Not only women only

Not only women only
21 March 2018

Image credit: Sophie Chapman and Kerri Jefferis
The woman pictured in poster is artist Christine Sun Kim

100 years since some women gained the vote* NOT ONLY WOMEN ONLY welcomes everyone (!) to get quizzical with friends and strangers – testing your knowledge of the ‘second sex’ and pledging to end violence against women and girls. Hosts Kerri Jefferis + Sophie Chapman will take you on a playful stomp through history where you may find yourself in shock and awe, riots and diets, stitches and witches, fun and games, sex, pharmaceutical drugs and rock and roll! Bonus rounds, sing-a-longs, awkward fun, learning new things and so much more!

Doors at 18.30, quiz starts promptly at 19.00. All latecomers will be publicly shamed.

Sensational prizes, bar as usual. All donated proceeds go to @Sisters Uncut.

Some explicit content, ages 18+
Event brought to you for @Telegraph Hill Festival by members of Lewisham Arthouse and kindly hosted by The Telegraph At The Earl Of Derby.”

*Voting was initially granted only to women over 30 years old who were either a member or married to a member of the Local Government Register, a property owner, or a graduate voting in a University constituency.

We are collecting any donations in kind towards our GRAND PRIZE! (Goods, services, prints, publications, skill shares, tours, coffee with…., products pls pls – etc etc – we will promote you on all promo contact Kerri Jefferis: contact@kerrijefferis.com

Making Works: Leybridge Estate

Leybridge Estate
July – October 2017

We’re in our fourth year working with the residents of Leybridge Estate. Sadly we had to say goodbye to Laura X Carlé who led the project from its inception with our partner Affinity Sutton. This year the project was placed in the capable hands of artist Ruth Beale. Ruth and our members had a terrific time with the kids; looking, drawing, building, sculpting and lots more. Check out our blog to see all the fabulous things they produced.


Courses and Workshops

Courses and Workshops September 2017-18

September 2017-18

Did you know that a number of our members run workshops? Don’t miss your opportunity to join in. Courses are aimed at a range of age groups and levels of ability. We also have open access facilities, such as an analogue darkroom and a Kiln for hire. Check out our Joining in and Hire pages for more details.

PLAY/Make – a celebration of making


19th – 23rd April 2017

Lewisham Art House is delighted to invite you to PLAY/MAKE – an exciting, interactive exhibition that celebrates the long tradition of running and hosting learning projects at the Arthouse. It will show-case the wide and varied programmes we support, including musical events, adult classes, film evenings, children’s art lab, ceramics, mo-saics, printing, life drawing, photography and painting as well as the popular Graduate and Curatorial Awards that we run.

This exhibition also profiles our outreach work at local schools and estates, such as the “Making Works”, sponsored by Affinity Sutton, Lewisham People’s Day, Deptford X and our events at major London galleries, including the Tate Modern and The South Bank Centre.

Come along and try one of our free taster workshops on Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd April 2 – 5 pm – there will be something for everyone !

Private View
Wednesday 19th April 2017 6pm – 9pm

Exhibition runs:
19th – 23rd April 2017
Open Wednesday to Sunday 12-6 pm

Free entry
Step-free access

Open House London 2017

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Sunday 17th September, 2017

Lewisham Arthouse will be participating in this year’s Open House London. A free weekend event for Londoners to explore behind the closed doors of some of the capital’s biggest, most renowned and most secret venues for free in September 2017.

This is your chance to explore a bit of hidden London and have a poke around some of London’s best buildings.

Click the following link to download our Open House information sheet:
History of Lewisham Arthouse

Open 10am – 5pm

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Across the whole of London, there is a the full programme of architectural venues to visit spanning 30 of the capital’s boroughs. Proudly representing the borough of Lewisham the Arthouse will open its doors to welcome in the public.

Free entry
Step-free access

Making Works Returns to Leybridge Estate

Making Works 2016
30th June – 22nd September 2016
(Thursdays and selected Saturdays, dates below)

On the grass @ Leybridge Estate, Lee Green, London SE12

Affinity Sutton, Lee Green Lives Community Centre and Lewisham Arthouse are pleased to announce that free Making Works workshops for young people will be available to Leybridge Estate residents for the third year running this Summer 2016.

