Introducing Sydenham Arts Virtual Artists Trail – keeping the Artists Trail going at this challenging time for us all.

Sydenham Arts Virtual Artists Trail has begun, and runs throughout the summer including 2 weekends of increased activities on 27-28 June and 4-5 July.

We kicked off with two virtual Private Views of The Lovely Gallery Open Exhibition on Thursday 25 June via Zoom. It was interesting to hear some of the artist talking about their art. The virtual 3D gallery is now available to view on the Anna Lovely Gallery page and vote here for your favourite artist – the winners will be awarded an exhibition at the gallery when it is open.

The Sydenham Arts website is now the portal to virtual 2D and 3D galleries allowing visitors to view art from the comfort and safety of their homes. There are more than 150 artists displaying nearly 2000 images and videos in their 2D artist’s pages and virtual 3D virtual galleries. Look at the virtual galleries here and the artist’s pages here. This year we have internationally based artists from ten different countries taking part plus UK based artists and of course many local and London based artists. The Sydenham virtual Artists Trail is truly a cultural melting pot.

Sydenham Arts has curated a number of virtual 3D galleries with selected artists, including Art of the Month for May.  The Artists Choice Gallery will be available on Sunday 28 June; a gallery of favourite art chosen by the artists themselves.

Browse our Trail Activities page for information about Workshops, the High Street Gallery and Fake Image Competitions and the Peoples Choice Award for Artists of the Year.

There will be more activities next weekend, including:

  • Sydenham Arts Artists of the Year announced. The artist to be chosen by a professional panel (watch this space for further details).
  • Artist virtual open-houses. A number of artists will guide you around their home or studio and discuss their art. (Details on the Trail Activities page.)
  • A musical collaboration with enSEmble26 on the evening of 5 July. Artists have submitted images, prose and poetry created during lockdown to inspire this concert. The images will be shown and some of the prose and poetry will be read. (Tickets will be available from Sunday 28 June on the Trail Activities page.)

If you’re an artists it’s not too late to take part as the Artists Trail will continue throughout the summer. Here’s the application form. 


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