Sen5es Mystery movie night


Making Art Work invite you to a sensory film extravaganza.  

As a closing event to Sen5es exhibition our mystery film night will not only visually delight but will appeal to all your senses.

Saturday 26th November at The Bowerhouse, 20 Warwick Place, Maidstone, ME16 8SG

Arrival from 6.30pm. Film starts 7.30pm (film rating 15)

Tickets are £5.00 including refreshments.  Booking via Eventbrite

Please note the mystery film is certificate 15 and the organisers will be unable to admit any persons under this age .






Art Market 2nd edition

Save the date!


Following the overwhelming success of the first Art Market, we’re  delighted to announce the 2nd edition of the Art Market on Saturday 17th September.

To register your interest please email

We will be releasing regular updates so stay plugged in to all our social platforms.

Twitter: @artmarket_me14
Facebook: Art Market
Instagram:  @artmarketme14

Artist Talk by Donna Fleming

We are thrilled that Donna Fleming will be giving a talk about her work and how to keep your practice going.

Date: Saturday 30 January 2016

Time: 2pm
Venue: Xross-Polynation Art Gallery, 3-4 Starnes Court, Maidstone, ME14 1EB


Donna is a fine artist whose work spans sculpture, drawing and painting.  After completing a BA in Fine Art Sculpture from Kent Institute of Art and Design in 1996 she went on to graduate from the Fine Art Sculpture course at the Royal College of Art in 2000.

Following Donna’s presentation there will be a Q&A and an opportunity afterwards to talk more informally over tea, coffee and cake.

This is a TICKETED event and available on the door. Please arrive 15 mins early to secure your seat as places are limited. All tickets include refreshments.

Please email if you’d like to reserve a ticket. Please also let us know if you have any access requirements, unfortunately there is no loop system or signer.

Tickets: £10 including refreshments
Concessions: £7 (Under 18s, Unwaged, Students, Pensioners)
Making Art Work Members: £5

Making Art Work’s ART MARKET comes to Maidstone!

Experience everything the vibrant contemporary art scene has to offer on Saturday 19th September at the ART MARKET in Maidstone’s historic Lockmeadow Market Hall.

The ART MARKET features 80 stalls of work by nationally and internationally exhibiting artists from across Kent and the South East, showcasing some of the best contemporary art available. Exhibitors include Emily Tull, Hannah Adamaszek, Rennie Pigrem, Leuan Edwards and a whole host of others! Emily was a national finalist in the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year competition, whilst Hannah pushes the boundaries and gives a fresh lease of life to street art. Rennie is best known for his award-winning music performed around the world and uses photographs from his travels as a starting point for his work. Leuan is a Broadstairs based print maker who produces stunning artworks for album covers and books.

The ART MARKET has partnered with Lili Westlake, the creative mind behind Arty Farty Open Mic and Art Nights, to plan an eclectic programme of singers, poets, dancers and performers throughout the day. One of the highlights is a performance by the talented Bill Lewis, best known for being a member of the legendary Medway Poets Group alongside Billy Childish, Sexton Ming, Charles Thomson and Rob Earl.

We’re also running a charity art auction with proceeds going to two selected charities – Maidstone and Mid Kent MIND and The Foundling Museum. We’ve received generous donations towards this event from artists including Ralph Steadman, Billy Childish, Gavin Turk, Stuart Semple (ambassador of Mind), Tessa Farmer, Nick Veasey, Sadie Hennessey, and celebrity double Olympic gold winner Dame Kelly Holmes, plus many more. Go to to view donations and to place secret bids in advance of the final auction at the MARKET on Saturday afternoon hosted by Raj Bisram of Channel 4’s Four Rooms.

We have commissioned local artist Susie Dafforn to create a design for a limited edition print inspired by the Fremlin elephant. The work cleverly combines references to Maidstone’s brewing history and traditional Nepalese elephant decoration. Suzie’s design will be unveiled on the day and visitors will be able to use it to print their own piece of work. There will also be the opportunity to win a limited edition print by entering a free prize draw as you arrive at the ART MARKET.


The ART MARKET takes place at Market Hall, Lockmeadow, Baker Road, Maidstone, ME16 8LW, Saturday 19th September, 9:00am to 4:00pm, free entry

The closing auction takes place at the MARKET at 3:00pm to 4:00pm on the 19th September