SEMC Brockley and New Cross




Sat-Sun, 10am-6pm

Free Event



SEMC host a series of events throughout SE London on the last weekend of the festival. In Brockley & New Cross, Simple Shape presents an exhibition by Superfolk while Lewisham Arthouse hosts a series of design talks & filmmaker, William Scothern, shows his new mini-documentary series: Made In London

Events across Brockley and New Cross include:

Meander: a solo show by Superfolk
Simple Shape Studio, Ashby Mews (behind 106 Manor Ave), London SE4 1TE
10am – 6pm Saturday & Sunday / FREE

Simple Shape proudly presents ‘Meander’, an exhibition of work by the superb design team, Superfolk, who have designed a series of objects inspired by meandering rivers. The exhibition includes a range of candle holders in both polished brass and oiled black steel, printed textile patterns on natural cotton fabrics and heavy duck canvas tote bags.
Superfolk will also give live making demos each day in the Simple Shape Studio, including hand-dipped beeswax candles and ink brush drawings on washi paper.

The Art House Object Talks
Lewisham Arthouse, 140 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PD
Times to be announced Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th / FREE

South East Makers Club has invited some of the very best makers in the area to deliver an ‘Object Talk’. Each maker will bring physical pieces of their work, either completed pieces or works in progress, to talk about. Using the ‘object’ as the starting point they will explain their process, what motivates them, the issues they face, the challenges, good and bad and future plans. Held in the old carnegie library building, the Lewisham Arthouse, the talks are intentionally relaxed, informal and friendly.

A Dog Like Sparky Open Studio
1 Ashmead Road, London SE8 4DY
10.30am – 5.30pm Saturday 23rd September / FREE

Using traditional fabrics and working in partnership with makers, Lisa Bennett creates distinctive, handmade work aprons for artists/makers and artisan businesses.
Aprons, historically humble garments, embody the makers work ethic and mindset – bespoke aprons have become an essential part of 21st century artisan business and branding. During the open studio day, watch the design and making process in practice, have a go at designing your own work apron and view the full range of ‘Aprons for Makers’.

Made In London: film screening followed by a Makers & Directors Q&A
The Curzon Goldsmiths, Richard Hoggart Building, Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW
TIME TBC 2pm – 3pm Saturday 23rd / FREE

The Curzon Cinema Goldsmiths in New Cross, shows the Made In London short film series by filmmaker William Scothern. The series explores the work and processes of seven London based makers including: sign painter, Archie Proudfoot; weaver, Rachel Scott; cordwainer, Allan Baudoin; caner, Rachael South and wallpaper designer, Daniel Heath. The screening marks the premiere of a short film on South East based ceramic artist, Chris Keenan and textile designer and weaver, Catarina Riccabona. The screening is followed by a talk with the Scothern and a selection of the featured makers.

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