On the first weekend of October artists and makers across the borough of Lambeth will be opening their studios, work spaces and homes to the public. Started in 2009, the event promises a wide range of arts and crafts on show including painting, sculpture, photography, textile design, jewellery, ceramics and print making. Doors will be open 7-8 October from 10am to 6pm both days. Entrance is free to all venues.
Meet the makers
This event showcases the fantastic wealth of creative talent tucked away in the borough and helps communities discover the various art workshops and studios that are too often hidden away in their neighbourhoods. It is a unique way to meet artists face to face and learn more about the various technical processes involved in their craft. It is also a great opportunity to buy direct and support your local artists and makers.
Organiser and artist Tim Sutton (who also organises the very successful annual Urban Art art fair that lines the railings of Brixton’s Josephine Avenue with artworks) explained that:
“Lambeth Open provides an affordable opportunity for artists and makers to showcase work in their local area. Too often these gold mines of creativity are hidden away and we hope our event helps shine a light on our wonderful and colourful creative community.
“All artists and makers will be present at their venues, so visitors can find out how items are made and the various techniques involved. We are so lucky have all this talent on our doorstep and something worth showing off to the rest of London.”
For more information
- You can find a map to all the artists and makers studios and homes open on this weekend on the Lambeth Open information pages.
- Photographs of some of the artists’ work can be seen on Lambeth Open’s information pages or you can email Tim Sutton.
- Some artists will offer private views of their work. You can find details of dates and times Lambeth Open’s information pages.
- There’s a launch event for the weekend on Friday 6 October, 6pm to 9pm, Brixton £ Cafe, 77 Atlantic Rd, Brixton SW9 8PU. For more about Brixton Pound (B£) and directions to the Brixton £ Café see the Brixton Pound website.