Making Works creative workshops are open to all children and young people living at the estate as well as their parents on a drop-in basis. Participate and you could take home a little trophy, such as a spooky toy spider or a colourful flag!

These fun and engaging workshops have been commissioned and funded by the Affinity Sutton Community Fund and Groundwork. They are delivered by qualified artists and art tutors from Lewisham Arthouse, with practical support from the local Lee Green Lives Community Centre.

The project has run twice previously in the Summer’s of 2014 and 2015. In those past two years, children made fantastic and outrageous houses and castles; their own space ships; speedy go-cards; pyramids and much more, whilst learning how to use power tools along the way. All materials such as wood, colourful tapes, DIY tools, paper and paint are provided.

Lead artist and workshop tutor Laura X Carle says that it has been truly amazing to see the children enjoying themselves so much whilst learning practical and transferable skills for life when taking part in the creative activities. ‘They learn to share, to collaborate, to make practical decisions together, for instance when they build a house there is so much teamwork going on’. Laura and her team are looking forward to working with children who participated before as much as they are welcoming new participants.

Parents are welcome to join for a complete session or just a part of it. Children under 4 years must be accompanied by an adult throughout the whole workshop. Parents have commented on how much they enjoyed taking part together with their little ones. Rebecca, Isaac’s mum, said ‘it gets the children outside, getting creative and making together’. Dan, Natan’s Dad, commented ‘it was such a great idea to get the kids and adults outside, working together and having fun’.

For further enquiries about the workshops, please contact Adila Rose on 020 8285 4165 or Laura X Carle on 07789 362 069.

Workshop Dates:
Thursday 30th June 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 7th July 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 21st July 2016, 4.30-6.30
Saturday 30th July 2016, 3.30-5.30
Saturday 6th August 2016, 3.30-5.30
Thursday 11th August 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 18th August 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 25th August 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 15th September 2016, 4.30-6.30
Thursday 22nd September 2016, 4.30-6.30
Visit to Tate Modern, Date TBC

Twitter: @makingworks
Tumblr: makingworks.tumblr.com

Lark In The Park

Lark In The Park
Saturday 18th June 2016, 12-4pm

Mayow Park, Mayow Road, Sydenham, London SE26 4SS

Join Lewisham Arthouse artists Laura X Carlé and James Mackness at Lark in the Park this weekend. Laura and James will be representing Lewisham Arthouse and running the fantastic workshop Placard Factory, where children are invited to design and paint a placard and make a protest.
Laura works primarily with sculpture. The themes of her work come from situations that she witnesses in the social space. She produces objects and installations that aspire to challenge the spectator to question their own perceptions.

Courses and Workshops

2 Courses and workshops
September 2015 – July 2016

Don’t miss your opportunity to take advantage of the courses and workshops starting this month. Courses are aimed at a range of age groups and levels of ability.

These include classes in Ceramics, Printmaking and Photography. Our Life Drawing Class is amongst the most affordable in London. Check out our Joining In page for more info.

Lewisham People’s Day


Saturday 11th July 2015

Make a Racquet

On a very sunny day in July our Studio Members had a wonderful day making racquets with visitors to Lewisham Peoples day.

Families were invited to design their own racquet shape and decorate their creations using a variety of materials. They also had an opportunity to play with them to.



Image credit Amanda Francis

Kindly supported by London Borough of Lewisham

Making Works Leybridge Estate: Reloaded

15th July – 7th October 2014

After last year’s success we were invited back to Leybridge Estate. We’ve had a great time making all manner of wonderful constructions with the kids this summer.

They’ve become confident builders, using simple construction materials and methods. Each group was encouraged to explore form, line and colour. They were given two hours to design, build and dismantle their creations. Structures varied from imaginary dwellings to abstract sculpture…

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Image credits Laura X Carlé

To see more of their work visit www.makingworks.tumblr.com

Kindly supported by Affinity Sutton