Art Market is Pleased to Be supported by One Maidstone

Making Art Work are delighted to announced that this years Art Market is being supported by One Maidstone. 

One Maidstone is a Community Interest Company that is dedicated to improving the trading environment in Maidstone and in so doing enhancing the town centre for residents and visitors. 

As a Community Interest Company (CIC) they’re committed to investing any surplus that they make back into Maidstone’s community and do this through working groups: Events, Marketing and Regeneration and Street Scene.

They seek to raise Maidstone’s profile as County Town and as a place in which to live, work, shop, do business and spend leisure time.

You can find out more information by visiting their website at www.onemaidstone.co.uk

Art Market Submission Deadline Extended

Due to the volume of entries and as the deadline fast approaches, we’ve experienced a number of requests asking for more time. As a result, we’ve slightly extended the deadline to 31st May (5pm BST), and to be clear, this won’t be extended any further beyond this date.

In it’s 3rd year, Making Art Work will be returning with the indoor ART MARKET in Maidstone on Saturday the 30th of September 2017, 9am-4pm. Keeping true to the towns historic market and auction, the ART MARKET event will be held in the historic agricultural hall in the heart of the busy market place.

The Art Market is An affordable art event bringing together some of the best in contemporary art from artists across the South east . Buy , see and participate . All day event with full programme, including live music and performances plus a charity art auction .

Registration is now open for interested parties, please complete and return the Registration Form along with examples of your work to artmarketme14@gmail.com.

At the “Art Market” all chosen participants will Receive:

• An  exhibiting space* to display their works,

• A mention on our website including an example of your work

• Marketing Pack

• Exclusivity to a professional development talk given by a well regarded gallery owner

• Social Media Campaign

• Exclusive exhibitors group on Facebook with regular updates, events and opportunities.

• Bi-monthly newsletter with local opportunities and event

• Support via email whilst leading up to and throughout the event by the organisers.

*Please note: The exhibit space, is not a conventional white cube space so there is no formal hanging system. We however encourage all exhibitors to be as creative with their approach, using a mix of tables, plinths, easels, crates, temporary walls etc

Raj Bisram Returns to Host This Years Charity Auction

We’re Delighted to announce that TV personality and antiques expert Raj Bisram returns to host the Art Market charity auction.

Bisram was our auctioneer for the debut event in 2015, bringing bags of charisma and helping us raise just shy of £1600 for The Foundling Museum and Mind.

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About our Auctioneer

Raj Bisram who lives locally is a multi-facetted individual. He is viewed as an expert in the antiques world, and along with a business partner runs Bentleyʼs Fine Art and Antiques Auctioneers in Cranbrook.

Over the years he has developed an expertise and a first class reputation in the antiques world which has led him to becoming a well-known presenter on many popular TV antiques shows. He is one of the celebrity dealers on Channel Four’s Sarah Beeny’s Four Rooms andPosh Pawn, an antiques expert and presenter on the BBC’s popularAntiques Road Trip, Celebrity Antiques Road Trip, Flog It! and Bargain Hunt.

Heʼs an innovator: there is now a British Silver Hallmark Recognition App thanks to him and his business partner.

Raj has also helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for different charities including the Variety Club of Great Britain.

When asked he very kindly agreed to be the auctioneer at our charity auction a true philanthropic gesture given his very busy schedule.

For more information on Raj Bisram visit he’s website.

Registration for the 2017 Edition of the Art Market is now open

Save the date!! Making Art Work returns with the Art market, Saturday 30th September.

An affordable art event bringing together some of the best in contemporary art from artists across the South east . Buy , see and participate . All day event with full programme, including live music and performances plus a charity art auction .

Registration is now open for interested parties, please complete and return the Registration Form along with examples of your work to artmarketme14@gmail.com.

At the “Art Market” all chosen participants will Receive:

• An  exhibiting space* to display their works,

• A mention on our website including an example of your work

• Marketing Pack

• Exclusivity to a professional development talk given by a well regarded gallery owner

• Social Media Campaign

• Exclusive exhibitors group on Facebook with regular updates, events and opportunities.

