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April 2020

Materials from Wilder Land

An exhibition by Sebastian Cox

Sat 25 April - Sun 18 October

Inspired by his recently completed manifesto, Modern Life from Wilder Land, this presentation showcases new prototypes from the Sebastian Cox workshop that actively rebuild our ecological systems to benefit biodiversity and ultimately the planet as a whole.

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July 2020


John Newling

Thu 16 July 2020 - Fri 30 April 2021

This major exhibition from pioneer of public art John Newling features many of his acclaimed works spanning the past 40 years.

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August 2020

Permanent Collection

Sat 1 August 2020 - Mon 3 December 2035

The museum's permanent collection includes work by artists and craft workers
of national repute, including Eric Gill, Edward Johnston + Ethel Mairet.

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September 2020

Fibreshed: Soil to Soil Textiles, Regenerative Agriculture and Community

with Deborah Barker and Gala Bailey Barker

Fri 25 September
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm

Farmer, Gala Bailey Barker and Director of Field & Folk, Deborah Barker explore how a fibreshed can help us create of a sustainable fashion and textile ecosystem for the 21st century.

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Botanical Silver Clay Jewellery

with Sam Reece

Sat 26 September
10:30 am
- 4:00 pm

A chance to create a unique jewellery piece inspired by nature.

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Clothes Swap

Sun 27 September
11:00 am
- 4:00 pm
Free, with museum entrance

In the spirit of making changes to live sustainably, we are hosting our first Clothes Swap!

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October 2020

Director’s Tour

Fri 2 October
11:00 am
- 12:00 pm
Free, with museum entrance.

Join museum Director Steph Fuller for an exclusive tour of tillage.

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Harvest Festival Coiled Basket Making

with Julie Rignell

Sat 3 October @ 10:30 am - Sun 4 October @ 4:00 pm

Learn how to make a robust functional basket from summer mown hay, bramble and other natural materials, all grown and harvested locally.

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Apple Day

Sun 4 October
11:00 am
- 4:00 pm
Free, with museum entry

Join the festivities at Ditchling Apple Day!

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Wed 14 October
2:00 pm
- 4:00 pm

A friendly, informal once a month get together for adults. Bring your knitting, cross-stitch or whatever you might be crafting and enjoy working in an inspiring environment with friendly folk, while you enjoy free tea and biscuits.

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Lost for Words

Free online workshops

Mon 26 October - Wed 28 October
Online Workshop Series

‘Language is a complex idea that allows us to communicate and understand. In my experience, all I know is not always what I have words to express.’ John Newling John Newling explores the limitations and possibilities of language in his latest exhibition tillage, currently on show at Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft. We welcome young people (aged 13 – 21) to take part in a series of free online workshops, with writer and arts educator Marina Castledine, to develop…

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