Fresh from shows at Saatchi’s ‘Other Art Fair’ and the legendary Pikes hotel in Ibiza, renowned DJ, record producer and artist Justin Robertson will be in Hastings for the weekend of 17th–18th August, to launch his art show Gathering Atoms. The show will be exhibited at Ruby’s Rooms until 29th September and Justin will play two DJ gigs at local venues.
Known for his remix work for the likes of Bjork, Noel Gallagher, Justice, Paul Weller, and for his chart-topping band Lionrock, Justin has had over thirty years’ experience at the forefront of electronic music. Restlessly innovative and strongly opposed to resting on his laurels, Justin defies labelling. His DJ sets take in the full spectrum of visceral, jacking dance music, whilst his celebrated ‘Temple of Wonders’ radio show on Soho radio travels to the outer reaches of Dub, Afro Beat and Psychedelia on a monthly basis.
Sun Bubble from Justin Robertson’s Maps, Signs and Sigils collection
Specially curated for the Ruby’s Rooms, ‘Gathering Atoms’ is a selection of pieces from Justin’s last four collections: The Explorer’s Chronicle; It’s Alive; Alone; and Maps, Signs and Sigils. The work covers a number of themes from the mythology of science, through the consciousness of objects around us and how they direct us, to the power of the imagination, the pros and cons of isolation and the secret life of atoms.
There will be a launch party at Ruby’s Rooms on Saturday 17th August from 4pm to 9pm, where there will be a chance to see the art over cocktails
and canapés. RSVP to [email protected] is essential.
Justin will also be venturing out to do a couple of DJ shows. On Saturday night he will be taking his dancefloor-detonating blend of body-jacking house and cosmic disco to The Fountain (93 Queens Road, Hastings, TN34 1RL) from 10pm. Then on Sunday it’s a trip around the far corners of the musical universe at The Marina Fountain (26 Caves Road, Saint Leonards, TN38 0BY), taking in Dub, Disco and the sounds of the universe from 2pm till 6pm. Entry is free to both events.
“The area is so alive with creative energy and has been for years, so it’s a great pleasure for me to be able to dip my toe in the current and get involved with this vibrant scene. Hopefully this weekend will just be the start of a happy relationship.’ Justin Robertson
Ruby’s Rooms is an inspirational art and design-led seafront guesthouse. It is owned and designed by Kate Jaggers, who has been curating content and spaces in the music, arts and youth sector for almost 20 years. She has deep family connections to and a love for this rich artistic and cultural pocket of the south coast.
Working with locally sourced materials and furnishings and a team of East Sussex craftsmen, Kate set upon restoring and modernising the magnificent six-storey Victorian house which now provides apartments, rooms and experiences for modern living, while serving the best locally produced food and drink. Kate believes your place of rest should be as inspiring as your place to play. Design collaborations with creative talent ranging from tattoo artists to fashion labels, ensure each room offers a very unique experience.
The Gathering Atoms exhibition and collaboration with Justin Robertson is a major example of the ongoing ‘artist residencies’ at Ruby’s Rooms for all to enjoy – not just residents.
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