• George Butler

    George Butler is an artist and illustrator specialising in travel and current affairs. His drawings, done in situ are in pen, ink and watercolour. In March 2014 he was commissioned by Doctors of the World to record the living conditions of the Syrian refugees in the Bekaa valley in Lebanon. Again the work was shown on the BBC and in the Guardian before being exhibited at the V&A Museum

  • HiFest 2014

    HiFest 2014 has come and gone, and its safe to say that for its first incarnation it was a splendid success! After a few late nights, and a nervous morning it was such a comfort to see the troops of wonderful exhibitors arriving at the doors of The Atrium (incredibly punctually) The doors opened promptly at 11am, with crowds already starting to gather. From the very moment visitors entered they were met by superb illustrative talent in the form of Scriberia, who created a ‘Desert Island Pics’ installation, in which they interviewed a number of illustrators and live scribed their responses in an incredible stream of illustration info graphics. To…

  • HiFest - Quentin Blake

    Quentin Blake

    Quentin Blake is a name that is synonymous with children’s book illustration. He is best known for illustrating books for Roald Dahl, as well as having written and illustrated over 30 books himself. More recently he has worked with David Walliams’ The Boy In The Dress and Mr. Stink. Quentin has also kindly donated a number of signed prints and books towards our charity raffle.

  • Ohh Deer

    Founded by Jamie Mitchell and Mark Callaby in 2011 Ohh Deer aims to be THE place to buy quirky illustrated gifts for one and all. Stocking T-shirts, phone cases, greeting cards, prints, homeware and stationery featuring the work of countless top illustrators including Gemma Correll, James Barker, Lucie Sheridan, Melissa Castrillon and Jordan Carter. Ohh Deer are partnering with HiFest to present Christmas Card Making Workshop with Gemma Correll.

  • HiFest - Lawrence Zeegan

    Lawrence Zeegen

    Lawrence Zeegen is an educator, illustrator and writer. His new book 50 Years of Illustration charts contemporary illustration’s rich history. The book explores the contexts in which the discipline has operated and looks historically, sociologically, politically and culturally at the key factors at play across each decade.

  • HiFest - Rob Ryan

    Rob Ryan

    Rob Ryan specialises in papercutting and screen-printing. His artwork has featured in Vogue, Elle, and Stylist. He has also collaborated with fashion designer Paul Smith, and illustrated book and album covers, including John Connolly’s novel The Book of Lost Things and Erasure’s album Nightbird. Please note that Rob Ryan will not be exhibiting / signing work. He will be DJ-ing for a portion of the day.

  • HiFest - Hastings Independent Press

    Hastings Independent Art Show

    A number of HiFest guests, as well as a whole host of other superb artists are contributing work for an art auction to support Hastings Independent Press. The exhibition will be held at The Crown pub, with a private view on Tuesday 2nd September with the auction itself taking place on Tuesday 23rd. For more information, click here.

  • HiFest - Zeroh and Friends

    Pop Up T-Shirt Shop

    On Sunday 31st August Zeroh will be hosting a one-off, limited edition t-shirt art sale down a New York style backalley in Hastings’ America Grounds. Joining them will be a whole host of artists including Screenprince, Beccy Mccray, Shuby, Tiff McGinnis and Martin O’Neil its sure to be an excellent event. For more information, click here.

  • HiFest - Hohokum

    Hohokum – Out Now

    After years of development, the absolutely wonderful new videogame Hohokum is released. Hohokum is an art video game by British developer Honeyslug in collaboration with Hastings-based artist and illustrator Richard Hogg and Sony Santa Monica for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita. The player controls a snakelike creature to explore 17 whimsical worlds with no set objectives. The developers, who began development in 2008, compared the concept to flying a kite and were inspired by free London museums, Portmeiron, and indigenous cultures. It features a soundtrack by Ghostly International artists. Check out the trailer below: