Play your part in creating Great Wall of Fire in Lewes

It’s an exhibition, it’s an extravaganza – and all are welcome to be part of it when it opens at The Foundry Gallery in Lewes on Friday, July 11.

There’s a showcase of pastel works by Tom Walker and his students, and walls of paper for all-comers of all ages to come and play on with pastels.

You can also contribute pastel flames, sparks and smoke to the Great Wall of Fire to be displayed across the wall once shared byThe Foundry and the now lost Phoenix Theatre and Studios next door, destroyed by fire in March.

And you are invited to help make pastel leaves to be taken by boat down the River Ouse to the Railway Land Nature Reserve in a secret project called Re-Leaf linking The Foundry and the Linklater Pavilion.

The leaves will then be formed into a single artwork, the true nature of which will be revealed in the Linklater’s undercroft on August 31.

Also linking both venues are simultaneous exhibitions of astonishing objects and artefacts created from upcycled materials by makers from all over the world. Then there are the 3D creations and animations of Roland Jarvis, fashioned from rearranged typewriters, kitchen utensils and other domestic junk.

Pastel (£2 per head) and upcycling (£4 per head) workshops are available for school groups and all other visitors throughout the show which runs from July 12 to 27 (10am-5pm daily). More information from tom@tommwalker.co.uk (01273 472595).