From the subtle, sculptural ceramic ware of Sophie Cook, to monumental outdoor work of Julian Stair and magical models of Yair Meshoulam and landscapes of Mike Burles, Artists’ Open House in and around Dulwich has much to offer.
Running over two weekends in May 2011, over 200 artists in over 150 locations across Dulwich and surrounding areas, will be opening their homes and studios to the public as part of the Dulwich Festival (6th – 15th May). Now in its 7th year the Artists’ Open House weekends give the perfect opportunity for visitors to see a wide range of art within a two mile radius of Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Rachel Gluyas, Organiser of the Artists’ Open House says, “One of the great things about the Open House is that there is something for everyone. We are delighted to announce that Mike Burles, Sophie Cook and Tim Pryke are exhibiting this year but Artists’ Open House is also a great way for people to get introduced to art in a relaxed environment.
There is a huge choice of artists to see over the two weekends; there will be painters, photographers, sculptors, furniture-makers, ceramicists and jewellery-makers. Visitors can browse a huge variety of art whilst enjoying a weekend walk and perhaps a cup of coffee or a meal in a local café en route. Whilst all items on display will be on sale at prices to suit all pockets, visitors are welcome to just come and look around.”
Artists are opening their studio or house to the public during these two weekends and visitors will be able to view art in some of the most inspirational settings. Some of the most popular studios and houses to visit are Pond Cottages and Court Lane in Dulwich Village, Parade Mews in Tulse Hill, Blackwater Court, Hindmans Road and Crystal Palace Road in East Dulwich, Havelock Walk in Forest Hill, ArtDog Gallery in Honor Oak as well as Winterbrook Road and Kestrel Avenue in Herne Hill.
Artist’s Open House – Saturday & Sunday 7-8th May and 14-15th May, 11am-6pm
Almost all venues are open on the first weekend and many are also open on the second. A few venues are open on the second weekend only. For easy reference in the booklet and on the maps, green denotes venues open on both weekends, blue those open on the first only and yellow those open on the second weekend only. There is also an alphabetical list of artists at the back of the booklet. For further information visit the website.