Craftschool Weekend

  • The art of mending. Craftschool at Newlyn Art Gallery
    Image: Craftschool Photo: Steve Tanner
  • Craftschool at Newlyn Art Galery
    Image: Craftschool at Newlyn Art Photo: Steve Tanner

18 Aug — 19 Aug 2017

Newlyn Art Gallery


Fri 18 & Sat 19 Aug

Please join us to celebrate all things Craftschool, starting with a simple meal of foraged ingredients (£5) on Friday evening at 18.00 with a talk by exhibiting artist Celia Pym at 19.30 (free).

Call the Craftschool number 07732 024472 to book your meal.

On Saturday from 10.30 we have an informal panel discussion on the themes of making and mending, followed by lunch and through the afternoon we will build together from scrap materials the stalls for a summer fete (£5 for the day, inc lunch, book via Eventbrite)

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Craftschool Weekend / Making and Mending

Fri 18 Aug  18.00 – 21.00
Foraged Meal (£5) and Artist Talk (free)

18.00 Foraged Meal
Join us for a simple meal using local ingredients, including some foraged by a team of our volunteers with Rachel Lambert from Wildwalks.
£5 per person (text 07732 024472 to book, and let us know of any dietary requirements – menu to be announced soon), plus pay bar.

19.30 Artist Talk
Exhibiting artist Celia Pym will give a talk about her practice of mending and darning. Pym is one of the shortlisted makers for the BC Radio Four Woman’s Hour Craft Prize 2017. Free, all welcome


Sat 19 Aug 10.30 – 16.30
Panel Discussion, Lunch and Skip/Fete/Skip (we’ll build a village fete)
£5 for the day includes free lunch (book via Eventbrite)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee
A chance to buy a coffee before the discussion begins.

11.00 – 12.30 Panel Discussion
Join us for an informal discussion on the themes of Making & Mending in the exhibition, with Lenka Clayton from Two Itinerant Quilters, exhibiting artist Louis-Jack Horton-Stephens, designer and maker Sarah Johnson who dyes with natural indigo, Michael Johnson, lead craftsman at The Copper Works Newlyn, and Celia Pym whose practice is centred on the art of mending and darning.

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch
Continue the conversations over a lunch box in the gallery café.

14.00 – 15.30 Skip/Fete/Skip
Everyone is invited to create teams to make stalls for a village fete using scrap materials in 1 ½ hours, led by exhibiting artist James Hankey. No experience or skills are required, just an enthusiasm to create a coconut shy, skittles, other traditional village green stalls and, of course, bunting! Scrap materials and tools are provided.

15.30 – 16.30 Fete
We set up our fete outside the gallery and relive those village green days, inviting the public to have a go too. Lemonade and beer available, plus Egg and Carved Spoon Race.


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Venue: Newlyn Art Gallery
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