During the two weekends of the Dulwich Festival (11-12 May and 18-19th May 2018), over 200 artists will be throwing open their doors to art lovers on Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm as part of Dulwich Artists Open House event, and I will be joining them!
Three of my children currently live in London and it is always such a cultural feast and a real inspiration to visit the city. Recently my daughter Poppy and her partner have decided to put down some roots in Dulwich so my connection with the buzzing melting pot which is London is becoming ever stronger. Whilst their home is being renovated they have loaned me their space to host my first ever Dulwich Artists Open House event. I am so excited hosting our first open studio event in London!
London is endlessly fascinating, and I love spending time trailing museums, galleries and discovering the unexpected. From quirky cafes, to street buskers, to ground-breaking exhibitions…there is always more to explore.
New Artwork at the Dulwich Artists Open House Event
I will have some brand new “hot off the press” original paintings to show at Dulwich Artists Open House, as well as some older discounted archive pieces in all sizes. I will bring along framed and unframed fine art prints, and will have my hand-embellished printed canvasses as part of my offering to the Dulwich Open Studios event too.
Events Taking Place at the Dulwich Festival
The Dulwich Festival is a 10 day art and culture extravaganza with so much going on, not just the Artists Open House Event. These are a few which I would like to try and see, if time allows!
The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimages – How Women Got the Vote
On Friday 11th March at 7:30, Jane Robinson will be talking about the astonishing and uplifting story of the ‘Great Suffrage Pilgrimage’ of 1913. Celebrating a cast of characters who unite to change the world, Jane will also be taking questions from the audience afterwards as she’s joined with author and journalist Nicolette Jones. £12 per ticket. Address: Linbury Room, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, Dulwich SE21 7AD
Dulwich Street Art Walk
Saturday 13th May sees a collection of the world’s leading street artists re-imagine the work of world-renowned Baroque painters at the Dulwich Art Gallery. The street artists will be recreating these works of art in their own individual style and I think the outdoor art gallery project will be highly inspirational and a ‘must see’ for Dulwich art week. Sun May 14 at 2pm. £9 per ticket. Meet at Vale End, SE22, opposite East Dulwich Station.
Goose Green Dulwich Festival Fair
On Sunday May 13th there will be a heart-filled family friendly fair with beer tents, bouncy castles, homemade cakes and live music. The ever-fabulous Festival Fair on Goose Green is THE event in East Dulwich and the perfect way to round off your artsy weekend!
It will be a truly wonderful event so if you’re able please do pop along to Dulwich Artists’ Open House event – I can’t wait to meet you all.
The Finer Details:
For more information about the Artists Open House event in Dulwich, grab one of the brochures which are available in local cafés, libraries, bars and shops, or look online here. You can also peruse the Dulwich Festival Artists Open House Guide to see the locations and descriptions of each of the 200 artists taking part. I will be in East Dulwich (SE22, pages 22-45) and you’ll see that the booklet is organised, as far as possible, as a walking tour, so enjoy taking in the sights of Dulwich and its surrounding areas.
- Address: 45 Derwent Grove, Dulwich, London SE22 8DZ
- Nearest Tube: Brixton / Denmark Hill / New Cross Gate
- Dates: 11-12 May and 18-19th May 2018
- Opening Times: 11am – 6pm daily