These are all the items archived from Stop Press! – roughly in chronological order:


March 2016


An exhibition of work by eight artists, whose entries in the 2015 Sydenham Artists Trail summer Open Exhibition were voted “most popular” by visitors, will be shown at The Lovely Gallery 140 Sydenham Road  SE26 5JZ from Saturday 12 March to Sunday 20 March 2016 – Thursday to Sundays only (closed Monday to Wednesday)  from 12 noon to 6pm.

Five of the artists have exhibited their work during recent Artists Trails – Alain Speed, Alan Taylor- Russel, Lisa Muten, Kathy Miller and Valerie Stack

The Private View is 11th March 6-9pm – all welcome.

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Thank you.

All over for another year. Exhausting but so rewarding.

It has been inspiring to meet many artists, hosts and visitors and to hear their comments about the Trail and the art. So a big thank you them all – the artists, the venue hosts, our sponsors Property World, the Sydenham Arts Festival team and the visitors who have taken part in this year’s wonderful Artists Trail.

If you would like to take part as an artist next year, or would like to offer your home, studio or exhibition space to show our “homeless” artists work, or if you just want to be on our mailing list please Contact us.

We hope this website and the twitter @SydArtistsTrail will not moulder until next year and might become the de-facto source of information about Sydenham artists, their exhibitions and events throughout the year. If you have any ideas about how it might be used, or want your up-coming exhibition broadcast, let us know, either via email to or via the Contacts page or a tweet @SydArtistsTrail

Best wishes from the Artists Trail team:

Alan, Annabel, Bruce, Nick, Pippa & Yoke

The second weekend.

You can check which artists are open during the second weekend using the Artists page drop down menu or by looking at the colour coded markers on the Venues page.

Today is the last day :-( so please vote for your favourite piece of art at The Lovely Gallery The Open Exhibition .

There are still many workshops, demonstrations and talks today – check the Workshop page.

There are places to look at art and have a cooling drink en route:

At Kente where Ky Lewis is displaying some of her photographic images. Ky is also at 52 Bishopsthorpe Road giving a lumen printing workshop with Fin Orrom Carr giving a pottery demonstration.

Calabash of Culture in Sydenham Road with 5 artists and The Montage in Dartmouth Road with six artists.

Additions to the Artists Trail.

New artists on the trail here on the website but not included in the Artists Trail broadsheet:

Havelock Walk SE23: Lesley Middleton and Guests featuring Karen Warner, Tom Crane and Clare Spencer. Plants, Paintings, Prints, Pimms and Paraphenalia, weather Permitting, in a delightful courtyard setting. While you are in Havelock Walk look into John Jukes Johnson’s sudio in Canvas & Cream.

On The Hoof, 23 Sydenham Road: On The Hoof will be open for the Artists Trail with an exhibition of Paul Treacy’s “Seeing Sydenham” photographs.

Calabash of Culture, 21 Sydenham Road, SE26: Five artists exhibiting in the Calabash of Culture gallery and exhibition space – Joyce Treasure, Rob Lawrence, James Evans, Desilu Banton and Audrey Williams.

1 Cobden Mews SE26: Features abstract paintings by Tim Diviny, photographic series by John Cowpertwait, and sculpture and painting by Jane Cody plus work on the theme of ‘Falling’ by various artists, curated by Psi Art Projects.

Please support the artists on the edge of the Artists Trail map.

In addition to the Sydenham and Forest Hill venues there’s some really interesting art at venues just a short walk from Honor Oak Park station and Penge High Street:

Eryka Isaac’s wonderful glass in her live-in studio at 13 Gladiator Street

Maria Pelton’s paintings and prints at 19B Gabriel Street

Yolanta Gawlik’s paintings and Angela Hartley’s contemporary textile and appliqué at 60 Maple Road

Andrea Blair’s paintings at 38 Mosslea Road

Nearer to Sydenham but still on the edge:

Lis Watkins will be sketching en plein air at Alexandra Nurseries in Parish Lane

Kathy Miller will be showing her contemporary terracotta tableware and running a workshop and Dave Evans will show his pastel paintings and run a workshop plus a spoon and carving demonstration at 84 Lennard Road

Hannah Lewis will be showing her functional pots and running a workshop at 28 Priestfield Road

Reddskin will be showing her handbags and accessories and Golden Silk her knitwear at 44 Queenswood Road

“Weef” will show his drawings, doodles and paintings at Oakland House, South Road

Froglife will be running several activities suitable for children and families at Dacres Wood Nature Reserve (Saturday only) and Lisa Muten will be there both days of the weekend with her painting.

