Artists Trail 2021

Thank you for supporting Sydenham Arts and the Artists Trail during this last, extraordinary, year. The Virtual Artists Trail 2020 was a real success thanks to your enthusiasm, and we hope you are well and have found time to continue that creativity.

We’re delighted to announce that the Artists Trail will once again take over Sydenham in 2021, following the positive steps being made to get the population vaccinated. In order to maximise the possibility of publicly open space and events, we’ve made the decision to move this year’s trail from its usual June/July slot to mid-September. The trail will take place over the weekends of 11th / 12th and 18th / 19th September. As usual, the two weekends will be kicked off by a private view of the Anna Lovely Gallery Open exhibition.

Click here to view our short promotion video.

Unlike 2020 we hope that there will be a number of venues open to the public so that visitors can ‘feel’ the art and speak to the artists. We plan to use larger exhibition spaces, as we did so successfully in the atrium at Forest Hill school in 2019, and other large venues in the area.

We realise that some artists might prefer to have a purely virtual presence, so this year’s Trail will be a hybrid – a heady mix of real and virtual – and we sincerely hope that all the overseas artists who joined the virtual jamboree in 2020 will want to take part again this year.

We are asking you to register your interest at this stage by completing this short form (click here – it will take just 2 minutes of your time)  

You can state if:

  • you might like to take part this year;
  • whether you might be prepared to open your home/studio to the public;
  • or would prefer space at a public venue;
  • or want to only have a virtual presence this year.

This feedback doesn’t commit you but will help us to plan the trail. We also welcome any other suggestions you’d like to offer.

Finally, to thank you for your support, we want you to know what we have been doing for you. Sydenham Arts are developing a new website – scheduled to go live in June / July. Not only will this improve Sydenham Arts presence on the web but will be designed to improve the process of creating Artists Profiles on the site, provide a more contemporary look, and provide us much more flexibility as we move towards 2022 and Lewisham London Borough of Culture.

More info will follow as soon as we have processed initial responses to this callout, so please register your interest now and do please share this with friends who might want to register.

We can’t wait to hear from you, and get back to sharing your creativity in 2021.

Best wishes. Stay safe.

The Sydenham Arts Artists Trail Team


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