MAKING ART WORK

MAKING ART WORK’s  Project Archive

Art Market:

Review of the Art Market, Lock Meadow Market Buildings, Maidstone, 19 September 2015

Art Market website

Our exhibitions:

Sen5es, The Bowerhouse, Maidstone, 19th and 26th November 2016: An exhibition to indulge and stimulate the senses.

Time, Maidstone Museum, June 2016: exploring the past, present and future of our history, memory and reality.

Edge, Below 65 Gallery, Maidstone, September 2015: a site responsive exhibition of new work interpreting the theme of Edge.

Making Art Work’s ‘On Tap’ exhibition, June 2014 – private view

Response, Maidstone Museum, November 2014: a site responsive exhibition inspired by the Museum by members of Making Art Work.

ON TAP, Brewery Tap Gallery, Folkestone, June 2014: a site responsive exhibition of new work by twenty artists inspired by the gallery’s former life as pub.

OPEN PROJECTOR NIGHT, The Bowerhouse, Maidstone, July 2014: a programme of short artist films

SHIFT, The Bowerhouse, Maidstone, October 2013: a new exhibition by Making Art Work members encompassing ideas of transformation, relocation, flux and stasis

ASHA PERFORMANCE, Korinna McRobert, SHIFT exhibition, The Bowerhouse, Maidstone, October 2013: follows Beryl Gascoigne Hibbert and her transformation into Asha, one of the first women to protest against apartheid

THE MUSEUM OF CURIOS, Ruth Payne and Adam Modley, Union Street, Maidstone, winter 2012/13: exploring the curious and wonderful world of PARASCIENCE

Exhibition: RED, Union Street, Maidstone, November to December 2012

OPEN PROJECTOR NIGHT AND VIDEO INSTALLATIONS, Union Street, Maidstone, October 2012

TEXT, Union Street, Maidstone, October 2012

 

Our artist talks:

Gayle Chong Kwan’s talk for Making Art Work on 4th July 2013

POLLY MORGAN, Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, September 2014: an artist bringing taxidermy traditions into a contemporary context

RICH CUTLER, Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, May 2014: a Brighton based photographer exploring the instinctual nature of classification and the human need to form order from chaos

SCULPTURE IN BEIRUT, Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery, December 2013: refugee children create something out of nothing

GAYLE CHONG KWAN, Union Street, Maidstone, July 2013: a London-based artist working primarily with photography and installation to create fantastical mise-en-scene landscapes and environments

Review of GAYLE CHONG KWAN’S artist’s talk by Cathy Rogers

FREDDIE ROBINS, Stepping Stones Studios, Maidstone, February 2013: an artist who challenges our perception of knitting as craft

JO ROBERTS, Union Street, Maidstone, November 2012: artist / explorer

 

Three month pop-up project

UNION STREET POP-UP, Maidstone, winter 2012/13

Video: Our three-month project to create an arts space in Union Street, Maidstone, by Korinna McRobert: video evaluating our experiences

Video: Making Art Work and our three-month project to create an arts space in Union Street, Maidstone, by Nikki Gautam and Melissa Liddicoat

 

Our other events and projects:

Film screening: Make Your Own Damn Art about Bob and Roberta Smith followed by a Q&A session with it’s Director, John Rogers

Making Art Work, Maidsinki project, June 2013

Film Screening: THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, The Bowerhouse, Maidstone, October 2013: an adult re-telling of the classic Little Red Riding Hood story and the fables of Werewolves directed by Neil Jordan

Collaborative Workshop and projection event: MAIDSINKI, Stepping Stone Studios, Maidstone, June 2013

Artist’s residency: NICOLA FLOWER, Union Street, Maidstone, winter 2012/13

Event: OUT OF THE RED, Union Street, Maidstone, December 2012: a free making-day extravaganza with workshops, games, and alternative christmas tree to make something for

Talk: CRAFTY BASTARD!, David Brooks, Union Street, Maidstone, December 2012: a discussion and workshop exploring the art / craft divide

Talk: WHAT CAN BE LEARNT FROM AMATEUR CRAFT PRACTICE? Stephen Knott PhD, Union Street, Maidstone, November 2012

Talk: THE A-Z OF SURVIVING AS AN ARTIST, Annabel Tilley and Rosalind Davies, Union Street, Maidstone, October 2012

 

Our workshops:

How to use social media effectively, by Tea Social run at Stepping Stones Studios, Maidstone, February 2013

Get yourself out there! by Patsy Dixon, held in Union Street Maidstone, January 2013: self-marketing

How to approach a gallery and presenting your work, Patsy Dixon, Union Street, Maidstone, December 2012

Building a website in WordPress, James Yorke, Union Street, Maidstone, December 2012

Camera-less photography, Ali Farmer, Fleur Alston, Karen Crosby, Union Street, Maidstone, November 2012

Introduction to abstraction, Ruth Payne, Union Street, Maidstone, November 2012

Transfer Dyes, Sue Pritchard, Union Street, Maidstone, October 2012

Life Drawing, Paula Trower, Union Street, Maidstone, winter 2012

 

Korinna McRobert, still from ‘Asha’