On Saturday 19July:

A Private View at 30 Kingsthorpe Road, SE26 from 6.30-8.30pm where the house and garden will be full of exciting designer pieces of glasswork from Pippa Stacey, silver jewellery from Sally Earlam and recycled knitwear from Anna Appleton.

To mark the re-opening of Louise House, Dartmouth Road Forest Hill SE23 3HZ as an Artists’ Studio building, V22 will be hosting an Open House for Evening Drinks from 7-9pm. V22 Louise House is a Grade II listed building. Formerly an Industrial Girls’ Home it now houses fifteen artists’ studios and an exhibition space which will open in 2015. V22 would like to invite you to visit and join us in celebrating Louise House’s future as a new and exciting arts centre.

Private Views:

There was a private views at St Christopher’s Hospice, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road SE26 6DZ on Friday 18 July 6-8pm where five artists exhibit their work on the walls and corridor of the Anniversary centre. Textiles and fine art by Veena Scialo, photographs by Doug Southall and paintings by Antonia Pellegrino, Lucy Ribeiro and John Taylor. All welcome.

There was a private view of work by six artists (Anne Harrison, Coral Howard, Claude Perera, Pat Rae, Paul Wilks and Place in Print) exhibiting at The Montage, 33 Dartmouth Road, SE23 on Saturday 12 July from 2-6pm.

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Quaggy Printmakers Private View at TNG. Photo Lucy Tann.

There was a private view of work by The Quaggy printmakers on Thursday 10 July from 7-8:30pm at The New Generation Centre, 111 Wells Park Road, SE26.

Friday 4 July through to 20 July.Lovely Gallery Screen Shot 2014-06-30 at 09_50_09 2The Lovely Gallery Open Exhibition at 140 Sydenham Road SE26 5JZ. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am – 6pm and Sunday 12 – 6pm. Closed Monday to Wednesday.Why travel to Piccadilly when there are more than one hundred pieces of art on your doorstep in Sydenham. A prize will be awarded to the artist exhibiting the most popular piece voted for by visitors to the exhibition.

5-7 July.

Two of the Sydenham Artists Trail artists will be exhibiting at the Brockley Open Studios this weekend and Monday evening.
Gill Hickman and Ruty Benjamini will be at 45 Sprules Rd, London SE4 2NL New work, bargains and reduced price pieces, old favourites. They will offer some refreshments.

Saturday 5 July 2-8pm

Sunday 6 July 2-8pm

Monday 7 July 5-8pm

Facebook: Brockley Open Studios


Sunday 6 July 11am-1pm

V22 Theo Kaccoufa Bashful 2006

Theo Kaccoufa Bashful (2006)

V22 Louise House Open House

Morning Tea 6 July and Evening Drinks 19 July

To mark the re-opening of Louise House as an Artists’ Studio building, V22 will be hosting two Open House events: Morning Tea on Sunday 6 July and Evening Drinks on Saturday 19th July.

V22 Louise House is a Grade II listed building. Formerly an Industrial Girls’ Home it now houses fifteen artists’ studios and an exhibition space which will open in 2015. V22 would like to invite you to visit and join us in celebrating Louise House’s future as a new and exciting arts centre.

V22 Louise House Dartmouth Road Forest Hill SE23 3HZ

Friends of The Horniman Museum Annual Art Exhibition.

The Friends of the Horniman 22nd annual art exhibition took place in the conservatory of the Horniman Museum gardens:

Saturday June 14th 10am – 5pm

Sunday June 15th 10am – 4:30pm

5-7 July.

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Some of the Artists Trail artists showed their work as part of the Crystal Palace Festival Art Trail at 1 Cobden Mews SE26: Features abstract paintings by Tim Diviny, photographic series by John Cowpertwait, and sculpture and painting by Jane Cody. Plus work on the theme of ‘Falling’ by various artists, curated by Psi Art Projects.





