Contemporary Arts & Crafts

The Artists & Makers website is a gateway to the arts in Sussex and the surrounding counties. This section features exhibitions, workshops and events. For more about RAG events, see the Artists & makers Events section.

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Improv kings return to Worthing comedy club

Next up in a fantastic line-up at Worthing’s family-friendly Matt’s Comedy Club are off the cuff specialists and local heroes The Noise Next Door on 24 April (8pm) at The Connaught Studio.

The UK’s premier improv comedy troupe always provide a massively entertaining night at Matt’s and in recent years have taken the comedy world by storm.

Five-time sell-out veterans of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and one of the country’s most sought after comedy club headliners, The Noise Next Door leave audiences everywhere in awe of their lightning quick wit and original comedic talents.

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Orpington Makers Market

Hunt and Gather are inviting submissions for a makers market for Orpington High Street on Saturday the 7th of July.

Orpington is part of Greater London and its high street can see up to 30,000 shoppers on a Saturday.
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Call for Artists and Contemporary Craft Makers

Trace will explore the boundaries between art and craft, creating an environment where each are the same and each deal with the idea of a Trace.

Curators are looking for makers, visual artists, film makers, performance artists, sound artists and text artists that create work with an idea that there is a Trace – a Trace of something that once belonged, a Trace of something that once happened, a Trace of a suggestion. The title can be taken literally or ambiguously.
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Tom Pope "Time Bound"

For this Time-Bound pilgrimage artist Tom Pope will take a grandfather clock from London to CERN, near Geneva, and bury it at the central point of the Large Hadron Collider. The project seeks to explore a concept that everyone has a relationship with: time.

Departing at noon on Sunday March 25th 2012 from Golden Square in Soho, the centre of the London’s Circle tube line, Pope will take the grandfather clock in a hearse across Europe where a funeral will be held for it on Wednesday April 25th 2012.
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Other Nature: Antlers Gallery, Bristol, launch an emerging scene of artists in London

Antlers Gallery is one of the most recent and intriguing editions to Bristol’s art scene. Launched in 2010 they represent an emerging group of artists who bring contemporary interpretations to traditional methods and subjects.

Central to all the artist’s work are skill-based practices, good draughtsmanship with a particular focus on drawing and painting. Works with strong narrative elements, pieces that evoke a sense of the uncanny and references to the natural world also unify the artists. For the first time this rapidly developing Bristol scene will be on show in London, with the Antlers curated show – ‘Other Nature’.
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Pigs Might Fly...

In January 2012, BRINK, will be presenting the works of seventeen local and regional artists in a new showcase at The Tiltyard in Leyes Lane, Kenilworth.

From Monday 16th January until Sunday 11th March 2012, Tiltyard visitors will have the opportunity to view works by established and emerging artists, portraying local landscapes and nature.
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The Blueprint 22 Graffiti Knitters Exhibition

Many of you may have already seen the knitted phone box currently drawing attention on Steyne Gardens, Worthing.

So...who are The Graffiiti Knitters?
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Variety returns to The Dome for special Christmas show

A Christmas show for all ages bringing an energetic modern twist to traditional variety is on offer for Worthing on 3 December with Variety at The Dome.

Taking the superb setting of The Dome Cinema on Worthing seafront, local family-friendly Matt’s Comedy Club are presenting widely acclaimed comedy troupe Slightly Fat Features in a seasonal feast of slapstick, magic, music, circus skills, silliness and audience participation.

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Caroline Gatehouse will be presenting her solo show ‘DICHOTOMY’ at Gallery150 from 11th – 23rd October 2011.
Caroline, whose interest in art began at a very early age, went on to study at Cheltenham and Gloucester Art College, leaving with a distinction in design and display. On completion of her course, she went on to work for The English National Opera House, but, although she had been trained as a designer, it was not long before she realised that her real passion lay in Fine Art.

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Call for applications - Ceredigion Craft Collective

The Handmade in the Hills Collective is run by makers and designed to promote and sell the work being created in our rural community. All of the work sold on their website is produced by artists and makers in the hidden valleys and on the rolling hills of Ceredigion. The aim at Handmade in the Hills is to create a thriving online marketplace for this work and to promote the arts and crafts of Ceredigion. Their makers are chosen carefully, and everything sold on their site is made to the highest standard.