Barcombe Collective at Artwave 2015

Artwave 2015


For the first time the artists at Sewells Farm Barcombe will be opening their studios to the public for Artwave 2015.

Over the weekend of the 5/6th of September, 11 – 4, come and see why such a diverse group of artists have chosen this beautiful secluded location as a place to work, and draw inspiration.

Meet Philomena Harmsworth whose recent exhibition at Farley Farm House saw her canvases hung in rooms where giants of Modernism, such as Picasso and Lee Miller have lived and worked. Philomena views her own studio space as an extension of her intriguing, sketchbooks. Together they create the anchored point from which the narrative of her work can evolve.

In contrast Sandra Hurst Chico found paper and canvas too confining for her ideas, so she turned to Willow as a medium to create, as she says, ‘giant 3D sketches’. Growing and coppicing, dry or living, Sandra’s work explores all aspects of the weaving craft. She shares her knowledge and expertise in private tutorials, school workshops and community projects.

Mark Griffiths finds the inspiration for his furniture designs in sci-fi, and 1930’s Hollywood, which is evident in both his Shell table and Triffid lamp. Along with creating contemporary pieces, Mark’s woodworking skills have recently led him to be involved in a project to recreate an Iron Age dug out vessel discovered in an Irish bog, using simple tools from the period.

Join them at Sewells Farm for a weekend of conversation, discussion, refreshments and wonderful works of art.

The refreshments will be in aid of the leading children’s charities NSPCC and East Sussex’s Foster Carer’s Association

Brighton Mini Maker Faire 2015

A Celebration of Creativity and Invention

Saturday September 5th Corn Exchange, Brighton


A Celebration of Creativity and Invention

Saturday September 5th Corn Exchange, Brighton

Brighton Mini Maker Faire, the festival of making, creativity and invention takes place every year in the Corn Exchange in Brighton. We bring together the most inspired, talented and ambitious makers and 3,000 excited visitors to share the fun of making – to learn, watch and get their hands dirty. There are robots, crafting, musical instruments, cosplay, electronics, weaving and more.

About Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Maker Faire’s mission is to entertain, inform, connect and inspire these thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers.

The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2011 celebrated its sixth annual Bay Area event with some 100,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire has grown in popularity and relevance, additional flagship faires were launched in 2010 in Detroit and New York City. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world, including Brighton Mini Maker Faire.

Activities for all ages include arts & crafts, robots and engineering, wood and metalwork, electronics, science, tech, music and more amazing do-it-yourself creation.

Highlights from previous Brighton Mini Maker Faires

Over 10,000 people have piled into the Dome for Brighton Mini Maker Faire since 2011, to witness the mind-boggling home-made creations of the best inventors, crafters, hackers and DIY-ers from across the UK – and they got involved: making, experimenting, playing, learning and interacting.

We’ll be there on Saturday – looking forward to it!