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MAKE LEWES FESTIVAL 2016 24th Sept – 2nd Oct

Make Lewes Festival is back with its most ambitious Festival, expanding and extending our first two festivals, focusing on the crossovers between architecture, sustainability, design and making.

Once again we are hosting a lively schedule of Exhibitions, Symposia, Experiments, Workshops and more…

24th September – 2nd October

Full schedule of events available here 


EVENTS INCLUDE:

Making Digital Craft

29th September – 2nd October, 10.00 – 17.00 – Foundry Gallery, Lewes. (map)

Symposium and related exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and events.

New Vernaculars for a New Century

29th September – 2nd October, 10.00 – 17.00, Turkish Baths, Lewes (map)

Exhibition & Symposium Including: Adam Richards, architect of the Ditchling Arts + Crafts Museum

Kinship III  Workshop

25th – 28th September

MLF’s design & make workshop returns with an ambitious new  challenge co-led by Studio Hardie’s William Hardie and tangentfield’s Sally Daniels

Kinship III – Geodesics Talk

25th September 19.30 – 21.30, Turkish Baths, Lewes. (map)

As part of the Kinship III workshop architect Kristoffer Tejlgaard will be giving a public talk on his use of geodesics in the 21st century context.

Collaborative Collisions II

24 – 25th September 10.00 – 17.00, The Foundry, Lewes. (map

MLF’s second Collaborative Collisions will mix up a new set of makers and materials.

Makers Talks Evening

Friday 30th 19.30 – 21.30, Studio Hardie 1, Lewes. (map)

Hosting locally and nationally recognised makers & crafts people, including Ewan Clayton, one of the country’s best known calligrapher’s.

Collaborative Conversations

Friday 30th September, 12:00 – 17:00, Studio Hardie 1, Lewes (map)

A regional crafts symposium organised in partnership with CraftNet and the Crafts Council.

World on the Move

1st October, 19.30 – 22.00, Turkish Baths, Lewes (map)

Humanitarian and Emergency architecture projects from Kigali to Calais. With Julian Belart French student architect working in the Calais Jungle and Nerea Eloyduy co-founder of Active Social Architecture.

Digital DIY Workshop

1st October 11am, Foundry Gallery, Lewes. (map)

This workshop is for anyone involved in making or creativity using traditional or digital tools, creative software for making music or graphics, websites for learning skills or sharing projects, such as Etsy, Youtube, or Instructables.

Making Ground Exhibition

29th September – 2nd October, Foundry Gallery, North Street, Lewes (map)

Making Ground is an Arts Council funded collaborative interdisciplinary project exploring site-specific making at a disused brickworks in Sussex.

Southbank Architecture Student Exhibition

29th – 2nd October, 10.00 – 17.00 – Foundry Gallery, North Street, Lewes. (map)

This exhibition highlights the results of second and third year architecture students from South Bank University whose 2015/16 project used Lewes as it’s context.


FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

 Thursday 29th September

10.00 – 15.00 – *Shelter Build at the Lewes New School with architect Ursula McGeoch.

* Children ages 7 and above welcome if accompanied by an adult. Contact the New School for further details T. 01273 477074

10.00 – 17.00 – New Vernaculars for a New Century at the Turkish Baths

10.00 – 17.00 – Making Digital Craft exhibitions at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Off Cuts by The Colour of Hair at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Making Ground exhibition at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – London Southbank Architecture student exhibitionLewes at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Hands On Books – Book Binders and Book Artists exhibition at Lewes library.


Friday 30th September

10.00 – 17.00 – New Vernaculars for a New Century at the Turkish Baths

10.00 – 17.00 – Making Digital Craft exhibitions at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Off Cuts by The Colour of Hair at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Making Ground exhibition at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – London Southbank Architecture student exhibition Lewes at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Hands On Books – Book Binders and Book Artists exhibition at Lewes library.

12.00 – 17.00 – Collaborative Conversations at Studio Hardie

19.30 – 22.00 – Makers Talks Evening at Studio Hardie


Saturday 1st October

10.00 – 16.00 – Star Brewery Open Workshops at the Star Brewery

10.00 – 17.00 – New Vernaculars for a New Century  at the Turkish Baths

10.00 – 17.00 – Making Digital Craft exhibitions at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Off Cuts by The Colour of Hair at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Making Ground exhibition at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – London Southbank Architecture student exhibition Lewes at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Hands On Books – Book Binders and Book Artists exhibition at Lewes library.

