the portraits, ranging from a veiled enigma, a ‘channel swimmer’ to a decorative fork and a decorated hubcap.

The exhibition is to be oficially opened this evening (Friday, July 20) between 6.30pm and 8.30pm by sculptor and Dragons Den winner Guy Portelli.

Portelli from Tonbridge secured an £80,000 investment, with his “Pop Icon” collection from the Dragons when he appeared on the TV programme in 2008.