Home is where the art is

Discover the art behind the doors of Wandsworth artists this October

This October come and take a peek at amazing art behind normally closed doors as around 100 artists invite you into their homes and exhibition spaces – offering an informal and relaxed setting in which to browse, buy and talk about the various artworks on display.

The event takes place on the weekends of 1 and 2 October and 8 and 9 October, and is an exciting opportunity to look at work catering for all budgets – including crafts, sculpture, painting, jewellery, photography and crafts from both professional and amateur artists and makers. It plays a key role of Wandsworth Council’s support for the arts and cultural industries within the borough.

Some open houses will offer live demonstrations, with the chance to create your own art, (one artist plans on using children as “living canvases” by painting their faces) whilst others are offering guests wine, drinks and even homemade cupcakes making you feel at home and enjoy the experience in a relaxed environment.

This year you can create your own discovery trail of artists near you.  There is a brand new mapping feature on our website (wandsworthart.com) which means you can create your own map of artists right on your doorstep, as well as the type of art you’d like to see.

Printed guides with a map of all open houses will be available from your local library, and at various venues and organisations throughout the borough.  Brochures can also be obtained from Wandsworth Arts Team using the contact details below.

For more information see www.wandsworthart.com.

If you would like a brochure contact the Wandsworth Arts Team on 020 8871 8711, email arts@wandsworth.gov.uk, write to Staff yard, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ or visit wandsworthart.com 

Wandsworth Artists’ Open House is coordinated by Wandsworth Arts Team, part of Enable Leisure & Culture, on behalf of Wandsworth Council. The event is run in conjunction with steering committee of local artists. It’s a fantastic chance to see what happens inside the artist’s work environment and know more about their creative process.

 

Key Dates:

First two Weekends in October 2016

Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 October 11am to 6pm

Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 October 11am to 6pm

 

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