NIASH (is) Open

20 November 2021


Venue: 1st Floor, Palace Court, 35, White Rock, Hastings

Organiser: NIASH (New Independent Art School)

NIASH (New Independent Art School) is a syndicate project running an alternative and accessible experiment in Arts Education and "becoming a school" housed in beautiful late 1800s grade II listed Palace Court in Hastings, East Sussex. Current syndicate members are: Kayle Brandon, Antonia Chitty, Charlotte CHW, Lydia Heath, Damian Le Bas & Delaine Le Bas, Simone Leon, Marie-Louise Miller, Ox (Annabel Pettigrew & Rob MacPherson), Kate Renwick, Jilliene Sellner and Jonathan Trayner

Sat 21st November

*Window Farming: Introductory Discussion & Workshop 11am - 2pm

If you’d like to find out more about this event or the project in general please email

For further information about window farms Britta’s ted talk is available using this link:

Sun 22nd November

*Safe European Home? Discussion/workshop 1-4pm

Damian Le Bas & Delaine Le Bas will discuss their ongoing project Safe European Home? first installed outside the Parliament building in Vienna in 2011 and most recently at Babylonia in Thessaloniki for Diasporas 11th - 18th October 2015. This ongoing project is based in ideas of displacement, outsider status, precarious living circumstances and issues of homelessness.

Limited places available please RSVP to

*Charlotte CHW, ‘Art For Your Sake’, workshop, 3-6pm, (pay-what-you-can)

A playful and experimental half-day workshop using a range of 2D and 3D media as well as sound to explore ways in which therapeutic processes can be part of the ongoing development of true creative practice and personal development. Participants will also create journals for ongoing reference. Originally developed for Alt MFA residency at Yinka Shonibare’s Guest Projects, London.

Only 8 places available so please RSVP to by 15th November

*Ox - Human Pylon

Creating a human structure using limb extensions to communicate through movement and sculptural symbology.

The Human Pylon will take place in the form of a visual performance. We will extend our limbs with hardened fabric sculptural extensions, entwining and constricting ourselves.

To volunteer please email

*6pm-8pm- drinks & chat with workshop outcomes and documentation on show