Shedonism 2023

Image credit: Artist Kerith Ogden @ Shedonism 2022


11am on Wed 25 Jan to 5pm on Sat 28 Jan.

@ 101 Outdoor Arts

£80 per person (Including accommodation and catering)

Shedonism is a professional development gathering, presented exclusively for professional makers creating work for the outdoors and public space.


Shedonism is a gathering of the brilliant minds and skills behind the inventions and sculptures that make UK Outdoor Arts so exciting. It is a chance for the folk that are normally in the workshop and may not tour or go to industry events to get together in the deep of winter to have fun and share ideas and skills.


At 101 we have a fully equipped workshop that can house all the makers, a large space for test driving, food and accommodation. The makers can bring the projects that have been sat on a shelf in their workshop or their minds and jam it out with everyone - or see what inspires them. It turns into a free flowing marathon of making, eating and after work socialising. We've made a hovercraft, a chainsaw scooter, a rubber band Gatling gun and much more. You can make the things that you’d never be let loose on the street with. The key is sharing your skills.


Shedonism is for makers who for at least part of their lives make inventions, instruments, structures, gadgets and sculptures for presentation in the outdoors and in public spaces. We are interested in attracting a diversity of voices and particularly welcome applications from individuals that are currently under-represented in the sector.


There are very limited places at Shedonism and we want to make sure that one space is kept for a young maker who is new to the field and keen to get stuck in, learn and network. You may well know this person so please let them know about this opportunity.



If you would like to join us at 101 for Shedonism 2023 please send an email to with a passage of information about your experience, why you would like to attend and some of the ideas that you would like to explore whilst you are here.

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101 Outdoor Arts is an accessible venue. We have accessible parking bays, accommodation, rehearsal spaces and WC facilities. The Lab content can be captioned or signed, audio described and learning resources are available in large print. Please tell 101 Outdoor Arts what support would enable you to fully participate in this opportunity when completing your application.


101 is committed to the safety of our staff and resident artists and has implemented a wide range of measures to ensure that 101 is a Covid secure facility. We are following the safety and hygiene measures for organisations set out by the government in its guidance.In order to attend the Lab we are advising that everybody undertakes a lateral flow test within 24hours of travelling to 101.

Read more about Shedonism

A close up of a hand holding a lens, within the lens an image from the background is high lighted and enlarged, it is of 2 people having a discussion in the workshop.


Read our general Shedonism page, and gain an insight into the atmosphere of the event, the people, and what's been made over the years.

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A man stands smiling in front of a circular wheel like construction on a pole.

Shedonism @ Home

Read more about last year's Shedonism, which went online during the pandemic, so that maker's could stay in touch and share encouragement and some games.