Virtual Artists Trail
Welcome to the Sydenham Arts Virtual Artists Trail. These galleries are just the beginning – containing work by artists who pulled out all the stops to help create a virtual trail for the launch. Amazing what you can do in just 2 weeks. Thank you all. There will be more galleries added during the coming weeks and months leading up to a week of heightened activity at the end of June.
During May, we will start to curate a number of 3D galleries – ‘The Artists Trail 2020 Shortlist’; ‘Art of the Month for May, June and July’ and featured galleries such as ceramics, photography & digital art, children’s art. Watch this space!
In addition to the galleries we are working with artists who want to give ‘socially distant‘ demonstrations and run ‘socially distant‘ workshops. We are even planning a virtual High Street Art Gallery competition with art displayed on Sydenham Road and Kirkdale traders web-sites. See the details on the Trail Activities page.
Artists with video or 3D Galleries
The 3D virtual galleries are best viewed on a PC or laptop as they don’t always work on other platforms e.g. some mobile phones and some tablets. Please see the Viewing Instructions and Troubleshooting Guide at the foot of the page
|Abraham Falcon (Video)|
|Claude Perera (3D) Screenprinting|
|David Bickley (Video)|
|Diana McKinnon (3D – NEW) Textile Art|
|Forest Hill School Art Hub (3D – NEW) A Level and GCSE Art|
|James Hodgson (3D) Fine Art, Installations, Mixed Media & Sculpture|
|Keith Knox (3D ) Watercolour Paintings|
|Kevin Dolan (3D – NOW with audio commentary by the artist) Digital Art|
|Laurence Taylor (3D) Photography|
|Leila Khasal (3D – NEW) Jewellery, clothing & textiles|
|Lilian Chow (3D – NEW) Fine Art & Mixed Media|
|Pippa Stacey (3D) Glass|
|Sydenham Artists Trail 2019 (3D) Selection of art exhibited in 2019|
|Ania Marzec-Manser – ‘How I See You – Faces From Rotherhithe’ Exhibition (3D) Watercolour Paintings|
These galleries contain details of artists, their social media and of course images of their art. They are in alphabetical order within the relevant art category. [click on their names to link to their gallery]
|Drawing Classes with Pippa Stacey|
|Forest Hill School Art Hub|
|GCSE Art out of school with Pippa Stacey – ‘Concealment’|
|GCSE Art out of school with Pippa Stacey – ‘Reflection’|
Ceramics, Glass, Jewellery & Textiles Galleries
Fine Art & Photography Galleries
3D Gallery Viewing Instructions
Click on any of the links above to view a gallery. Let it load – it might take a minute – then press the ‘Start the guided tour’ arrow – like the play button on your TV remote control.
Have your device’s sound on as some have background music – or turn the sound off if you want to browse the art in silence. There is also a ‘sound control’ icon at the top right of the gallery screen.
If the guided tour is too slow for you you can press the ‘next guide point’ arrow to see the next image, or the ‘previous guide point’ arrow if you want to go back to look at an image for longer. You may also press the ‘stop the guided tour’ button
The exhibitions look best in full-screen mode – there is a ‘full-screen’ icon at the top right of the gallery screen
3D GalleryTroubleshooting Guide
We have experienced problems viewing some 3D galleries on some devices. We will try our best to resolve these with the ArtSteps software developers. Please bear these issues in mind when you decide whether to invest time and money in a 3D gallery.
These are some of the problems we have experienced:
You get stuck in a gallery. If so you can move round by clicking on the gallery floor plan – click the icon at the bottom left to see the floor plan.
The gallery door doesn’t open. If so click on the door and it will open.
You get really stuck in a gallery. If so just close the exhibition.
The music doesn’t stop when you have exited a gallery or it plays over the new music when you view a new gallery. It’s very annoying and you will have to restart your device to stop the music!
The exhibition doesn’t work on your device (phones or tablets). You might receive an ‘unsupported device’ message and be requested to download the appropriate app (ArtSteps) using Google Play or AppStore. When you have downloaded, installed and opened ArtSteps it might work. Even then you might only have a partial exhibition: sometimes there are no walls; sometimes no guided tour; sometimes no music; sometimes nothing at all. We are very sorry about these issues and we will try our best to resolve them with the software developers.
You should still be able to view the exhibitions on a laptop or PC – and arguably the art is best viewed on a larger screen.