Fete for the wickedHackney WickED 2 – 3 AUGUST 2014

Joyce Treasure will be exhibiting her work alongside other artists this weekend at “Fete for the Wicked”, Hackney WickED Riviera, Forman’s Yard, Forman’s Fish Island, Stour Road, London, E3 2NT

“Fate for the WickED returns, bringing stalls of artist multiples and creations by: Abstract, Art Map London, ATD Fourth World – The Roles We Play, Ana, Bonzo, Boxhead, Daa Huang,Dinosaur Special Cassette, East London Printmakers, Hackney Wick Women’s Institute – Hackney Wicked Women, Hugo Nash, Joyce Treasure, Laurence Jansen, POP UP Art Jewellery Gallery, Rich Saenz – Meeting of Mind, Roof Top Fox, THYTHREE, Tiffany Winterbottom – Street Portraits, and more…”






Gill Hickman One Magnificent Cell

Gill Hickman “One Magnificent Cell”


Gill Hickman always has work in both Skylark Galleries; Oxo Tower & Gabriel’s Wharf, alongside the other lovely Skylark Artists. Once a year she gets to be the Featured Artist in the windows of Skylark 1 Gallery. This year she is showing a selection of works including this cell painting. Situated on the South Bank between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge the two Skylark galleries, Skylark 1 and Skylark 2, showcase regularly changing art exhibitions from the 33 artists who jointly run the galleries. Skylark 1 is situated in the lively Gabriel’s Wharf and Skylark 2 is in the prestigious Oxo Tower overlooking the River Thames.

On Tuesday 5th August Gill will be there from 11am to 8pm. Please join her for a glass of something from 5-8pm


Anne-Marie Glasheen Peter Luck

Peter Luck


The once-a-year London Independent Photography Greenwich Satellite Group showcase exhibition.
The Greenwich Gallery at Linear House, Peyton Place, Royal Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8RS
Open: Mon-Fri 9.00-17.30; Saturdays & Sundays 13.00-17.00

Private View Saturday 9 August 6.30-9pm
Thursday 7 August 7.00-9.00pm Exhibition Critique led by Elisabeth Blanchet & Mandy Williams
Thursday 14 August 7.00-9.00pm Pecha Kucha (Jap. ‘chit-chat’) each photographer presents 20 images for 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total).

Wheelchair access. Transport: Greenwich (DLR & Rail), 8 mins from London Bridge; Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich (DLR); Greenwich is on several bus routes.


LoveSheppeyX a one day event.TODAY, SATURDAY 23 AUGUST only.Ky Lewis will be taking part in the LoveSheppeyX show.



Lucy Ribeiro Hidden Forms

Lucy Ribeiro

Last opportunity to visit the HIDDEN FORMS EXHIBITION 4-28 AUGUST

Exhibition by Lucy Ribeiro. Lucy draws upon the Japanese tradition of woodblock prints and western abstraction. Her work explores the meditative and repetitive nature of mark-making and memory.

Gallery 320 at 320 Bethnal Green Rd, (entrance via Voss St) ,Bethnal Green, London E2 0AG 020 7739 8385
Open: Monday – Saturday 10.00-17.00. Closed Thursday and Sunday. 320 Gallery



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Also the last days of the OPEN EXHIBITION with AUDREY WILLIAMS 9-24 AUGUST from 7pm

Original works, prints and cards will be available to purchase.

The Basement Gallery, Calabash of Culture, 21 Sydenham Road, SE26 5EX






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Diana McKinnon


30-31 AUGUST 2014 10am-6pm

Diana McKinnon will be exhibiting in the ‘Promoting Kent’ Beach Huts on St Pancras Station this weekend.

In the hut there will be badge making as part of the Folkestone Arts programme.

The Beach Huts are on the lower concourse of St Pancras station, near the Eurostar entrance.





Preview 29th August 6-9pm

Lis Watkins, one of the 2014 Artists Trail artists, will be exhibiting some of her wonderful drawings and paintings.

“Come along, feast your eyes, have a tea/coffee, glass of wine, french bread & cheese, a chat or even pick up a paint brush and have a go in our interactive artwork area. Kids welcome.

“We are a group of inspired local artists, sculptors and photographers. We’d love to share our diverse and creativity work with you.”

Most works are for sale at affordable prices. To find out more go to

Lis Watkins SE20 art mapKenilworth Hall, Kenilworth Road, Penge SE20 7QSLis Watkins SE20art self portrait













Paul Wilks - The MontageKAFKA IN CLEETHORPES

3-14 SEPTEMBER 2014

Paul Wilks will be showing his work including paintings, drawings, pastels and other stuff at The Montage, 33 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN from 3-14 September.









