Supporting Sussex Project: The Catalyst by ‘Make (Good) Trouble’!

April 21st, 2023

Brewers were only too happy to support an incredible initiative that introduces young people to art. As a paint supplier, we can certainly help with some supplies!

Make (Good) Trouble have been commissioned by Public Health to run a project called The Catalyst, which invites young people who may not have access to arts projects to experience exciting 14 arts based projects working with 14 different local artists.  The project aims to produce creative activities to improve the mental health, personal growth, and wellbeing of young people aged between 14 - 24yrs old. Young people are recruited from coastal communities such as Bexhill, Newhaven, Peacehaven, Hastings, Sidley, Eastbourne & the Rother District.  

In March, they facilitated a 2 day workshop for 10 young people working with renowned street artist Pinky Vision.  The young people assisted Pinky to create 2 large murals at Newhaven Football Club overlooking the stands.  They learnt basic spray-painting skills and created their own canvases to take home.  This was a fantastic opportunity to allow young people to feel they were part of a permanent positive community project. 

“We contacted Brewers to see if they would be happy to supply us with the exterior white paint required.  All the staff at Brewers were exceptionally supportive of the project and couldn't have been more helpful.  We were supplied with surplus paint, paint brushes, and a discount on the exterior paint.” Jane Keating, CIC of Make (Good) Trouble.

More about Make (Good) Trouble:

Make (Good) Trouble is a social disrupter. They exist to challenge existing norms and change entrenched ways of doing things. Our work is centred around young people’s emotional wellbeing and everything they make is developed through the eyes of the child. They actively encourage teens to think differently, to understand that they have the capacity to redesign their thinking processes and challenge and change attitudes.