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Art Trail – A Hidden Gem

Walters Way is named after the architect Walter Segal who led the project to build the 13 self-build timber houses making up this short road. This trail takes you to Walters Way, taking in other artists’ homes on the way and beyond.

Start at the south-western corner of Peckham Rye Park on Forest Hill Road. Colyton Road runs along the southern border of the park. At 21 Colyton Road (venue 83), Annette Welch, Helen Smith & Michelle Avison will have ceramics, jewellery and prints on display.

Walking back towards Forest Hill Road, take the second road left and at 21 Dovedale Road (venue 81) (open 20th & 21st May only), Liz Keyworth has landscapes in oil and acrylic.

Continue up Dovedale Road to Mundania Road. Turn right and at Forest Hill Road, cross the road and go downhill to 74 Forest Hill Road (venue 82) to see the drawings, prints and ceramics of Julia Langley & Lydia Brenchley.

Return uphill, cross the road again and turn left into Therapia Road, where there are two venues. At 13A Therapia Road (venue 85), the garden and studio will be open to see paintings by Helen Ireland, ceramics by Sarah Hughes and prints by Andrew Carter. Further along the road, at 34 Therapia Road (venue 84), you will find fine-art portrait photographer Sarah Eyton.

Continue along Therapia Road and turn right into Scutari Road and then right again into Marmora Road. A wonderful group show of six artists and makers, Jeremy Wyatt, Kerstin Haigh, White Weft, Vic Kitchingman, Alison Hawkes and Maureen Valfort, from across the spectrum of fine arts and crafts, have displays at 15 Marmora Road (venue 86), where you can also have coffee, cake, workshop demos and children’s art activities.

At the end of Marmora Road, turn left and go up past the entrance to Brenchley Gardens. At the road junction, cross the road and go up Canonbie Road. At 9 Canonbie Road (venue 148) (open 13th & 14th May only), Beverley Stanislaus’ “glassroom” has handmade fused glass pieces. Next door, 11 Canonbie Road (venue 149) (open 20th & 21st May only), Misa Gott displays abstract work in prints.

Return to Forest Hill Road and turn right, climbing up to the crest of the hill. Before heading down the road towards Honor Oak Park, you may wish to reach the top of One Tree Hill, from where there are great views over London. Walters Way is on the right as you go down Honor Oak Park. Walters Way Art Collective will be showing a variety of exclusive works from a number of local artists, including digital, fine art, photography, ceramics, jewellery and reformed glass at 10 Walters Way (venue 150).

The last venue on this trail is on Brockley Rise and you may wish to get refreshments on the parade of shops just beyond Honor Oak Park Railway Station. At the traffic lights, turn right onto Stondon Park and follow the road to 23 Brockley Rise (venue 151), ArtDog London, where local artist Claud Binns presents a solo show of his recent painting and sculpture.

Brockley Rise meets Stanstead Road where buses will take you back into Dulwich.

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