Joyce Treasure - Funk the Queen logo

Joyce Treasure


4-17 SEPTEMBER 2014

You are invited to Funk The Queen!!




Joyce Treasure - Funk the Queen

Joyce Treasure

“There are no queens or kings and if there are then we are all queens and kings.”

Joyce Treasure’s first solo show will be held at Monty’s Bar, 149 Brick Lane, E1 6SB

You are invited to the opening night on the 4th September at 6pm. A performance piece will take place between the hours of 7.30 – 7.45pm.

Joyce Treasure translates concepts relating to identity, heritage and culture working with body forms and sometimes postage stamps of the queen and members of the royal family. She uses mixed media, collage and various substrates, working in layers.









Lisa Muten poster imageJEANNIE AVENT GALLERY

5-14 SEPTEMBER 2014 (closed Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)

Lisa Muten and Lindsay Farzaneh are exhibiting some of their paintings, drawings and prints at the Jeannie Avent Gallery, 14 North Cross Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9EU from 5th – 14th September.

There will be an opening reception on Friday 5th September 7-9pm which you are invited to.

The exhibition will be open Thurs-Sundays 11am-6pm or by appointment until 14th September.

Jeannie Avent Gallery, 14 North Cross Road, East Dulwich, SE22 9EU



9-14 SEPTEMBER 2014

Ky Lewis has work in the London Analogue Festival. Ky will be running two workshops on the 10th September at Bargehouse OXO Tower from 11.30am to about 3.30pm. Details will be posted on their site shortly with ways to book.

While you are at the OXO Tower building why not visit SKYLARK GALLERY which frequently showcases the work of local artists. Situated on the South Bank between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge the two Skylark galleries, Skylark 1 and Skylark 2, showcase regularly changing art exhibitions from the 33 artists who jointly run the galleries. Skylark 1 is situated in the lively Gabriel’s Wharf and Skylark 2 is in the prestigious Oxo Tower overlooking the River Thames.

If you happen to be in Oregon Ky also has work in the juried exhibition Altered Views LightBox Photographic Gallery & Fine Printing | Astoria, Oregon



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The Montage


17-29 SEPTEMBER 2014

‘Moments’ a new exhibition by by Cat Eland, Ruth Lewis & Sanaz Movehedi at The Montage, 33 Dartmouth Road, SE23.










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Twisted Vintage


20 SEPTEMBER 2014 12:30-6:30pm

Brigitte and Caroline, aka Twisted Vintage, have a stall at the Designer & Makers Market alongside the Forest Hill Fashion Week Catwalk Show, at The Railway Telegraph, 112 Stansted Road, SE23

Catwalk Show, Designer & Makers Market, Street Food… and the FHFW Wrap Party 8pm till late, all at The Railway Telegraph! Make a day of it, bring your friends.







13-21 SEPTEMBER 2014

Alain Speed has a couple of pieces of sculpture in the Nunhead Open (10th year anniversary show) at Nunhead Corner Gallery, 26 Nunhead Green SE15 3QF


The Nunhead Open is one of the events taking place leading up to the


27-28 SEPTEMBER 2014


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Wendy Arnold-Dean


19-21 SEPTEMBER 2014 10am-4:30pm

Wendy Arnold-Dean has a stall at the Keep it Local Craft Fair this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Coolings Garden Centre, Rushmore Hill, Knockholt, TN14 7NN.

There’s a nice cafe and a Jazz band so do visit.



Wendy also has two spaces left on her new Thursday evening class, also there are these possible dates for a one day workshop: 27 or 28 September; 11 or 12 October; 1 November.

Contact Wendy via her website if you are interested.



Ben Stockwell


13-28 SEPTEMBER 2014

New works by painter and marine biologist Ben Stockwell will be exhibited at The Lovely Gallery, 140 Sydenham Road SE26 5JZ from Saturday 13-28 September.

The Lovely Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday 12-6pm but closed Monday through Wednesday. 0203 686 1328



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Ruty Benjamini, Lois Cordelia, Jason Clarke, Annabel Collins, Adam Fenton, Sarah Jane Harper, Alexander Lee , Lisette Ranga, Mark Sheeky, Marco Rossati, Youne , Paul Wuensche



5-27 SEPTEMBER 2014

Ruty Benjamini, one of our regular Artists Trail ceramic artists will be showing her work with 11 other artists at Gabriel Fine Art, Cottage 2, Old Paradise Yard, 28 Carlisle Lane, Waterloo, London SE1 7LG.

