Category Archives: MLF 2016

Collaborative Collisions II

Improvisations with recycled fishing nets, plastics, timber and other found materials.

24 – 25th September 10.00 – 17.00, The Foundry Gallery, North Street, Lewes, BN7 2PH (map

Public participatory day – Sunday 25th 12.00 – 17.00

Following the success of MLF’s Collaborative Collisions last year, this year’s improvisational workshop will draw together a diverse group of makers, crafts people, and designers to meet a design challenge integrating plastics, paper and other found materials from the Turkish Baths.

Expect the unexpected.

This years Collaborative Colliders include:

Peter Cole – Artist and maker based in Lewes, crafting small scale plastic models.

Walter Bailey – Sussex based sculptor who works  predominantly in wood. His work is held in many public and private collections nationally and internationally.

Matilda Grover – 3D design & craft student at the University of Brighton and MakingLewes team member.

George Sinclair – Part II architecture student at The Cass, London Met and originating member of MakingLewes.

Public participation is happening Sunday 25th between 12.00 and 4.00pm, with all and everyone welcome. 

Collaborative Collisions II is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

World on the Move

Humanitarian and Emergency architecture projects from Kigali to Calais.

1st October – 19.30 – 22.00 Venue – Turkish Baths, Friars Walk, Lewes, BN7 2LE (map)

Julian Belart is a French student architect working in the Calais Jungle, supported by ‘Lewes Action for Refugees‘, on emergency shelter and other projects in the encampment. He will be talking about his work in Calais for the first time in Lewes.

Nerea Eloyduy is co-founder of Kigali based Active Social Architecturewho has been working on health and education projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Europe with emphasis on community participation and post conflict environments. Eloyduy is currently developing a PhD  at the Bartlett School of Architecture studying the influence of the built environment of long-term refugee camps in East Africa on young children’s development. 


World on the Move is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

Makers Talks Evening

Makers Talks evening again hosts locally and nationally recognised makers & crafts people.

Friday 30th 19.30 – 21.30 Studio Hardie 1, Lewes, BN7 2PE (map)

FREE EVENT (donations welcome)

The Makers Talks Evening follows Collaborative Conversations, a regional crafts symposium organised in partnership with CraftNet and the Crafts Council.

Ewan Clayton is one of the country’s best known calligraphers and author of The Golden Thread: A History of Writing. Born in Ditchling, Clayton ran the last academic calligraphy course in the country and is about to launch a new calligraphy studio in Brighton.

Rachel Ward-Sale of Bookbinders of Lewes. Rachel Ward-Sale has been a long time Lewes book binder from her workshop in the Star Gallery. (To co-incide with the evening the Star Gallery will be holding an open day on the 1st October.)

Making Ground – Ceramicist Elaine Bolt and basket maker Anne Marie ‘O Sullivan on their experimental crafts collaboration.

Makers Talks is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

Cover image:  Practising Contentment exhibition, image © Ewan Clayton and the Crafts Study Centre.

Collaborative Conversations

Make Lewes Festival 2016 is co-hosting this years CraftNet regional event – Collaborative Conversations.

Friday 30th September 2016, 12:00 – 17:00.

Venue – Studio Hardie 1, Lewes (map)

Tickets and further information available here

Collaborative Conversations is a regional crafts symposium organised in partnership with CraftNet and the Crafts Council.

Speakers include:

Annabelle Campbell, Head of Exhibitions & Collections, Crafts Council

Atomik Architecture, London based Architecture practice with a focus on collaboration

Textile artist and designer Ptolemy Mann 

Chair: Frances Lord, CraftNet South East rep.

Collaborative Conversations will be followed by the Makers Talks Evening.


Collaborative Conversations is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016 in partnership with Craftnet & the Crafts Council.

Cover image – Makers Talks Evening MLF 2015.