Sat, Sep 09 - Sun, Oct 15 2017


Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, England, United Kingdom Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, England, United Kingdom

  • About the event

    “Sculpt at Kew is a five week outdoor sculpture exhibition in collaboration with Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, which will run from 9th sept -15th Oct 2017. The exhibition provides a unique opportunity for UK based sculptors and artists to show and sell their work in the beautiful natural surroundings of London’s iconic Kew Gardens.” 

    • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is a world heritage site - Iconic London attraction with unrivalled prestige. Visited by over 1.3 million visitors a year. 
    • Partnership with Kew and an experienced team will enable us to deliver a truly significant international event for artists and collectors of contemporary sculpture
    • Environment is complementary to the work that will be exhibited and the format we have designed will create a truly unique event.
    • Perfectly located in West London to attract highly affluent audience who are pre-disposed to appreciate art.
    • The exhibition addresses significant issues of sustainability, low impact technology, natural materials - ethos we feel is appropriate to Kew.

    Why should you sponsor?

    Your support will help us promote contemporary British artists and sculptors to a highly targeted audience expected to exceed over 100,000. Your involvement will make a difference to the UK’s cultural landscape through the introduction of this brand new exhibition.


    We promote quality and skill, supporting worthy and lasting practices and these values are echoed in the way we work.  We invite you to support the launch of this brand new sculpture exhibition, and in turn support contemporary artists and sculptors working in the UK today. We have a number of sponsorship opportunities available and are seeking like-minded organisations to creatively collaborate with, in turn benefiting Sculpt at Kew and your brand's visibility by reaching our affluent, fashionable and discerning audience.


    Sculpt at Kew targets and appeals to an informed and highly motivated audience of affluent UK and international consumers, collectors and aficionados, who appreciate quality and craftsmanship, as well as select audience of professionals; including those who represent corporate and public sector buyers. The consumer audience includes members and friends of Kew, local residents; tourists; shoppers and arts and crafts collectors. Selected press, media and VIPs are also invited to attend.



    Handmade in Britain is regarded by exhibitors and visitors as one of the leading organisers of selling events in the UK Contemporary Craft calendar. With annual visitor figures exceeding 15,000, Handmade in Britain events are an essential highlight of the UK’s craft & art portfolio for designer-makers, collectors, industry professionals and design enthusiasts.

    Handmade in Britain was established over 10 years ago by Piyush Suri, an engineer turned designer who is passionate about championing everything handmade. After working for several years in the industry, he built an initiative to support and promote designer-makers who create their work in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. For over a decade we have provided a platform of support and promotion for design and craft talent through fairs, events and pop-ups alongside workshops and business mentoring. We work hard to increase accessibility, create new market opportunities and maintain high standards in the contemporary craft sector whilst providing a comprehensive support programme for new graduates and up-coming design talent. We’re continuing to grow and expand, raising our profile within the sector and beyond.

    Piyush Suri : Founder and Creative Director 

    Piyush is also a  consultant and mentor for many new creative businesses. In 2014, he was hired to curate and launch CRAFT,  TOP DRAWER, the landmark trade show for contemporary design organised by Clarion Events, which is now in its 4th year. Previously, Piyush has been on the Jury for the World Interiors News Annual Awards and was a judge on the BBC2 programme Paul Martin’s Handmade Revolution in 2012.

    Madeleine Heimers : Operations director

    With over 30 years experience working in the events industry, Madeleine is responsible for all operational tasks for our events including Site Management, Stand construction, Traffic management, Security, Registration services, Floor management etc.

    Sarah Ward : PR, marketing and events manager

    Sarah brings over 5 years of experience working across the arts to manage our PR & Marketing campaigns and coordinate all event communications. She's responsible for media relations and managing our Media Partnerships & Sponsorship

    Tolani Moibi :  Sales and business development manager

    With a background in sales and digital marketing, Tolani is our Sales and Business Development Manager. A hybrid of relationship building and selling, she is responsible for artists and organisations’ relations and managing  our  sales portfolio. 

    Jacqui Rudd : Sales and events coordinator

    With a back ground of fine arts and crafts, Jacqui is responsible for sales and co-ordinating our different events.

    Mehmet Akduman : Graphic designer 

    Mehmet is responsible for all design related tasks creating event magazines and all promotional material.

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    Our Future Plans

    Handmade in Britain is an ambitious and ever-expanding brand; we are continuously researching and developing fresh opportunities in the world of contemporary craft and design. With a passion for handmade, we seek new ways to promote the work of talented makers, designers and craftspeople and reach new audiences. Forging new collaborations with like-minded brands, partners and supporters is key to the continuing success and development of our events.

    We are always looking to the future by growing our annual events programme and raising our profile within the sector and beyond. Besides, SCULPT At KEW,  We are currently developing a new international contemporary craft and design  event to be launched in Lyon, France in november 2018 - Handmade Lyon

    In recent years we have seen the industry flourish with the arts and crafts experiencing an unprecedented rise in popularity with an ever-growing profile. Now is the time for brands in the know to champion the handmade and align themselves with arts and crafts.


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  • 10000+ attendees expected

    50% Male Attendees

    50% Female Attendees

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