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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 Design & Make Workshop

Make Lewes Festival’s third Kinship workshop is again co-led by William Hardie of Studio Hardie and Sally Daniels of tangentfield. With 21st century Geodesics pioneer Kristoffer Tejlgaard from Denmark.

25th – 28th September, 10.00 – 18.00

Venue -Turkish Baths Lewes and Studio Hardie Workshop

Tickets* £95, Students £75. 

Up to thirty five participants will focus on transforming Lewes’s historic Turkish Baths, integrating found and recycled materials to create bespoke, site specific furniture and installations.

Full brief available on the Hands on Bristol Site here. Or download the pdf – making-lewes-brief-kinship-iii.

Kristoffer Tejlgaard will lead a geodesics model-making workshop during the main workshop. He will also be giving a public talk on the 25th September – 19.30 – 21.30 at the Turkish Baths. Details here.

For more information and to reserve a place email: info@makinglewes.org

If you are travelling from further afield, please see our list of accommodation options for staying in Lewes.

Kinship III Design & Make Workshop is part of Make Lewes Festival 2016

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

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.

Maker Places – Spring 2016

Our latest series of talks focuses on Maker Spaces and Fab Labs. Introducing a spectrum of speakers connected with contrasting open workshop models in Britain and Europe.

Diana Wildschut & Harmen Zijp – the Amersfoort Fab-Lab, Holland

18th March – 7.30 – Elephant & Castle (map)

Diana Wildschut and Harman Zijp are the co-founders of Fablab Amersfoort, a bottom up grassroots and Open Source Fablab in Holland. Amersfoort was the first FabLab funded and operated entirely by those who needed it. The FabLab space is viewed as a knowledge sharing space, primarily using recycled materials and working with self-built and open source machines.

Liz Corbin – The Institute of Making, London

1st April – 7.30 – Elephant & Castle (map)

Liz Corbin is a doctoral researcher at the Institute of Making, University College London. Corbin co-founded the Open Workshop Network and Maker Assembly and her research explores the UK’s emergent maker culture. The Institute of Making is a multidisciplinary research club for all those interested in the made world; whether molecules, spacecraft, soup, or cities. It’s a hub for celebrating UK making and helping shape the maker space and maker culture debate in Britain.

Tomas Diez – Validaura Green Fab Lab, Barcelona

15th April – 7.30 – Studio Hardie (map)

Tomas Diez is a Venezuela-born Urbanist, and director of Fab Lab Barcelona, one of the leading laboratories in the worldwide FabLab network located in and around Barcelona. The network is partially focused on a new generation of FabLabs, including Vallidaura, the world’s first Green FabLab. Diez is also co-founder of the Smart Citizen project and StudioP52.n.

ReMake, ReModel Exhibition Extended!

12-26th September
Studio Hardie, Unit 2
(map)

The Remake, Remodel Exhibition at Studio Hardie Unit 2 has been extended for a further week!

Remake, ReModel will be open Monday 21st – Friday 25th, between 15.00 – 18.00 and Saturday 26th between 10.00 – 17.30.

Remake, ReModel  is an exhibition highlighting the latest in MakersSpaces, Green Fab Labs, Materials Re-Use Hubs and Cafe’s, Redistributive Manufacturing and the Circular Economy.

Alongside the exhibition there will be a chance to view the results of this years Collaborative CollisionsA 10 metre bridge of hay!

ReMake / ReModel Exhibition is part of Make Lewes Festival 2015

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

MAKE LEWES FESTIVAL 2015!

12th – 20th September 2015

After a successful first year, Making Lewes are hosting a second Make Lewes Festival.

The festival follows a similar structure as last year and will include Exhibitions, Symposia, Workshops and more…

For the full schedule of events click here.

Events Include:

REMAKE / REMODEL EXHIBITION & SYMPOSIUM

RETHINKING HOUSING EXHIBITION & SYMPOSIUM

KINSHIP II DESIGN & MAKE WORKSHOP

LEWES MAKERS EVENTS

Post Festival Events:

POST LOCAL – LEWES DISTRICT 2030


FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS.

Saturday 12th September 

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

10.00 – 17.00 | Collaborative Collisions @ The Foundry Gallery

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

11.00 – 12.00 | Phoenix Estate Visit meet @ the Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria), Bus Station (opposite Waitrose)

Sunday 13th September

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

12.00 – 17.00 | Collaborative Collisions @ The Foundry Gallery

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

Monday 14th September

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

15:30 – 16:30 | Phoenix Estate Visit meet @ the Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria), Bus Station (opposite Waitrose)

Tuesday 15th September

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

10.00 – 17.00 | Guiliaume Lyons @ Open Studio (map)

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

Wednesday 16th September 

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

10.00 – 17.00 | Guiliaume Lyons @ Open Studio (map)

10.00 – 17.00 | Kinship II – Design & Make Workshop @ Studio Hardie Workshop

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

15.30 – 17.30 | Mo Hamid Pottery @ Open Studio (map)

15:30 – 16:30 | Phoenix Estate Visit meet @ the Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria), Bus Station (opposite Waitrose)

16.00 – 18.00 | Inglis-Hall Furniture Design @ Open Studio (map)

Thursday 17th September

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

10.00 – 17.00 | Kinship II – Design & Make Workshop @ Studio Hardie Workshop

10.00 – 17.00 | Guiliaume Lyons @ Open Studio (map)

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

15.30 – 17.30 | Mo Hamid Pottery @ Open Studio (map)

16.00 – 18.00 | Inglis-Hall Furniture Design @ Open Studio (map)

