Part of Dulwich festival, Artists’ Open House 2019 runs over two consecutive weekends – 11-12 & 18-19 May – with more than 250 south east London-based artists opening up their homes and studios to visitors. But where to start? The Resident picks out 15 must-see artists…
Lead image: Caroline Thomson
1 Cavaliero Finn
Cavaliero Finn presents A Sense of The Familiar, a curated show featuring a series of paintings, ceramics, sculpture and textiles that trigger memories and nostalgia. Artists showcasing include Gill Rocca, Kate Sherman, Judith Tucker, Rowena Brown, Hannah Tounsend, Barry Stedman, Nicholas Lees, Annie Turner and Akiko Hirai. 11-12 & 18-19 May.
268 Croxted Road, Herne Hill SE24 9DA; dulwichfestival.co.uk
2 Caroline Thomson
Caroline’s landscape paintings explore the notion of the woods as a liminal space – a place of retreat, transformation or a psychological threshold. She is influenced by, among others, Caspar David Friedrich and Peter Doig. 11-12 & 18-19 May.
Garden Studio, 88 Copleston Road SE15 4AG; dulwichfestival.co.uk
3 Group Show at South London Botanical Institute
Discover fine art, prints and sculpture within the historic South London Botanical Institute. Claudia Colia, Loren Dixon, Amanda Fife, Helen Firminger, Elizabeth Myers, Nathalie Murray, Jo Self, Karl Simmons and Cath Pearson present works that are sometimes majestic, sometimes meticulous and always magical.
South London Botanical Institute, 323 Norwood Road SE24 9AQ; dulwichfestival.co.uk
4 Michael Ruh & Natascha Wahl
Master glass-blower Michael Ruh creates glassware for individuals and luxury brands. The studio is a partnership between Michael Ruh and Natascha Wahl, supported by assistants. Discover the glassblowing process behind the scenes and buy or commission one-off pieces.
6 Parade Mews, West Norwood SE27 9AX; dulwichfestival.co.uk
5 Brilliant Neon
Neon signs are all over Instagram, and now you can have one in your home. If you have an idea for your own neon creation, this is the place to be as the Brilliant Neon experts can help with their bespoke LED neon service. 11-12 May.
125 Court Lane SE21 7EE; dulwichfestival.co.uk
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6 Hamley Jenkins
Head for Camberwell’s excellent music venue, JazzLive in the Crypt, where Hamley Jenkins sketched musicians during their performances as resident artist. Prints and drawings are also available alongside the atmospheric paintings. 11-12 & 18-19 May.
The Crypt, St Giles Church, Camberwell Church Street SE5 8QZ; dulwichfestival.co.uk
7 Priscilla Watkins & Dilys Gane
Priscilla presents oils, watercolours and lino prints that explore the effect of light on people swimming, while Dilys sculpts and makes pots inspired by birds, animals and plants. You’ll find fine art, sculpture and upcycling. 11-12 May.
19 Lovelace Road, West Dulwich SE21 8JY; dulwichfestival.co.uk
8 Jo Lewis
Artist Jo Lewis works primarily with paper and watercolour and uses the ebb and flow of the Thames as inspiration. Drawn to shorelines, the places where water and land collide, her work has evolved from a life-long love of being in the landscape. 11-12 & 18-19 May.
6 Woodsyre Sydenham Hill SE26 6SS; dulwichfestival.co.uk
9 Charlene Mullen
Charlene Mullen is a homewares designer specialising in textiles and embroidery. After a career in the fashion industry, she set up her own studio designing luxury homewares in 2008. Since then she has won international acclaim having work shown in London, Paris, Milan and New York, as well as being featured in leading interior design publications worldwide. 11-12 May.
29 The Hamlet, Champion Hill SE5 8AW; dulwichfestival.co.uk
10 Emily Jo Gibbs & Jo le Gleud
Emily Jo Gibbs is a textile artist, who has established an international reputation for highly detailed and exquisite portraits and still lifes. Her work has received critical acclaim, and is in several museum collections including the V&A. Emily is joined by interior textiles supremo Jo le Gleud. 11-12 May & 18-19 May.
6 Tarleton Gardens, Forest Hill SE23 3XN; dulwichfestival.co.uk
11 Lucy Bainbridge
Since graduating from an MA in Print at Camberwell College of Arts, Lucy Bainbridge has become an established printmaker making atmospheric cityscapes. Bainbridge Studios is a collective of contemporary artists. 11-12 May & 18-19 May.
Bainbridge Studios, 1 Sydenham Place (off Lansdowne Hill SE27 0AR); dulwichfestival.co.uk
12 Sarah Hamilton
Sarah Hamilton creates prints, homewares and cards in cool contemporary colours. Join Sarah and friends for tea, cake and art in an unusual mid-century house in Syndenham with great views over Dulwich Wood towards the city beyond. 11-12 & 18-19 May.
49 Peckarmans Wood, Sydenham SE26 6RZ; dulwichfestival.co.uk
13 Cass Kirchner
Cass is a collector of found objects and detritus from the past, which she then groups together and presents in glass-fronted boxes. These juxtaposed items then find themselves at the centre of a new story, creating an atmosphere and memories of a life long gone. 11-12 May.
37 Towton Road, West Norwood SE27 9EE; dulwichfestival.co.uk
14 Rowena Brown
Rowena’s work is concerned with architectural spaces. As well as her highly collectable sets of houses, she is showing new larger sculptural work that explores themes of self, isolation and community. Hosted by Karen Lansdown. 11-12 May.
19 Bicknell Road, Camberwell SE5 9AU; rowenabrown.co.uk
15 Adrian Chappell
Adrian is showing a selection of vibrant prints from Bankside, Berlin and Sydney. His Past in the Present prints combine drawing, collage and photography to link historical events with the present day. Hosted by Bridget Furst. 11-12 & 18-19 May.
115 Dulwich Village SE21 7BJ; dulwichfestival.co.uk
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