11.00 – 13.00 – Digital DIY Workshop, research workshop into what makes makers tick

14.00 – 17.30 – Making Digital Craft symposium at the Foundry 

19.30 – 22.00 – World on the Move, Emergency and Humanitarian Architecture from Calais to Rwanda at the Turkish Baths


 Sunday October 2nd

10.00 – 17.00 – New Vernaculars for a New Century  at the Turkish Baths

10.00 – 17.00 – Making Digital Craft exhibitions at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Off Cuts by The Colour of Hair at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – Making Ground exhibition at the Foundry

10.00 – 17.00 – London Southbank Architecture student exhibition Lewes at the Foundry

14.00 – 17.30 – New Vernaculars for a New Century Symposium at the Turkish Baths 

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org


Cover Image: Clem Blakemore’s Project Lacey Green. Photo: Guan Lee

 

 

 

Star Brewery open workshops

Saturday 1st October, 10 am – 4pm

Star Brewery Castle Ditch Lane, Lewes BN7 1YJ

Situated in the centre of Lewes occupying the former Beard’s brewery building, Star Brewery is home to over 20 small businesses. Originally earmarked for development in the 1980s, the building was saved by a group of local artists as affordable workshops for artists, designers and makers.

As part of the Making Lewes festival the following studios will be open, giving visitors the opportunity to see the makers at work.

Studio 1 – Naomi Edwards – Sculpture and casting

Studio 2a – Cameron Mobbs – Luthier

Studio 7 – Nick Benjamin – Hand made and acoustic guitars

Studio 9 – Amelia Rowcroft – Sculpture

Studio 10 – Mille Saisons – Fashion design

Studio 13 – Star Pottery – ceramics

Studio 12 – Bookbinders of Lewes – Hand bookbinding

Studio 22 – Abby Mosseri – Jewellery

New Vernaculars for a New Century

An exhibition on vernacular building culture and contemporary architectures ongoing engagement in vernacular traditions.

29th – September – 2nd October 10.00 – 17.00

With a micro Symposium on October 2nd, 14.00 – 17.30

Venue – Turkish Baths, Friars Walk, Lewes BN7 2LE (map)

Tickets –  £8.50 Concessions – £6.50

SPEAKERS:

Adam Richards – architect to the recent redesign of the Ditchling Arts + Craft Museum on working with Sussex rural vernacular.

Ramun Capaul from award winning Swiss practice, Capaul Blumenthal, designers of Europe’s first rammed earth cinema, on Swiss regional vernacular and contemporary architecture.

Clem Blakemore –  the young award winning architect will talk about her self built Lacey Green School Music room project, which uses its Buckinghamshire site as a key starting point.

David Smithfrom Lewes based Flintman, the leading flint wall builders, who’s work include Flint House, RIBA’s 2015 house of the year.

Meredith Bowles of Mole Architects – East Anglia’s Mole Architects  have developed an international reputation for exploring the regional vernacular style and introducing them to a contemporary architectural world.


New Vernaculars for a New Century is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016 in association with Fourth Door.

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

Cover Image – Ditchling Arts + Craft Musuem

New Vernaculars for a New Century is supported by Lewes Town Council and the Swiss Cultural Fund.

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Digital DIY Workshop

Saturday 1st October at 11am, Foundry Gallery, Lewes. (map)

Sign up

Join us at the Foundry Gallery on Saturday 3 October at 11am for a hands-on workshop exploring what making means, how we feel about it, and whether it can promote change in the world. We’ll be using Lego and other simple materials to make some things, discuss our making practice, and share ideas and experiences in the company of other makers.

This workshop is for anyone involved in making or creativity using traditional or digital tools, creative software for making music or graphics, websites for learning skills or sharing projects, such as Etsy, Youtube, or Instructables.

The workshop will be led by the team at Digital DIY, a research project by University of Westminster.

This workshop is free, but spaces are limited, so please sign up here.


Digital DIY Workshop is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016

Off Cuts

Designers The Colour of Hair will be turning collected hair from Lewes’s hairdressers and barbers into a series of designed objects which will become part of the Making Digital Craft exhibition at the Foundry Gallery between the 29th September and October 2nd.

The Colour of Hair (Fabio Hendry and Martijn Rigter) will be working on their designs in the Foundry forecourt from Thursday 29th to Friday 30th before showing the results over the weekend.

Come and see how Off Cuts turns Lewesians hair into designer artefacts!


