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]

Childrens Art

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

Andrew Knee Christophe Pointreau Diana McKinnon
Italo Manrique Jayne Williams Designs Jez Mallinson
Leila Khasal Linda Litchfield Liz Pearson – Angelheart
Mercedes Oakley Minette’s Den Ceramics Pat Rae
Pip McCormack  Pippa Stacey Pots in the City
Rawlston Warner Sophie Home Veena
White Peak Jewellery

Fine Art & Photography Galleries

Adam Marshall Andrea Blair Angela Wright
Anna Lovely Gallery Bodies & Botanicals Caroline Lee
Chloe Laurence Claude Perera David Bickley
EDB Animal Portraiture Emily Brand Art Emma Drury O’Rourke Eve Turner
Fay Watson Fiona Cadwallader Galina Stefanova
Gareth Morgan Gill Scott Hannah Andrews
James Hodgson James O’Hara Jamesalex
Jacqueline Benn Jacqueline Boardman Jacqueline Pennell
Kayleigh Shepard Keith Knox Kevin Dolan 
Kim Minuti Kim Peluffo Kitty Jenkins
Laurence Taylor Lilian Chow Lilophilia
Lisa Muten Lizzy Schiraldi Me On The Map
Misa Gott Monika Cilmi Pat Rae
Pupak Navabpour Rachel Mooney Rupa Sharma
Silvia Cristóbal Alonso Simon Farnhell Steve Owen
Veena Wenderific Zoltan Marfy

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.