Made London

The Design and Craft Fair

24th – 27th October 2013

Made London

The Design and Craft Fair

24th – 27th October 2013

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.


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


Friday September 20 – Sunday September 22

Corn Exchange Church Street Brighton

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



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


Exhibitors 2013

Tickets and information

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.


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!’


‘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 2013

August 24th 2013 – September 8th 2013

Artwave 2013
Artwave 2013

August 24th 2013 – September 8th 2013

The visual arts festival for Lewes district covers Lewes and many of the surrounding towns and villages.

Open houses, studios and galleries




Don’t Forget To Breathe


Michelle Cobbin Exhibition

The Foundry Gallery

24 Aug – 8 Sept 2013

24 Aug – 8 Sept 2013

I am very excited to invite you to the art show ‘Don’t Forget To Breathe’ at The Foundry Gallery, Lewes, which is a joint show of my work and artists Jenny Shaw and Emily Ball. The Foundry is a really big space giving opportunity to show some larger scale works.

I am currently painting some new larger pieces, the inspiration for which was my recent trip to Italy. No pictures to show you yet, as they are still very much in the making.

We are having a launch party on Friday 23rd August – all welcome – bring your friends! I plan to be at the gallery most days, but feel free to email me if you want to check if I’ll be there on a particular day.

Warm wishes

Michelle Cobbin

Dupont Art Club

Annual Exhibition

15th – 17th August


Annual Exhibition

Ventnor Hall

Blatchington Road



15th – 17th August

The long-established Duport Art Club annual exhibition is showing an open display of members’ art. Entirely figurative and representational, the group offer a range of work in watercolours, acrylic, collage and charcoal, favouring still life, landscape, animal and portrait.

You can buy original work, prints and cards, vote for your favourite and enjoy tea and an excellent Victoria sponge [just £1.50].


Juanita Buchan’s hyper-realisitc still lives, in detail, clarity and repose – “Simplicity” was my favourite

Diana Fabris’ painting “Trees, Encinitas” – the textures and contrasts in a grove of gnarled old trees






Susie MacMurray Art Installation


Susie MacMurray Art Installation

See the website for news of artist led activities and musical events over the summer

Fabrica 20 Duke Street Brighton

6th July – 26th August 2013