Boats at Rock a Nore, Hastings: large colour linocut small limited edition


This is a large (approx A3 image size) linocut of Rock a Nore beach in Hastings, East Sussex, showing the fishing boats, net shops and funicular railway.

This is very small variable edition of 11, printed by hand and signed by me, the artist on acid-free paper using water-based inks.

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Boats at Rock a Nore, Hastings is a large colour linocut, approximately A3, of the fishing fleet end of the beach at Hastings, East Sussex. It is part of a very small edition of 11.

Boats at Rock a Nore is a hand-pulled colour linocut in water-based inks. The actual print is 38cm wide and 27cm high (roughly A3 Рso fairly large). It is printed on acid-free paper and signed by me, and sent with a backing board and mount so that it can easily be framed in a standard A2 size frame.

International orders will be sent without a mount, rolled with acid-free tissue paper in a tube.

Each print in the edition is inked up and pressed individually, resulting in some slight differences between each print – making each one a unique work of art.

It was printed using the reduction method, where one piece of lino is carved away further between each colour printing which means that the image can never be reprinted – with just 11 in the edition.

Rock-a-Nore is at the eastern end of Hastings’ beachfront, where the pebbly beach meets the cliffs of the Country Park. Here there is a partial harbour which shelters fishing boats coming in to land.

Hastings still has a large fishing fleet – in fact, the largest beach launched fishing fleet in Europe. The fishermen usually go back many generations, and are an important part of Hastings’ history and present character.

The Rock a Nore area also has the traditional black “net shops” where fishermen kept nets and other paraphernalia. These tall wooden structures have become a kind of emblem of Hastings. There used to be many more, but there still are a reasonable number clustered at the edge of the beach.

Other features of Rock a Nore beach are the Edwardian funicular railway from the beach to the Country Park, many restaurants and fishmongers, the Shipwreck Museum and the Fishermen’s Museum, and the aquarium. There is also a miniature railway and an art gallery here.

You may also like my linocut of Ravens at Rock-a-Nore, inspired by the sight and sound of ravens flying along the cliffs at Rock a Nore. They nest in the Country Park.


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