6 - 7 July
13 - 14 July
Banner image: Rick Berry ‘Harryhausen’s Talos’; Brockley Potters:
THIS YEAR 2019
This year will be the 11th annual Sydenham Artists Trail and we hope that it will be bigger and better than ever with more artists, more art, more venues and with more workshops and demonstrations. It will take place during the weekends 6th/7th and 13th/14th July 2019.
The online application form is by far the easiest and quickest way for you to enter. If you’d prefer a paper copy please let us know and we will send it to you.
Applications must be received by April 22nd (Easter Monday). This year we are asking you to submit your artist statement within the application form (up to 30 words for the brochure and any number for the website). Please have these prepared before you start the application process. We are also asking you to send four images via email for us to select one for the brochure. Failure to send images by Easter Monday might result in your application being rejected.
The entry fee has increased by £5 to £55 per artist and £150 for groups* of 3 or more artists exhibiting together at the same venue. We are sorry about this increase and hope it doesn’t put you off. It is a fixed fee for the four days which we think provides good value. The increase in fees is to cover brochure, website, marketing and administration costs under the umbrella of Sydenham Arts Limited.
The entry fee will provide each artist with an individual artist page in the Artists Trail website plus a single 1/6th A5 page entry and image of their artwork in the Artists Trail brochure (see last year’s brochure). Groups* of artists exhibiting together will have a half A5 page entry in the brochure.
You will be told how and when to pay when your application has been accepted.
We hope that more artists will be able to open their home / studio this year but if you are unable to do so and would like us to find you a venue to exhibit please fill in the appropriate section of the application form. If you are prepared to offer us a space at your home / studio / venue for artists to exhibit their work for one or both weekends please let us know.
This year we are fortunate to have been allocated space in the atrium at Forest Hill School, Dacres Road, SE23 2XN, to exhibit some local artists work alongside their students GCSE art display. Space might be limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please complete the relevant section on the application form if you are interested in exhibiting there.
However we are always looking for additional venues. If you have a space that could be available to show artists work, whether it’s a home, studio space, a shop or a cafe, even if it’s just for one of the weekends, please contact us as above.
For the last three years many Sydenham Road, Sydenham Station Approach and Kirkdale traders have allowed artists to showcase their work in their shop windows – the High Street Art Gallery. The application form allows you to offer a piece of work to be included there.
By groups we mean named collaborations of artists, e.g. The Brockley Potters, not 3 or more artists who have arranged to exhibit at the same location.
LAST YEAR 2018
ART TO THE POWER OF TEN!
10 years 100 local venues 1,000 artists 10,000 pieces of art!
The 10th year of the Sydenham Artists Trail was definitely something to celebrate! Paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles and sculpture at 30 locations in and around Sydenham, Honor Oak and Penge.
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 and Pippa Stacy’s student’s “It’s A Small World” exhibition at Alexandra Nurseries.
Sydenham Community Library hosted 25 printmakers and painters, with a book, craft and plant sale and glass workshop. There were other workshops suitable for children and adults from jewellery, drawing, painting, printing, and photography – even an artist-led poetry workshop. In other places artists demonstrated their artistic skills.
St Christopher’s Arts ‘Time in the light’ festival and the Lovely Gallery ‘Summer exhibition’ opened throughout the festival. Once again high street traders allowed artists to exhibit in their windows (the High Street Art Gallery) and on their walls and the Dolphin exhibition allowed you to appreciate the art while you take a welcome refreshment break. We added a couple of incentives for visitors (and children) with two prize draw for those collecting stamps in their brochure at different venues.
We hope you enjoyed the Trail as much as we enjoyed making art. 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.
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