Makers at Work Exhibition

Makers at Work is a photographic exhibition of makers in their workshops by Curtis James that records the way people work. The project was commissioned as part of the 2014 Brighton Mini Maker Faire to explore the working spaces of four makers.

News: Opening event on 2 October. Free tickets here: Eventbrite - Makers at Work Exhibition: Opening event

Curtis uncovers the working spaces that form an important part of makers’ worlds. The spaces range from single-purpose metalshops, rooms in homes, a space above a restaurant, to the open fields of the South Downs.

This project is part of Curtis’s wider ongoing exploration of work. For the past two years Curtis has interviewed and photographed different types of workers, in an attempt to understand how people end up doing what they do. Ultimately to change the way people work in the future.

Over the last decade, the maker movement has become a global cultural force, and the subject of interest from business leaders and policy makers looking to harness the next wave of innovation. But little is known about the way makers work, or the spaces where this innovation happens. These photographs present a glimpse of the places and process of making, and the maker as worker.


Yellow Room, Circus Street Market, Brighton, BN2 9QF
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The Yellow Room is accessible from the North End of Circus Street, via the black shutter doors.


Launch event 2nd October 2014, 6-9pm

Join us at Circus St for drinks and a social. Meet Curtis and some of the subjects of the photographs. The opening event is free, but places are limited, so a ticket is essential. Please RSVP here.

Exhibition opening times

11am-5pm Friday 3rd October
11am-5pm Saturday 4th October
11am-5pm Thursday 9th October
11am-5pm Friday 10th October
11am-5pm Saturday 11th October

Makers at Work is commissioned by Brighton Mini Maker Faire, and funded by Arts Council England.

The exhibition is supported by Cathedral Group (Holdings) Ltd and McLaren