Peoples Choice Artists of the Year

YOU HAVE VOTED FOR  YOUR FAVOURITE YOUNG ARTIST AND YOUR FAVOURITE ARTIST

Sydenham Arts have awarded two prizes for the Peoples Choice for artist of the year. Both of these prizes are awarded in memory of Alan Taylor-Russell who supported the Artists Trail over many years. Many thanks to Alan’s family for making this possible.

The prize for the young artist (still at school, or home educated) is Jemima Douglass. Your favourite image of Jemima’s is ‘Country Pumpkin’.  ‘Country Pumpkin Sliced’ was inspired by the work of Yayoi Kusama. Jemima’s ceramic 3D work grew from lovely drawn and painted 2D work with textures she translated cleverly into clay. Jemima is studying for her GSCSE Out of school with Pippa Stacey

The prize for the adult artist is Suzanne O’Connor. Your favourite image of Suzanne’s is ‘Life’s Heart’.  Her use of environmental elements brings to life a moment in time through the camera lens. Suzanne grew up in Ireland and has worked as a nurse for the NHS for over 20 years in London.

Congratulations to two worthy winners.

 


 

Virtual ‘Open House’ Saturday

ARTISTS INVITE YOU INTO THEIR HOMES TO SHOWCASE THEIR ART & CREATIVITY.

On Saturday 4 July, a number of artists on the trail will invite us into their homes and studios, virtually, to show off their art, jewellery, and other creations! You’ll be able to watch along between 11am and 2:30pm, live via the Sydenham Arts facebook page. No tickets or booking required, just join the throng (maintaining a social distance of course!).

11 am  Lisa Muten  – Fine Art, Paintings [Here’s the recording.]
11:30 am   Jayne Williams – Jewellery [Here’s the recording.]
12 noon  Kevin Dolan – Digital Art, Paintings and Prints [Here’s the recording.]
12:30 pm Leila Khasal – Jewellery, Clothing and Textiles [Here’s the recording.]
2:30 pm Pippa Stacey – Glass  [Here’s the recording.]

The Lovely Gallery Private View

WATCH A RECORDING OF THE LOVELY GALLERY PRIVATE VIEW HELD ON THURSDAY 25 JUNE AT 7:30PM

On Thusday 25 June, Sydenham Arts, in conjunction with The Anna Lovely Gallery, held two private views of the Open Exhibition via Zoom. Nearly 100 people were able to attend and a fair number of artists spoke about their work. Here’s a recording of the second private view.

CLICK HERE TO PLAY THE RECORDING

If you would like to visit the virtual gallery and enjoy the art at your own pace there is a link to it on the Anna Lovely Gallery page on our website (click here).


Virtual Artists Trail and enSEmble26 in Concert, Sun 5 July, 8pm

SYDENHAM ARTS AND ENSEMBLE26 PRESENT AN EVENING OF MUSIC, POETRY AND VISUAL ART!

The programme will include music performed by enSEmble26 musicians Eleanor Meynell, Tom and Ellie Norris, and Hannah Sloane, plus poetry and sharing of art created during lockdown, and as part of this year’s Artists Trail.

The full programme will include Clair de Lune (Claude Debussy), Remembrances (John Williams), A Lockdown Composition by Tom Norris, and Faure’s Piano Quartet in C Minor, 4th Movement.

Tickets are ‘Pay What You Can’- have been on sale from 9pm, Sunday 28 June. Tickets are limited, so booking is essential!

The ‘High Street’ Art Gallery

ENTER OUR ‘HIGH STREET GALLERY’ COMPETITION

Whilst doing your local online shopping and browsing from businesses in and around Sydenham, look out for images from our artists trail on their websites or social media! Collect the word on each image, and you’ll be able to enter our prize draw! You’ll need to collect 12 Words in total, from the businesses and organisations listed below, which will spell out a quote from Vincent Van Gogh…

Enter them in our online form (link below) to enter a draw for a whole host of prizes, including a Meal for Two and Bottle of wine from The Greyhound, Tickets to future Film Club showings and event post lockdown, beer from Ignition, vouchers for local businesses and more!

Happy hunting- the images could be anywhere on each website, why not take the opportunity to shop and support local while you’re searching?!

Property World
The Greyhound
The Lovely Gallery
Billings Fishmongers & Butchers

161 Food & Drink
The Moustache
Ignition Brewery
Whites Pet Centre
Spinach Restaurant
Forest Hill School
Sydenham Arts Film Club
Sydenham Arts
ENTER YOUR 12 WORDS HERE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN !

Find the Fake Images!

ENTER OUR ‘FAKE IMAGE’ COMPETITION

We have added a Fake Image to some of the artists pages!

Keep a note of the artists name when you are browsing their art and when you have collected 10 names enter them into online form (link below) to enter a draw for a cash prize

ENTER 10 ARTISTS NAMES WHERE YOU HAVE SEEN A FAKE IMAGE HERE FOR A CHANCE TO WIN !

Workshops & Demonstrations

A series of workshops, masterclasses and demos by this year’s artists.

Be sure to  book your place at our online workshops, which will take place on Zoom. Booking links for each event will be coming soon. All these events are free, but we are asking participants to ‘Pay-What-You-Can’ and support Sydenham Arts.

Check out some of our planned workshops below… more to follow!

Digital Painting: Advanced Skills- Tue 16 June, 7pm
 Zoom Workshop Kevin Dolan  In this workshop, Kevin will teach you how to advance your skills and use more techniques in digital painting. If you are new to digital painting, we recommend you also attend the intro workshop on 2nd June.

 

Wood Engraving Demo by Fay Watson- Thu 2 July,  3.30pm
 Zoom Demonstration Fay Watson

In this demonstration, Fay will show some of her work and introduce you to the history of wood engraving. She will then demonstrate how she creates her wood engravings and uses them to make prints.

You won’t need anything to join this demonstration, but it will give you an insight into the techniques and what you will need if you want to start wood engraving yourself!

This class is suitable for Adults and older children (16+).