Making It

5 - 25 September 2015
The Space, Sevenoaks School

A major exhibition of works by ten Old Sennockian artists and designers in celebration of the open-minded inventiveness and imagination we encourage and prize at Sevenoaks.

‘Old stones to new buildings, old timbers to new fires.’ 

T.S. Eliot   Four Quartets 

Making It - a video overview

A bike, a bus, half a light bulb and a mended jumper do not at first glance seem likely companions, but the makers of these diverse objects have at one time over the past five decades passed through the art room doors at Sevenoaks School. They represent a small slice of creative talent and imaginative reverie that has been uniquely encouraged here.  Making It is a celebration of the careers and diverse practices of ten alumni.

The shaping of early experience and encountering intellectual influence has a profound effect on the form and pattern of your future life.  Our futures are woven out of the threads of the past; at school these future threads are not always visible and are often difficult to disentangle,  but on reflection the seemingly unconnected events and unique encounters with remarkable people have a formative role in determining possibilities.

The exhibition is curated in collaboration with the Contemporary Art Society. It will feature works by Thomas Heatherwick, creator of the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron and London Bus, Turner Prize winner Simon Starling, Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2015 winner Oliver Beer, shoe designer Emma Hope and sculptor Oliver Barratt.

Oliver Barratt
Oliver Beer
Andrew Burton
Thomas Heatherwick
Emma Hope
Matt Humphrey
Celia Pym
Richard Reid
Sophie Roet
Simon Starling

Opening Times

Making It is open to the public on these dates:

Sunday 6, 13, 20 September 11am-4pm

Making It is open to parents on these dates:

Y9 New Boarders' Parents: Wednesday 2 September 3.30-4.15pm or 5-6pm
L6 Parents: Wednesday 2 September 4.30-5.30pm or 7.30-8.30pm
Y7 Boarders' Parents: Thursday 3 September 4-5pm or 5.30-6.30pm
Y7 Parents: Thursday 10 September 6.15-7.15pm
L6 Parents: Monday 14 September 6.15-7.15pm
Y9 Parents: Wednesday 16 September 6.15-7.15pm
Y8, 10, 11 and U6 Parents with new tutors: Wednesday 16 September 6.15-7.15pm

All Parents: Saturday 5, 12 and 19 September 1pm-4pm and during public opening times above.


Group private views are available on request via

Admission: Free