Artists Trail 2017
8-9 & 15-16 July


Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 July – the second weekend of the Artists Trail, with dozens of additional artists showing their work and demonstrating their skills at 6 extra venues.

We hope all our visitors, artists and hosts enjoy the day and have a great artistic experience.

Thank you to everyone for all the hard work and effort you have put in to make this a successful event.

Check our map for all the artists open this weekend or next.

The Artists Trail kicked off a week last Thursday with the Lovely Gallery Open Exhibition – a fabulous selection of art by more than 100 artists. And there’s more at the Taster Exhibition at The Dolphin pub showing pieces by 20 artists whose work is shown elsewhere on the trail during the following weekends. The High Street Arts Gallery is taking shape too with art popping up in shop windows in Sydenham Road and Kirkdale, with thanks to the traders for their generosity in giving up their window space for art.

Now in its ninth year, the Sydenham Artists Trail is more walkable than ever. Look out for the traffic cones marking each venue – this year the artists have been invited to decorate a cone in their own inimitable styles – vote for your favourite on our Facebook page [sydenhamartiststrail]

We are human and prone to making errors; in the brochure:

  • On page 29 ‘Paper and Yarn‘ should have been called “Puppet Party” at Alexandra Nurseries 56B Parish Lane SE20 7LJ – “Puppet Party” is displayed during both weekends of the trail.

Since the brochure was printed Valerie Stack has had to withdraw but has been replaced by Paul Adams at venue 8, 15 Bishopsthorpe Road SE26 4NY

Galina Stefanova is not able to exhibit at venue 18, Priory Cottage 32 Sydenham Road  SE26 5QF but both Sarah Perry and Rehanna Chaudhri will be there both days.

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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