Gabriel Fine Art gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-6pm but closed on Sundays and Mondays.



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Twisted Vintage


Friday 10 October 9-1pm

Saturday 11 October 10-1pm

Brigitte & Caroline (Twisted Vintage) invite you to their Open Studio sale

75 Horniman Drive, London SE23 3BU

“Need a special gift/ voucher or just a treat for yourself to go with your Autumn Wardrobe?

Delicate, chunky, sparkly or ‘chuck-on’… all covered for this week’s Open studio Sale!”


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Wojciech Antoni Sobczynski


1 – 13 October 2014 10am-6pm

Closed Sunday 12 October

Last chance to see an exhibition of new work by Wojciech Antoni Sobczynski

The Montage Gallery, 33 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN





Paul Crotto


(Really only 30 minutes from Sydenham by road).

Wednesday 15 October 2014 5:30-9pm

Three galleries will be opening their doors for a private view with refreshments. You are all cordially invited.

Burland Road – two new galleries with working artists in residence officially open their doors.

Webbs Fine Art Gallery 1 Burland Road SW11 6SA, run by Sydenham resident Liz Cranwell Ward, will show works by Paul Crotto and Chelsea arts club artist Alex Chamberlin, recently back in the UK after 8 years working abroad.






The Lovely Galleey

Jon Whitbread Philip Surey Ben Newman


11 – 26 October, Thursday – Sunday 12-6pm

A new exhibition by Jon Whitbread, Philip Surey and Ben Newman

The Lovely Gallery, 140 Sydenham Road, SE26 5JZ 020 3686 1328

Private View: Friday 10 October 7-9:30pm




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Ubu’s Retort – John Jukes Johnson


15-27 October 2014

A new exhibition by John Jukes Johnson.

The Montage Gallery, 33 Dartmouth Road, SE23 3HN

Private View: Friday 17 October 2014 6-8pm









SE20 Art Group


1-9 November 2014 Thursday – Sunday 11am-6pm

Closed Monday – Wednesday.

Six artists based in and around Penge and Sydenham and members of the
SE20 Art group. Most of them had work entered in the Lovely Gallery for the Sydenham Arts Festival 2014 Open Exhibition but this will be their first group show in Sydenham.

Follow them on Facebook SE20 Art Group

The Lovely Gallery, 140 Sydenham Road, SE26 5JZ 020 3686 1328

Private View: Friday 31 October 6-9:30pm



Marilyn Nicholson, Mary Gordon-Smith, Chris McShane, Wenchi Lucas, Anna Arianova, Kim Lucas










Until 30 November 2014 – 8-6pm weekdays and 9-5pm Saturdays. Closed Sunday.

Part of Photo-Open and the Photo Month Festival. Coral Howard’s exhibition shows the unspoilt beauty of the East Sussex coast at Winchelsea Beach near Rye, much of it a wonderful nature reserve, a haven for birds and wildlife and also a peaceful escape for the Londoners who flock to their caravans behind the sea- front. All works are for sale. Contact Coral for prices via email

Kopitiam, 66A Whitechapel High Street E1 7QX

Easy to find, it is opposite the Whitechapel Gallery and just near the exit to Aldgate East tube. Kopitiam is a great place for a coffee and sandwich or cake, as well as the pleasure of viewing Coral’s work.

Sunday 7 December 11am-4pm

84 Lennard Road, SE20 7LY

Open studio

Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies, paintings by David Evans, ceramics by Kathy Miller and green woodworking with Richard Cooper.




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Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December 10am-4pm both days

Here for Good, Sydenham Road SE26 5EX

Kay Bromley, Diana McKinnon and others including Rauni Chow and Jozeen Holmes who makes beautiful soaps, hand creams and candles.

Not on the internet, here on the high street!

Christmas Pop-Up Shop

Father Christmas will be making a special appearance on Sunday between 12 and 2pm.









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Saturday 6 December 7-9pm open evening & Sunday 7 December 11am-5pm

30 Kingsthorpe Road SE26 4PG

Pippa Stacey, Sally Earlam and Thistledown

“Glisten Shine and Warm”

Christmas Open House with gorgeous glass by Pippa Stacey, handcrafted silver jewellery by Sally Earlham and ‘Thistledown Vintage Style’ recycled cashmere and wool goodies.

