Tempo Arts encourages and facilitates access to arts for all
Tempo Arts is a professional arts organisation formed in 2000 and
based in the South East and South West regions.
Saffron Summerfield is a singer/composer and audio-visual artist. She
plays guitar,cuatro, bouzouki and keyboards and blends found sound
into her recorded work. Her music and songs have been used in
film,television and radio and she has toured as a performer in the UK
and overseas. Saffron set up Tempo Arts with Phyllida Shaw in London
2001 as a vehicle to collaborate with other artists and deliver high
quality arts provision to all sections of the community.
" I believe that involvement in arts activities can provide meaning and
true connection among individuals,families and communities".
Sarah Yates is an artist specialising in video and sound. She has a BA
in Fine Art from Kingston University and has exhibited internationally in
Spain and Berlin as well as in different parts of the UK. Over the past
few years she has worked across the South East region curating
artists projects in alternative spaces and has recently managed
Coastal Currents Arts Festival in Hastings and Rother. Sarah has
developed a variety of arts education projects for children and adults
in both gallery and informal settings. She has worked closely with
organisations across the South East coast including the De la Warr
Pavilion, Aspex Visual Arts Trust and the Brighton Festival Fringe.
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Christine Gist currently lives and works in Hastings, East Sussex. She
lived in the USA for many years, receiving her BFA in sculpture from
the University of Washington, Seattle and an MFA in sculpture from
Yale University School of Art, New Haven. She is a practising artist,
curator and visual arts project manager with extensive experience of
working with artists, public agencies and private institutions across
the South East region and mainland Europe. Since 2004 she has been
board member of Limbo Arts Ltd, Margate and since 2010 she has been
one of the three directors of Claremont Studios CIC, Hastings.
Christine Gist also sits on Comité Consultatif arts plastiques du Conseil
Régional Nord-Pas de Calais.
During 2009/10 she co-produced and managed Coastal Currents,
Hastings Borough Council's annual arts festival which takes place
during September in Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea. In 2010 she
curated Place: interventions across landscape, space and memory
which featured 33 artists in this core visual arts programme for Coastal
Currents. Christine Gist has initiated numerous cross-border exchanges
and in 2010 curated 'From A to B'. This three site project in Dover
town centre took place during September/October 2010 and featured
new interventions from artists in France and the UK. In 2011, she
curated INTERFACE: interventions & performance in Hastings, St
Leonards-on-Sea and Oudenaarde which included 21 artists from the
UK, Belgium and France working in the public realm and in spaces
outside the gallery structure. With Tempo Arts, she initiated and
coordinated Layering Landscape, an artists' residency with Nicholette
Goff and Sharon Haward. The artists created new place-specific works
and led workshops at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre as part of the
Folkestone Triennial Fringe 2011. As both an artist and curator, her
practice is concerned with temporary interventions which utilise
redundant urban sites and buildings, animating these locations to
create alternative narratives for anonymous spaces.
"I believe that involvement in arts activities can provide meaning and true
connection among individuals,families and communities".