MAKE LEWES FESTIVAL 2018 LAUNCH EVENT
Tongue and Groove and Algorithms – the Fred and Will Story
Sit-down vegetarian supper with special guest talks by designer makers Fred Baier and William Hardie.
Friday September 21st 18.30 prompt at Fitzroy House, Lewes BN7 2AD map
Tickets £22.50 (includes vegetarian mezze supper, cake and a complimentary drink) Pay bar available. Booking online through eventbrite.
Fred Baier is an internationally renowned furniture maker, who pioneered the use of computer aided design in furniture making in the 1980’s, and has been at the forefront of drawing together analogue and digital making in the decades since.
William Hardie, is well known in Lewes for Studio Hardie. Resolving seemingly impossible design challenges, William has become a familiar face on Amazing Space’s and other TV programmes. Less known is that years ago Fred and William worked together on a public art project leading to a long and creative friendship.
The pair will thread together their shared story during the course of the evening.
Collaborative Conspiracies is part of Make Lewes Festival 2018
Improvisations with Southdowns Herdwick sheep wool and other found and rescued materials.
21 – 23 September, 10.00 – 17.00, Lewes Depot, Pinwell Rd, BN7 2JS map
MLF’s popular Collaborative Collisions returns after a year off. This year’s improvisational workshop draws together a diverse group of makers, crafts people, and designers to meet a design challenge integrating local sheep wool and other materials.
Over 3 days a fantastical felt coat of changing seasons will be created from local sheep fleece (and a bit of local alpaca fleece too). Come and join Barbara Keal, Owena Lewis and others in any stage of the process from washing fleece through to making a felt leaf or animal motif to be added to the coat. Then on Sunday come and have this wild hooded garment lowered on to you.
This years Collaborative Colliders include:
Barbara Keal – Felt Maker and artist
Owena Lewis – Farmer & wool producer
Fred Baier – Furniture Maker
Further Collaborative Colliders to be announced
Expect the unexpected
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Collaborative Collisions III is part of Make Lewes Festival 2018
Cover image: Kids participating in Collaborative Collisions II in 2016 – Photo: George Sinclair
This week we bring you two woody talks, continuing our Collaborative Kaleidoscope series, with invited speakers who have both used wood in pioneering and unusual ways. This time though (and appropriately), we will be hosting at the Studio Hardie workshop.
October 20th, 7pm – 9.30pm at Studio Hardie, Phoenix Works, Lewes BN7 2PE (map)
* Please note Studio Hardie is a workshop and not a heated arts venue. Wear warm clothes!
Furniture maker & artist Fred Baier’s work is as individual and flamboyant as the man himself. Starting off in woodwork, Baier has been traveling a singular path, one foot in the 3D design world, the other in ‘Dan Dare’ meets Roxy Music Space Age retro-futurism. With his pioneering use of Computer Aided Design (CAD-CAM) in the 1980’s, Baier has been at the forefront of fusing together analogue and digital making, and taking wood based furniture design places others don’t.
With characteristic oddball panache Baier’s has titled his talk Form Swallows Function – crossing the analogue/digital divide. Miss it at your peril.
Anna Bera is the young artist-in-residence at Ditchling Arts + Crafts Museum, as part of their autumn exhibition, New Truth to Materials: Wood where – by the time she speaks on Friday – she will have just completed an artwork inspired by materials and place.
From Poland, Bera is particularly interested in natural materials, and has worked using wood on her Wild Children projects. Bera will be in conversation with Gian Luca Amadei from the Architecture Design Fashion team at British Council in London.
Cover image: Anna Bera. photo: Emilia Oksentowicz