10% of sales will be donated to Breakthrough Breast Cancer









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Sunday 7 December 11am-5pm

250 and 254 Kirkdale SE26

Inkwa and Sugahill together – the alternative indoor Christmas market.

An alternative experience for original Christmas presents: handmade jewellery, t-shirts, organic skin and hair care products and cakes.

Inkwa Tattoos are proud to present the first annual Inkwa Christmas market. Step off the beaten track on Sunday 7th December and experience an alternative Christmas shopping experience!

Local independent artists will be presenting a range of bespoke artisan products that will make the perfect Christmas gift for your friends and family.

Take a stroll into the Inkwa Tattoos studio anytime from 11am – 5pm on Sunday 7th December and browse through our market stalls to find the perfect gift for someone special or even just for yourself!

For facebook events page, please CLICK HERE

Just some of the sensational products on offer:

Nigel Food Design – This successful and well established private catering company will be providing a range of tasty & stylish nibbles as well as hot cider and mulled wine.

Handmade gifts from Mya & Joe – A handmade gift company that produce an assortment of items from jewellery, cards, knitted teddy bears & dolls and other truly unique gift items.

Original paintings by Inkwa Tattoo founder Rob Lawrence

Personalised graffiti canvases

Emperor Empress London – A clothing and accessories range that caters for men & women.

T-shirts by Rough Lines

Onekana – Ankara shoes and accessories

Original Art and prints by Joyce Treasure

And many more.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to support local businesses and buy some really special gifts this Christmas!



The assembly was held on Saturday 6 December at 2-3.45pm

Joyce Treasure was successful in her bid for assembly funds for a street art project for Sydenham Station Approach.


Sydenham Community Library, 210 Sydenham Road, SE26 5SE

The Literary Piazza was launched on Saturday 6 December

The new piazza looks fabulous.

The Literary Piazza includes carved wooden bookends inserted in the gabions surrounding the tree and the Story Chair, both carved by local artist and wood carver Dave Evans.





You might have received a copy of the SEE3 2014 Christmas Calendar. If not you can pick up a copy in local shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. Failing that look at a copy via the SEE3 website.






There is so much on offer at many local shops including a number of local artists will be showing and selling their work during the Christmas period:


Lovely gallery Winter Art Fair

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Saturday 6 December 4-8pm to December 21 (Thursday – Sunday 12-7pm)

140 Sydenham Road  SE26 5JZ

The Lovely Gallery

Winter Art Fair






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Twisted Vintage – Men’s Day Special

Saturday 13 December 1-4pm

75 Horniman Drive SE23 3BU 

Twisted Vintage

“Mens Day Special” 

Choose that special present for the women in your life whilst indulging in beer and mince pies.


pop up shop


Here For Good, 17 Sydenham Road, SE26 6EX

Open for one day only on Saturday, 11th of April 10am-4pm

A fabulous line-up of traders including jewellers Twisted Vintage and Spotty Vynl Records.

Also on the menu: funky furniture; vintage fabrics and sewing accessories; ceramics and a collection of lovingly-restored prints taken from original advertising artwork created in the 1930s and 1950s.

It’s two minutes from Sydenham train and overground station and there are lots of lovely places to eat and drink nearby.




The Mayor of London’s High Street Fund has made £9m available to help London’s high streets to become even better places to visit, to live in and to do business in.

SEE3, Sydenham Arts Ltd (formerly Sydenham Arts Festival) and Sydenham Artists (that’s us) submitted a bid for £20k to develop a SEE3 Suburban Safari.

Sadly we were not successful this time.

Read about our bid on the GLA’s SpaceHive website.




Sydenham Arts, previously Sydenham Arts Festival, have printed a fabulous new quarterly magazine “South Circular which will highlight all the artistic endeavours taking place in the area.

You might have seen “our” South Circular page with details about this year’s Artists Trail – read the details here.

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Pippa Stacey in her studio in her garden


There  is a limited amount of printed space in South Circular so here is the full profile of local glass artist Pippa Stacey in the Spring 2015 edition.

It seems appropriate that Pippa Stacey should be the first artist to be interviewed for South Circular as she was the person who first suggested having an art festival on the Thorpe estate even before the Sydenham Arts festival started in 2009. Although the Thorpe’s idea didn’t get off the ground the Artists Trail idea was incorporated into the festival and has become an enjoyable and successful feature for the last 6 years. Pippa has been involved every year, although to a lesser extent recently as her professional glass and teaching careers expand.

