This Saturday artists and makers from all over Lambeth will be gathering at Six Brixton to display their wares and share their methods with exhibitions, live demonstrations and hands-on workshops. Running for the second year, Making Uncovered attracted over 700 visitors during its debut in 2013 and is hoping for even greater success this year, spreading a love of art and craft and getting the community involved with the joy of making. This year, the event returns in a new venue, Six Brixton on Somerleyton Road, but once again promises to serve up a feast of arts and crafts, with ceramics, woodwork, textiles, drawing, calligraphy all on show.
Making Uncovered 2014 will be the opening event of the London Design Festival’s Brixton Design District Programme. It’s the first year that Brixton has showcased its design culture as part of London’s biggest design festival and the collective behind the festival – Makerhood – were only too pleased to be kicking off Brixton’s design showcase: “Last year Making Uncovered was an astounding success and attracted hundreds of visitors,” said Kristina Glushkova, co-founder of Makerhood. “This year we’ve got some really interesting and unusual artists taking part, who will be doing things you don’t get to see every day. We’re really proud to be bringing these different crafts together under one roof to kick off Brixton’s design festival celebrations. It will be a very special occasion.”
Entry is free, and demonstrations of twelve different arts and crafts will run all day. Visitors wanting to have a go themselves can take part in a range of intriguing workshops in ceramics, drawing, weaving, jewellery making, upholstery and more. Some of these you can turn up and do on the day, others you can book on the Making Uncovered Eventbrite page. Makers will also be selling one-off piece throughout the day. In the evening, the festivities will carry on, with food and drink, and an exciting line up of live music and performance.
The event is a result of collective work of many local makers, volunteers and partners. It is supported by two the popular Diverse Gift shop in Brixton and by WBC, Europe’s leading packaging supplier for independent businesses, that was founded and is still based in Brixton.
To find out more about Making Uncovered, visit www.makinguncovered.com