Off Cuts is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

We are grateful for the support of Lewes’s hair dressers and barbers and also to Austin’s Scaffolding of Eastbourne for the
loan of scaffold material for the Colour of Hair’s rig

Making Ground Exhibition

Thursday 29th September – Sunday 2nd October, Foundry Gallery, North Street Lewes, BN7 2PH (map)

Making Ground is an Arts Council funded collaborative interdisciplinary project exploring site-specific making at a disused brickworks in Sussex.

The Making Ground exhibition will bring together and share work emerging from the project and see the creation of new pieces within the Foundry Gallery. Making Ground project members Annemarie O’Sullivan and Elaine Bolt will be at the exhibition throughout the event, making new work on site. Artist Rachel Henson will also be exhibiting work created during the project including digital sequences, flickbooks and mutoscope.

Join us at the Foundry Gallery to celebrate the launch of the Making Ground Exhibition.

Thursday 29th September 6.30 – 8.30pm, Foundry Gallery, North Street Lewes, BN7 2PH (map)

Refreshments will be served and we look forward to welcoming you to the event.

Please RSVP info@makingground.org if you would like to attend


Making Ground is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

Southbank Architecture Student Exhibition

This exhibition highlights the results of second and third year architecture students from South Bank University whose 2015/2016 project used Lewes as it’s context.

29th – 2nd October, 10.00 – 17.00 – Foundry Gallery, North Street Lewes, BN7 2PH (map)

The project brief called for proposals to rehouse the resident artists and crafts people currently occupying the warehouses. The chosen site was adjacent to a car park behind Waitrose and beside the Ouse river, and included the old WenbanSmith storage sheds. The brief emphasised buildings to provide micro-homes for up to 20 artists, associated studios and an exhibition space that is accessible to the public to withstand flooding.


Southbank Architecture Student Exhibition is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

 

Pop Up Workshops 17th Sept

Warming up for this years Make Lewes Festival, we are hosting a series of pop up workshops this Saturday at the Turkish Baths. Bring your children, come as a family, or just bring yourself.

Saturday 17th September – 10.30 – 16.30 pm, Turkish Baths, Friars Walk, Lewes. BN7 2LZ (map)

FREE EVENT (donations welcome)

Carolyn Trant – Print  Workshop – 10.30 – 13.30 pm

Zuky Serper – Wonky Toys Workshop – 14.30 – 16.30 pm

Making Digital Craft

Making Digital Craft Symposium and related exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and events.

29th – 2nd October, 10.00 – 17.00 – Foundry Gallery, North Street Lewes, BN7 2PH (map)

Featuring: MakingGround, an explorative collaboration between ceramicist Elaine Bolt and basket-maker Anne Marie O’ Sullivan, Charles Stern’s experiments with his self built 3d printer, the results of this years Collaborative Collisions workshop, Guillaume Lyon’s laser printed lampshades, Off Cuts experimental objects created by The Colour of Hair,  and RCA design students pechakucha.

With a micro-symposium on Saturday 1st October – 14.00 – 17.15 pm

Tickets – £6.50 Concessions – £4.50 

Featuring:

Guan Lee, founder of Grymsdyke Farm workshop, Buckinghamshire,  on his architectural, design and crafts workshop hub focused on ceramics, timber and land based materials.

Isabelle Risner, Westminster University  – on the current emergence of Digital Making and the Digital DIY project. (Isabelle Risner will also be running a Digital DIY workshop from 11.00 to 13.00)

The Colour of Hair (Fabio Hendry and Martijn Rigters)  – on their Off Cuts project, turning hair collected from Lewes’s hairdresser’s and barbers into a series of designed objects.

RCA Students Pecha Kucha – students from the RCA design department will present their work.

Guillaume Lyons, lighting designer using laser printers for his beautiful Kaigami designs.

Rachel Henson – artist and maker who explores the boundaries between digital and analogue in her flicker work and other projects.

Making Digital Craft is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

Cover Image – Other Room I by Guan Lee

Kinship III – Geodesics Talk

21st Century Geodesics – Kristoffer Tejlgaard

Tejlgaard is a Danish architect who has been transforming Geodesic dome architecture into the new twenty-first century context.

25th September – 19.30 – 21.30 Venue – Turkish Baths, Friars Walk, Lewes, BN7 2LE (map)

FREE EVENT (donations welcome)

For more info email: info@makinglewes.org 

The 21st Century Geodesics is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016