Artists Trail 2016
2-3 & 9-10 July

Discover Art in Sydenham

Now in its eighth year, the Artists Trail is more exciting than ever….

and we now have a NEW Instagram account as well as Twitter – please follow us.

Check out  exciting New Venues and artists on the artists trail.

The Artists Trail team invite you to take a tour of central Sydenham and the fringes of Forest Hill to meet artists in their homes, take part in their workshops and enjoy art in the high street. Businesses taking part include My Front Room, The Lovely Gallery, The Beer Rebellion, On the Hoof Bistro, Cherry and Ice, Kente Coffee Shop, the Sydenham Pop-up Shop, Gurkhas and Brown and Greene Café in Mayow Park.

The Artists Trail has three main “clusters” of open houses: in Venner Road, Sydenham Road and Tannsfeld Road; the Thorpes and Adamsrill Road; and Hyndewood and Dacres Road. This year there are more group exhibitions: old favourites the Brockley Potters will be at Normanton Street Methodist Church on the first weekend with Adult Learning Lewisham the second weekend; the Perry Rise art group are at Perry Rise Baptist Church on both Saturdays; and nine artists, including printmakers, jewellers, photographers and woodcarvers will be showing at Dacres Wood Nature Reserve and Field Centre on both weekends. The Lovely Gallery will stage its annual open exhibition showcasing the work of more than 100 artists. Don’t miss the Sellotape Sculpture and Beyond exhibition by home-educated and schooled children – the next generation of Sydenham Artists.


The Artists Trail team are Bruce Harrison, Hannah Lewis, Annabel McLaren, Mercedes Oakley and Pippa Stacey. We would like to thank all the artists, hosts and volunteers without whose hard work the Artists Trial would not be possible. Special thanks go to our sponsors Dan and Richard Crowley of Propertyworld.


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