• Bi-monthly newsletter with local opportunities and event

• Support via email whilst leading up to and throughout the event by the organisers.
*Please note: The exhibit space, is not a conventional white cube space so there is no formal hanging system. We however encourage all exhibitors to be as creative with their approach, using a mix of tables, plinths, easels, crates, temporary walls etc

DEADLINE is 5pm on 30th April 2017

Art Market Live Performance Program

Returning for this years Art Market is the eclectic program of live performances, hosted by the brilliant Lili Westlake.

This years live performance program includes

10am-10.30am – Lewis Norton (poetry)

11am-11.15am -Sidonie Carey-Green (dance)/performance art)

11.30am-11.50am – John Forrester (musician)

12am-12.30am – Anaconda Bellydance (dance)

1pm-1.30pm – Bill Lewis (poetry)

2pm-2.45pm -Charity Art Auction

3pm-3.30pm – Eskarina Esk (musician)

‘We are really delighted that this year’s Charity Auctioneer will be local antique dealer Trevor Pankhurst from Chart Sutton Antique Centre and the BBC 2 programme The Antique Road Trip.

The 2016 Charity Auction will start at 2pm, with proceed going to The Foundling Museum and MIND.

Art Market Commissions Two Local Artists in Collaboration With Wilmoth Citroen

As Part of this years event, we have commissioned two local artists, Jane Pitt and Rosie McGinn to work in collaboration with one of our sponsors,  Wilmoth Citroen Maidstone.

Wilmoth Citroen will be bringing two vehicles to the Art Marker, in which both Pitt and McGinn have used as a catalysts to create new works of art. Both Artists work will be fully interactive exploring their work and the cars.

Come Along to the Art Market,at the Market Hall , Maidstone on the 17th September to experience their works for your self.

About Rosie McGinn

A Kent based Artist and graduate from Falmouth University working across several mediums including sculpture, installation and moving Image.

Rosie’s work aims to provoke a bodily reaction through the behaviour
of everyday materials. The ongoing aim is to construct environments in
which materials can be manipulated and restrained in order to visually
explore their natural behaviours. Rosie has previously displayed these
constructed environments in the form of video, sound, installation and
sculpture.

For more new and information on Rosie’s work visit her website and follow her on social media.

Website: www.rosiemcginn.co.uk
Twitter : @McGuiness93
Instagram : @rosiemcginnart
Vimeo : user22620034

About Jane Pitt

Jane Pitt is a Kent based interdisciplinary artist with a particular focus on sound & multi-sensory perception. She makes site-responsive sound, performance and text works nationally and internationally often in active participation with the public in public spaces; on land, water and in moving vehicles.

Through a process of research, deep listening, field recording, vocalising, notation and digital editing she creates soundtracks and dialect text works that evoke a heightened awareness of the environment. They engender a curiosity in the topography and complexity of a place. This results in works ranging from public participatory vocalisations, large scale dialect text works, to digital soundtracks and radio transmissions. She is currently making a new Fl-utter-ance commission for InsideOut Dorset Associate Programme 2016 and developing her extended listening, vocalising & sound mapping practice while involved in practice based research with cognitive scientist Dr Michael Proulx (Crossmodal Lab, Uni of Bath).

For more new and information on Rosie’s work visit her website and follow her on social media.

Website: www.janepitt.co.uk
Soundcloud: jane-pitt
Twitter: @PittJAne

Art Market Receives Invaluable advice from Liberty Gallery Owner

As part of this years Art Market program we hosted a lively and engaging talk by Patsy Dixon of Liberty Gallery providing helpful tips and advice on approaching the commercial market. 

About Liberty Gallery

“Liberty Gallery is carving a reputation for representing artists especially selected for their diverse use of media. The work is refreshing and experimental and created by artists who have developed a creed of their own and who have been primarily chosen for their aesthetic awareness and innovative practice.”

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In preparation for this years Art Market we wanted to provide our Exhibitors with an in-site into the commercial market within the Art World. Patsy Dixon, from Liberty Gallery provided attendees with invaluable Advice as she spoke in depth covering subjects such:

•  Selling your work
•  Art Fair do’s and don’t
•  Engaging with a commercial audience
•  Gallery representation

 

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It was a fantastic talk with plenty of transferable information the exhibitors can put into practice at the Art Market. It was also a great networking opportunity allowing the artists to become aquatinted with one another and share their experiences. We hope the Art Market is a huge success for the exhibitors and would like to thank Patsy for her fruitful talk.

Visit the Liberty Gallery’s website to see the talented Artists that Patsy represent, Future events and