Free late night exhibition openings for young people by young people with music, performances and art.

Pavilion Late presented by @oikos2022_ et al. On Thursday 30 November, join us for a late-night exhibition opening of Hélio Oiticica: Waiting for the internal sun. During the night, immerse yourself in sculpture, photography, sound installation and performance presented by young local artists. Learn more about the artists below.


Joe Ackerley

Joe Ackerley is a British artist from Hastings, living and working in London. His work is about remembering, looking, being small. His practice combines sculpture, assemblage, works on paper, written word, performance, and sound.

Title: Drencher Room Demo. 

Emanating a nondescript stream of grey noise. The noise is intercut with loud signal interference

Daisy Stewart-Darling

Daisy is a sound artist, producer and limo print maker living and working in St Leonards.

Title: 8 1    c r a n e s

Exploring memory through sound association to process grief.

Origami cranes accompanied by soundscape and interactive samples of home recordings.

“Mid October 2023, my Nanny very suddenly died. She was 81.


The first few days, to cope with the debilitating shock, I started folding origami cranes. The repetitive, familiar movement of the folding was a helpful way to move through this time, allowing an alternative focus outside of trying to come to terms with the loss.


Having a mobile of suspended, frozen-in-flight birds feels like a pretty accurate display of grief. I think losing someone forces us to stop. Grief comes in waves of numbness and fight/flight mode of emotions, which is a way our brain works to protect us through trauma”.

Ellie Jewell

Ellie Jewell is in her second year studying BA textile design at Chelsea college of arts.

“My usual way of storytelling is through embroidery and appliqué, however recently I’ve grown fond of using my typewriter to communicate. I enjoy the rapidity of printed words. It’s different to hand embroidery where you mull over every single stitch.

In this series of letters; memories and feelings are strung together to tell the story of a young person leaving home. Addressed directly to the audience (the onlooker) these pages communicate the new waters we test when moving out of the family home. Experiences are written informally in a formal structure, replicating life at art school.”

Joe Charrington

Joe is a photographer working mainly in and around East Sussex.

Title: ‘A Constellation of Hummingbirds’ 

A body of work exploring constructed identities, mono-parental care, epigenetics and Jungian psychoanalytical theories. 

As with most families, stories of past generations are uprooted, discovered, re-told and often exaggerated but engravings from these events lived by our predecessors have been left on our psyche. Unlike the transactional relationship our minds have with the outside world—absorbing our environment and making unconscious relationships with it— these marks have been present since we made our grand entrance into this world like cave paintings laying dormant until they are unearthed by accident.

I got wondering what events in my life might unconsciously influence future generations, and if I really had any say in this.

In Jung’s “Memories, Dreams, Reflections” he speaks on The Persona — A Latin word that translates to “Mask”, it is the image of ourselves that we present to the world. He gestures that it is something that need be mediated for adapting to adult life in the external social world.

There is a fragility to these constructed visages we project unto our family, friends and often to strangers whose paths we briefly cross. Identifying too strongly with one’s own image can be damaging for many reasons but as described by Jung “people are utterly unconscious of any distinction between themselves and the world in which they live. They have little or no concept of themselves as beings distinct from what society expects of them”.

Recently I’ve been thinking on ‘The Self’ and it’s many moving parts, mono-parental care and the projected identities we construct for others, namely my mother. I find it interesting that from a very young age I have constructed this identity for her that is completely apart from her own, and that as well of everyone else.

I leave you with this quote from The Collected Works.

“Identity is responsible for the naïve assumption that the psychology of one man is like that of another, that the same motives occur everywhere, that what is agreeable to me must obviously be pleasurable for others, that what I find immoral must also be immoral for them, and so on. It is also responsible for the almost universal desire to correct in others what most needs correcting in oneself

Maya Ramnarine

“I recently started at Goldsmiths, but studied at East Sussex Coast college Hastings, post GCSE to Foundation degree. Being back in Hastings has made me reminisce on memories held here, walking in nostalgic but now unfamiliar places as the meaning of  ’Oikos’ (home) has changed for me since I left.

‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.’ Does this suggest that beauty doesn’t just exist but is created by the observer?  What do they see? Who’s the observer? Does beauty just exist on its own? I explored this concept in the piece ‘wallpaper archives tapestry III’ by reminiscing my own memories. I start with archived imagery and video reminiscing moments that I perceived ‘beautiful / memorable’, then altering this perspective by zooming into footage. Without a sense of coherence and understanding of the memory an unfamiliar narrative is produced. Embroidering echoes of extracted wallpaper patterns on top of the imagery brings back a sense of familiarity to the piece.”

Crystal Mills

“I’m a singer/songwriter based in St Leonard’s on Sea. I love authentic sound and the power it has to change the atmosphere. My piece, titled ‘memories’, is an immersive song experience of healing, created to replicate the imaginary world I would escape to in my childhood years. Producing this song was a chance for me to reconnect with my younger self, and paint a picture of peace, despite not remembering much of those early years.

Haydn Ackerley

Hayden is a performance artist from St Leonards on Sea, making work based around soundscapes and nostalgia. He is also lead vocalist in the band Borough Council.

Ethan Kirby

Ethan is a multidisciplinary artist based in Hastings whose work spans installation, moving image, and performance. He is currently part of the Flatland Futures Early Careers Artist Studio Programme.

Lily Dixon

Lily is from Eastbourne and is currently studying Textiles at Chelsea College of Art and specialises in stitch.

Four embroidered pieces inspired by my grandmothers armchair. 

“I jumped on the idea of showing at DWLP for a number of reasons, firstly it’s a great exhibition space! Any chance to be with the Oikos group again is great and finally exhibiting allows me to take a break from making things from a design/industry perspective.”

Ida Baker

“I am a 17 year old photographer based in Hastings and my work is largely inspired by the sea and the natural landscape that surrounds me. Recently I have been interested in exploring how the natural world can be incorporated into clothing as it used to be in times past; hence my piece featuring a bralette made from moss. As the fast fashion industry wants to separate fashion and the earth; instead seeking to destroy it, I aimed to intertwine them in this image.

I largely take portraits, I love to catch people in authentic moments of emotion, and I think photography in general is so important in terms of being able to encapsulate a person. When someone says they feel I captured them authentically in a shot it’s just the best feeling ever. The portrait of mine in the show is of my mum, it’s very personal to me as she is resting her head on my dad’s shoulder and looks so lost in thought.

I have many fond memories of the beach in St Leonard’s and Hastings and it features a lot in my photos, I wanted to include a polaroid I took of my friend Dylan’s little brother, every summer our families spend time at the beach together, so this photo reminds me of my childhood which is increasingly important to me as I grow older, and will hopefully remind him of this if he looks back on this photo in ten years time.”

Kitty McCarron

“I’m currently in my gap year after completing a UAL Art & Design qualification at Hastings college.

I love experimenting with music and its relationship with other medias, especially film.

The theme of memory resonates with me as my final piece was about ephemerality, the concept of things existing only briefly in time.

I’m looking forward to showing my work at the DLWP where I’ll be collaborating with other young local artists in a beautiful and open space!!”

Rosie Sullivan

Rosie Sullivan is an artist living in St Leonards.

“In my work I take inspiration from natural shapes and forms and I enjoy working with mediums which take away control such as ink and water creating its own pathways and changing the original plan if there ever was one. Through these avenues I think something maybe more interesting and completely original could emerge.”

Babalola Yusuf

Babalola is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works as a Youth Worker in Hastings. He studied building surveying at UWE. He’s recently completed Flatlands Projects x Beeching Road Studios Early Career Studio Programme 2022/23.