Artists Trail 2017
8-9 & 15-16 July


Now in its ninth year, the Sydenham Artists Trail is more walkable than ever.

This year more than 190 artists are taking part. In Mayow Park, Grow Mayow Community Gardens and the Brown and Green café are hosting painters, photographers, jewellers, mosaic and installation artists, workshops and demos. From the park it’s a short walk to the Thorpes for painters, potters, jewellers, basket-makers, glass artists and many more.

Leaving the Thorpes call in at the Dolphin pub for this year’s ‘taster’ exhibition. Walking along Sydenham Road brings you to three new venues – artists’ homes in Broseley Grove, Trewsbury Road and Girton Road. You can also take in The Lovely Gallery and this year’s open exhibition.

A stroll down Trewsbury and Cator Roads and a detour through Alexandra Park brings you to Parish Lane, where the Alexandra Nurseries are displaying the work of Pippa Stacey’s talented students. Hop on a 75 bus and come back to Sydenham to visit Grove Cottage and Priory Cottage for paintings and ceramics.

Once again this year up to 30 traders have generously allowed artists to exhibit in their windows the High Street Art Gallery. Other high street venues include Kente Coffee Shop, Cherry & Ice, On The Hoof and Here For Good.

On to Kirkdale Bookshop via Venner Road and then to venues in Longton Grove and Halifax Street. The 122 bus will take you to Forest Hill and a short walk to Dacres Road and Normanton Street for exhibitions on both weekends – the Brockley Potters and Adult Learning Lewisham.

Visit some of the most talented visual artists in south London


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