Made Brighton

The Design and Craft Fair

21st – 24th November 2013

Made Brighton

The Design and Craft Fair

21st – 24th November 2013

www.brighton-made.co.uk

 

MADE BRIGHTON takes place between the 21st and 24th November in the BRIGHTON DOME – CORN EXCHANGE, by the Royal Pavilion.

 

We will again be welcoming over 120 innovative and original makers and designers to show and sell their work directly to the public. Beautiful and unique jewellery, textiles, glass, ceramics, furniture and much more across all prices brackets, means the fair provides something for everyone’s taste and budget.  A café provides a space to take refreshment and relax.

Made London

The Design and Craft Fair

24th – 27th October 2013

Made London

The Design and Craft Fair

24th – 27th October 2013

www.madelondon.org

MADE LONDON was held for the first time in October to great acclaim from visitors and exhibitors. We aimed to present an enjoyable event showcasing the very best and most original makers in this country and beyond exhibiting the highest quality contemporary craft and design. Visitors to our first show were bowled over by the variety, high quality and originality of the craft and design work on show; loved exploring each four levels of the dramatic and beautiful building and loved the relaxed and friendly atmosphere of the show.

VENUE

MADE LONDON takes place at One Marylebone, using all 4 floors of this stunning Sir John Soane Church in central London. Directly opposite Great Portland Street tube station and next door to Regents Park. There is a cafe serving drinks and light meals in the double height crypt.

Brighton Art Fair

Friday September 20 – Sunday September 22

Corn Exchange Church Street Brighton

We visit the Art Fair Private View

 

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Friday September 20 – Sunday September 22

Corn Exchange Church Street Brighton

www.brightonartfair.co.uk

We visit the Art Fair Private View:

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the 2013 Brighton Art Fair launched today with the private view at the Corn Exchange. Well attended, and a buzz of interest as art lovers meet with artists for the first sight of their latest work.

Two girls are singing classic swing and there’s plenty of wine and a few canapes to enjoy.

Some familiar names, a wealth of work in paint, print, wire, ceramics, metalwork, wood – this is the real thing; accomplished work, elegantly presented heavyweight serious art, seriously commercial with a well organised credit card pay point.

It’s hot in here – be warned and dress cool.

As I move around the exhibition, quite a few artists’ work stands out.

My pick of the Fair:

Helaina Sharpley

Helaina Sharpley, wirework artist – stark black wire outlines on white, 3D ‘drawings’ that move as you do

 

Lesley Jones

Lesley Jones, fine artist – cool, mysterious skies, impressionistic and muted tones

 

Stephanie Ray

Stephanie Ray, designer jewellery – tiny silver people pendants perched on intricate wood blocks

 

Samantha Bryan

Samantha Bryan, craft & design – steampunk fairies

 

April Young

April Young, artist – both painter and ceramicist, presenting a match of mythical beasts and powerful paintings – loved the powerful oriental horse and a sad little minotaur figure

 

Diane Rogers

Diane Rogers, artist – handpainted silk beach pictures, closely observed detail of pebble and shell

 

Emmie van Biervliet

Emmie van Biervliet, artist – striking gilded city scenes

 

Hannah McVicar

Hannah McVicar, illustrator and printmaker – botanical illustrations, colour and line in deceptive simplicity

 

Francis Doherty

Francis Doherty, ceramics – tactile, exotic and alien botanical forms, stamens and petals, leaves and pods

 

Philip Hearsey

Philip Hearsey, bronze – tactile and curvy small scale pieces, fluid gleaming bronze edges, rich turquoise surfaces

 

Blaze Cyan

Blaze Cyan, artist – engrossing black and white drawings, gnarled ancient trees like Tolkien ents

 

Melanie Bellis

Melanie Bellis, artist – monochrome architectural drawings, detail and shadow

 

Kate Jenkins

Cardigan, knitwear for life – here showing witty sequinned fish pictures … dainty sushi and hefty fishy beasts, sparkle and texture

 

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Daniel Ablitt, artist – thoughtful greenlit woodlands

 

Alexander Korzer-Robinson

Alexander Korzer-Robinson, book sculptures – fascinating 3D box scenes cut out of books, layers of theatrical little characters and images tell their own stories

Linsay and Mark Oliver

Pack & Tickle Linsay and Mark Oliver, award-winning artisans – ‘quirky flat packs’ – layered landsapes and fantasy insects

 

Rose Dalban

Rose Dalban, artist – an angry Turner, swirling burning red skies and surging seas, light and dark on a grand scale

 

An engrossing fair, packed with detail and interest for the art lover

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Exhibitors 2013 www.brightonartfair.co.uk/gallery

Tickets and information www.brightonartfair.co.uk/tickets

Celebrating its tenth anniversary with over one hundred of the best contemporary artists from the UK and abroad.

Brighton Art Fair is celebrating its 10th year and is bringing together over 100 of the best contemporary artists from the UK and abroad. Some have exhibited with us before, some are brand new to the event and their work is exciting and exceptional. 2013 is going to be a very special show.

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Tania Corbett at iO Gallery

Here’s what some of last year’s visitors said about Brighton Art Fair…

‘Even better than last year!’

‘Keep doing this Art Fair – we love it!’

‘Keep it going please!’

‘Good atmosphere, great show, well done all!’

‘Brilliantastic!’

‘Lots of variety, good standard of work.’

‘Excellent art and variety, wonderful!’

‘Lots of unique pieces, thank you for a wonderful afternoon!’

‘Absolutely stunning!’

‘Very inspiring.’

‘No pressure, crowds, time to appreciate the art.’

‘Great art on display, excellent’

Brighton Art Fair is the largest annual art exhibition on the South Coast and enables artists across all media to sell their work to the public, building a relationship with buyers, potential buyers, galleries and curators. The fair selects the most talented painters, printmakers, photographers and sculptors along with artist groups and Sussex based galleries.

Artwave: Group Show [Pelham House Hotel]

Explore this historic Lewes hotel, hung with artwork throughout the public rooms, and sculptures half-hidden in the terraced garden

Erin MacAirt

Explore this historic Lewes hotel, hung with artwork throughout the public rooms, and sculptures half-hidden in the terraced garden

Erin MacAirt – fascinating 3D boxed scenes, faded mirrors, evoking Victorian miniature theatre, the flats and wings created from etchings

Emily Warren – papier mache animal heads

Tiffany Lynch – pretty pagan pastel woodland creatures in faded misty layers

Sam Hewitt – visions of the urban commute in all its bustle and light

Artwave: Nicola Maxwell-Gumbleton, Group Show

This stunner of a Victorian house is the owner’s home, studio and art school, the entire ground floor given over to studio and gallery space showcasing paint and print.

Nicola Maxwell-Gumbleton

This stunner of a Victorian house is the owner’s home, studio and art school, the entire ground floor given over to studio and gallery space showcasing paint and print. Many art classes happen at this venue. Upstairs for the Vintage Pop Up Shop – a lesson in the beauty of nostalgia and display.