Artists Trail 2018
30 June-1 July
7-8 July

Banner image: Rick Berry ‘Harryhausen’s Talos’; Brockley Potters: Venue 2


10 years 100 local venues 1,000 artists 10,000 pieces of art!

The 10th year of the Sydenham Artists Trail is definitely something to celebrate! This year there will be paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles and sculpture at 30 locations in and around Sydenham, Honor Oak and Penge.

STOP PRESS: There’s a new Artists Trail venue – Kente Coffee Shop, 16 Sydenham Road SE26 5QW showing work by Samura I Natsu and Donald Takeshita-Guy & his group of Stuckats artists friends!


The Brockley Potters in Normanton Street; Forest Hill School in Dacres Road showing their students’ GCSE artwork – the next generation of Sydenham artists; new artists and new venues in Champion Crescent, Broseley Grove, Alexandra Road, Tredown Road, Sydenham Hill and Amberley Grove and old favourites in Venner Road, Sydenham Road, Peak Hill, on the Thorpes estate, at the Brown and Green cafe in Mayow Park, the lovely Grow Mayow Community Gardens (with guest artists, so watch this space) and  Pippa Stacy’s student’s “It’s A Small World”  exhibition at Alexandra Nurseries.

Sydenham  Community Library will host 25 printmakers and painters, with a book, craft and plant sale and glass workshop. There are other workshops suitable for children and adults from jewellery, drawing, painting, printing, and photography – even an artist-led poetry workshop. In other places artists will be demonstrating their artistic skills – see our website

St Christopher’s Arts ‘Time in the light’ festival will feature art and music, and the Lovely Gallery ‘Summer exhibition’ will be open throughout the festival with a private view – all welcome. Once again high street traders have allowed artists to exhibit in their windows (the High Street Art Gallery) and on their walls and the Dolphin exhibition allows you to appreciate the art while you take a welcome refreshment break. This year we have added a couple of incentives for visitors (and children) with two prize draw for those collecting stamps in their brochure at different venues (for details see Terms and Conditions)

We hope you enjoy the Trail as much as we all have enjoyed making art – brochures are available in local shops and cafes. Thanks to all the artists, hosts and volunteers without whose hard work the Artists Trail would not be possible. Special thanks go to our sponsors Dan and Richard Crowley of Propertyworld.

Darren Hayman: Venue 24

Visit some of the most talented visual artists in south London


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