Friday 18th September

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

10.00 – 17.00 | Kinship II – Design & Make Workshop @ Studio Hardie Workshop

10.00 – 17.00 | Guiliaume Lyons @ Open Studio (map)

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

15.00 – 17.00 | Robin van Creveld Open Kitchen @ Lewes Community Kitchen (map)

15.00 – 18.00 | Nic Johnson Wood Sculpting Open @ Studio Studio 1, Vipers Wharf, railway Lane, Lewes BN7 2AQ

15:30 – 16:30 | Phoenix Estate Visit meet @ the Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria), Bus Station (opposite Waitrose)

15.30 – 17.30 | Mo Hamid Pottery Open Studio (map)

17.30 – 18.30 | Robin van Creveld Making Music @ Lewes Community Kitchen (map)

19.30 – 21.30 | Makers Talks Evening @ Studio Hardie 1 (map)

Saturday 19th September

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

10.00 – 17.00 | Guiliaume Lyons @ Open Studio (map)

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

10.00 – 18.30 | Rethinking Housing Exhibition @ Lewes House School

11.00 – 12.00 | Phoenix Estate Visit meet @ the Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria), Bus Station (opposite Waitrose)

13.30 – 18.30 | ReMake, ReModel Symposium @ Studio Hardie Workshop

14.00 – 18.00 | Nic Johnson Wood Sculpting Open Studio @ Studio 1, Vipers Wharf, railway Lane, Lewes BN7 2AQ

15.30 – 17.30 | Mo Hamid Pottery Open Studio @ (map)

Sunday 20th September

All day* | Cooked, Baked & Fired Exhibition @ Pleasant Stores & Hearth (Bakery and Pizzeria)

*open to the public during the venues opening hours

10.00 – 17.30 | ReMake, ReModel Exhibition @ Studio Hardie Workshop

10.00 – 18.30 | Rethinking Housing Exhibition @ Lewes House School

13.30 – 18.30 | Rethinking Housing Symposium @ Lewes House School

Post Local – Lewes District 2030

26th September, 14.00 – 17.30, 
The Linklater Pavilion, Lewes Railway Land (map)

Following this years Make Lewes Festival, Making Lewes will be hosting a symposium as part of the  Lewes District 2030 events. The symposium will address the overlap between sustainable technology and design, including new media and open source design.

FEATURING:

Peter Harper, for many years the public face of the Centre of Alternative Technology and key figure in the Radical Technology movement. Harper will be talking about CAT’s Zero Carbon Britain programme.

John French, director of the the Adapt Low Carbon Group and the Enterprise Centre, the University of East Anglia’s flagship low carbon and bio-based business incubation centre.

Adam Niemann, creative director of Carbon Visuals, the Bristol based visual communications company specialising in conveying sustainability and carbon information.

Sophie Thomas, director of the Royal Society of the Arts  The Great Recovery programme highlighting open source in sustainability and the circular economy.

Post Local Symposium is linked to Make Lewes Festival 2015

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org

Image: ©Dennis Gilbert

COLLABORATIVE COLLISIONS

Over 100 people of Lewes came together over the course of two days during Make Lewes Festival 2015 to transform one large bale of hay into a 10metre rope bridge. Sounds impossible? Think again…

The project was a collaboration between 4 Lewes makers, Anne Marie ‘O SullivanJonathan SwanMike Pattison  & Tom McWalter.

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Using an age old technique, a simple cranking tool called a wimble was used to draw and twist a hay rope from the bale. When 3 long single ply ropes were made they were attached to Mike Pattison’s amazing rope making machine and lovingly twisted to form a dense 3 ply rope. Tugs of war, weight and strength tests all revealed that the rope was mightily strong.

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All in the name of fun, the team decided a rope bridge was required to span the beautiful Foundry Gallery in Lewes. Teams set to work on production. 40 hands tying knots, 6 hands cranking, 8 hands feeding hay to the rope-makers, 6 hands laying the hay out, a mere 2 hands on quality control (Tom McWalter). Hard work, conversations, cogs, cake, excited participants, delighted makers and by 4pm on Sunday the rope bridge was erected (thanks to Jonathan Swan up a ladder).

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The lightest and smallest participants were selected to try the bridge first. Felix (age 2) made a fine dash across it, followed by Arlo (age11). They was followed by several keen volunteers and finally by 4 makers who lounged on it while small children rolled in the remnants of the bale. A great day of making for Lewes.

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Words: Anne Marie O’Sullivan
Photos: George Sinclair

Rethinking Housing Exhibition & Symposium

19-20th September
Lewes House, School Hill
(map)

An exhibition presenting a broad spectrum of new housing solutions, including Co-Housing, Self Build and Live-Work

With a micro Symposium on the 20th September, 13.30 – 18.30. £5 – £7 Suggested Donation

Speakers to include:

Lisa Baraitser – resident and Co-founder – and Ken Rorrison from Architects, Henley Halebrown and Rorrison on award winning Copper Lane Co-Housing project.

Cany Ash of AshSakula on their low cost self build LightBox House and other projects.

John Broome –  Pioneering self-build and community architect and founding member of Architype, the influential sustainable architectural practice.

Trygve Ohren of Nøysom arkitekter on their self build Svartlamon Housing project, Trondheim, Norway.

Frances Holliss – Architect and researcher on live-work design in buildings and author of Beyond Live/Work: The Architecture of Home-Based Work.

If you wish to reserve a place for the Symposium please make your donation here, and email us at info@makinglewes.org to confirm your attendance. 

Rethinking Housing Exhibition & Symposium is part of Make Lewes Festival 2015.

Rethinking Housing Exhibition & Symposium is supported by Lewes Town Council.

For more information email: info@makinglewes.org