Pippa studied at Middlesex University and then taught fashion and design there for quite a few years. In the early 1980’s Pippa worked with the designer David Hicks and help establish his fashion label in Japan.  This continued until Pippa had a break due to ill health and decided that she wanted to change course and teach children.

Pippa now teaches art to home educated children and to adults, giving them an opportunity to sit GCSE exams which they wouldn’t otherwise have, leading to A level course work and helping students prepare their foundation portfolios. In addition Pippa teaches a variety of daytime and evening glass classes at Granville Park for Community Education Lewisham and Master Classes in glass at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre where she enjoys teaching and being inspired by techniques being used by others.

Pippa started working with glass in 2001 at an adult education class at the sadly now defunct Kirkdale Institute learning how to lead glass and making two leaded glass panels for her front door. After three years of adult education classes, Pippa studied at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design (CSM). She successfully graduated from both the Glass and Architecture and Glass and Fine Art PG Courses. During her time at CSM, Pippa was awarded a Commendation from The Worshipful Company of Glaziers for the Stevens Competition, and First Prize for the Lankelly Chase Foundation Competition.

Pippa and seven other Central Saint Martins alumni formed the Teepee Glass collective of glass artists in 2006, named as a result of camping in a teepee at the International Festival of Glass (IFG) in Stourbridge. They reform periodically to exhibit and collaborate. Pippa will be taking part in this year’s IFG showing with the Contemporary Glass Society. In the spring Pippa will be showing some of her work alongside Teepee Glass at Patch Rogers Arts and Crafts Department in Liberty, Regent Street.

Pippa’s glasswork is varied, from the magical world of glass books and related curiosities, to glass bowls, tiles and panels, using printing, hand-painting and etching techniques. Glass work is designed from original drawings and decorated to create unique and individual pieces.  Her design has always been inspired by the things she loves and feels deeply for. She developed her designs at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design based on nature and positive and negative imagery.

Pippa has drawn from when she was tiny and all her glass designs start as a drawing.  The balancing of positive and negative images are important to her as “light and dark works so well with glass”.  She transfers her drawn image onto glass using a screen printing technique and the glass is fired in a kiln in the studio in her garden full of topiary and a fernery. The glass is then often fused and slumped into bowl and other shapes. She loves to experiment, finding out what works and what doesn’t, passing on new discoveries to her students.

In addition Pippa makes unique glass beads and pendants in collaboration with Sally Earlam’s silver designer jewellery collection. Glass production takes up the majority of her time with sales in six retail outlets across the UK. Locally her glass can be found at the Kirkdale Bookshop in Sydenham, Alexandra Nurseries in Penge and Stag & Bow in Forest Hill. She is currently very busy cutting glass hearts for St Valentine ’s Day gifts – not an easy task if you have ever tried!  You can see examples of her work on her website and on her Sydenham Artists page here.






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Sunday 14 – Saturday 20 December

Exhibition of art to be auctioned

C&C Gallery, 18 London Road, Forest Hill,  SE23 3HF

Auction Live On-Line NOW

Click here to visit the C&C Gallery Auction page for more information.

Click here for a registration form for bidding at the live event on December 20th.


Joyce Treasure - calabash Nov 14

Joyce Treasure



21 November – 19 December 2014

Joyce’s artwork explores concepts relating to identity, heritage and culture.

The Basement Gallery, Calabash of Culture, 21 Sydenham Road, SE26

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To check opening times call Calabash 020 8778 6326/ 07718 480 821




Paul Treacy – Snow Tree



Paul Treacy’s “Seeing Sydenham” protographs are exhibited at “On The Hoof “, one of the venues for the 2014 Artists Trail, which has now opened as a cafe bistro at 23 Sydenham Road. On The Hoof is open from 8:30am – 9:30pm for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Phone for dinner bookings 020 8659 7333

Follow On The Hoof on Twitter and Facebook




Joyce Treasure Wicked

Joyce Treasure


In July the Black Cultural Archives launched and moved into their grade II listed building on Windrush Square, Brixton. A plan that has been in the making for 11 years! BCA are now stocking Joyce Treasure’s work. Joyce says this “is truly wicked news!!! What joy!”

The BCA mission:

“Black Cultural Archives is a national institution dedicated to collecting, preserving and celebrating the histories of people of African and Caribbean descent in the UK. We will lead the heritage and cultural sectors and the general public towards a greater understanding and enjoyment of Black heritage.”