Artists Trail 2019
6 - 7 July
13 - 14 July

Banner image: Rick Berry ‘Harryhausen’s Talos’; Brockley Potters:


This year will be the 11th annual Sydenham Artists Trail and we hope that it will be bigger and better than ever with more artists, more art, more venues and with more workshops and demonstrations. It will take place during the weekends 6th/7th and 13th/14th July 2019.


The online application form is by far the easiest and quickest way for you to enter. If you’d prefer a paper copy please let us know and we’ll send it to you. 

For details how to enter please use this  link to the application form  or email  

Applications must be received by April 22nd (Easter Monday). This year we are asking you to submit your artist statement within the application form (up to 30 words for the brochure and any number for the website). It’s a good idea to have these prepared before you start the application process. We would also like four images sent via email so we can select one for the brochure all by the deadline April 22nd.  


The entry fee has increased by £5 to £55 per artist and £150 for groups* of 3 or more artists exhibiting together at the same venue. We are sorry about this increase and hope it doesn’t put you off. It is a fixed fee for the four days which we think provides good value. The increase in fees is to cover rising brochure, website, marketing and administration costs. 

The entry fee will provide each artist with an individual artist page in the Artists Trail website plus a single 1/6th A5 page entry and image of their artwork in the Artists Trail brochure (see last year’s brochure). Groups* of artists exhibiting together will have a half A5 page entry in the brochure.

Payment details will be supplied when your application has been accepted.  


We hope that more artists will be able to open their home / studio this year but if you are unable to do so and would like us to find you a venue to exhibit please fill in the appropriate section of the application form. If you are able to offer us a space at your home / studio / venue for other artists, for one or both weekends please let us know.

This year we are fortunate to have been allocated space in the atrium at Forest Hill School, Dacres Road, SE23 2XN, to exhibit some local artists work alongside their students GCSE art display. Space might be limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please complete the relevant section on the application form if you are interested in exhibiting there.

However we are always looking for additional venues. If you have a space that could be available to show artists work, whether it’s a home, studio space, a shop or a cafe, even if it’s just for one of the weekends, please contact us as above.

For the last three years many Sydenham Road, Sydenham Station Approach and Kirkdale traders volunteer to display work in their shop windows – the High Street Art Gallery. The application form allows you to offer a piece to be included in the scheme and specify a preferred location.


By groups we mean named collaborations of artists, e.g. The Brockley Potters, not 3 or more artists who have arranged to exhibit together.




10 years 100 local venues 1,000 artists 10,000 pieces of art!

The 10th year of the Sydenham Artists Trail was definitely something to celebrate! Paintings, prints, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles and sculpture at 30 locations in and around Sydenham, Honor Oak and Penge.

Highlights were:

The Brockley Potters in Normanton Street; Forest Hill School in Dacres Road showing their students’ GCSE art exhibition – showcasing the next generation of artists; new artists and new venues in Champion Crescent, Broseley Grove, Alexandra Road, Tredown Road, Sydenham Hill and Amberley Grove and old favourites in Venner Road, Sydenham Road, Peak Hill, on the Thorpes estate, and Mayow Park’s Brown and Green cafe in Mayow Park, the lovely Grow Mayow Community Gardens and Pippa Stacy’s student’s “It’s A Small World” exhibition at Alexandra Nurseries.

Sydenham Community Library hosted 25 printmakers and painters, with a book, craft and plant sale and glass workshop. All together there were 84 workshops suitable for children and adults from jewellery, drawing, painting, printing, and photography – even an artist-led poetry workshop. In other places artists demonstrated their artistic skills.

St Christopher’s (Hospice) Arts ‘Time in the light’ festival and the Lovely Gallery ‘Summer exhibition’ opened throughout the festival. Once again high street traders allowed artists to exhibit in their windows (the High Street Art Gallery) and on their walls and the Dolphin exhibition could enjoy the art while having a meal or a drink!  We added a couple of incentives for visitors (and children) with two prize draws for those collecting stamps in their brochure at different venues.

We hope you enjoyed the Trail as much as we enjoyed making art.  We would like to give a special thank you to all the artists, hosts, volunteers, Sydenham Arts and our sponsors Dan and Richard Crowley of PropertyWorld.

Darren Hayman: Venue 24

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