This trail takes you along the ridge of Champion Hill straddling the border between East Dulwich and Camberwell.
Start at East Dulwich Railway Station. Cross the road and start up Dog Kennel Hill. To your right are the buildings of the Dog Kennel Hill Estate. Riseholme House, off Albrighton Road, stands opposite the remnants of Dog Kennel Hill woods which lie north of the Sainsbury supermarket. At Flat 21 Riseholme House (venue 33), (open 13th & 14th May only) Alice Luetchford has mountain inspired paintings and all proceeds from sales go to funding the ski racing career with her blind husband, representing Great Britain.
Back on Albrighton Road, turn right and follow the road to Whitney House. At 24 Whitney House (venue 32) Henny Lees & Gina Ludlow have still lifes, seascapes, patchwork cushions and lino prints on show in a 1930’s 4th-floor flat with great views over London. There is also a pop-up café serving delicious homemade cakes with proceeds going to charity.
Head southwest and turn right onto Dog Kennel Hill, continue down onto Grove Lane. After about 200m, turn left onto Champion Grove. 11 Champion Grove (venue 91) is on the left as the road turns right. Tania Hurt-Newton presents Letterpress, illustration, stationery, and handmade books.
Retrace your steps back to the top of the hill and turn right onto Champion Hill. After about 250m, at a crossroads, turn right on Champion Hill and go down the hill taking the first right into The Hamlet. At 29 The Hamlet (venue 89), (open 13th & 14th May only) Charlene Mullen will be showing a selection of her iconic scenic textiles, including cushions, curtains, and lampshades together with Claire Stratton who will be showing her distinctive jewellery.
Return to Champion Hill and continue down the road. On your left, you will see the entrance to Dulwich Art Group, 4A Champion Hill (venue 90) (open 13th & 14th May only), where more than 20 artists are showing their work including figures, landscapes, still lifes and portraits, in oils, watercolour, pastel and charcoal.
The last venue on this trail is a 10 minute walk. You can take refreshments at the Fox-on-the-Hill pub next to the Dulwich Art Group venue. Go back to Champion Hill, turn left at the junction continue onto Grove Hill Road, staying on the road straight to where it meets Ivanhoe Road. At 19 Ivanhoe Road (venue 108), (open 13th & 14th May only) Oliver Projects presents a group exhibition of work by Joana Galego, Liane Lang, Alice Macdonald and Siphiwe Mnguni, including painting, drawing and photography.
At the end of Ivanhoe Road, you can take Coplestone Passage over the railway and via Choumert Road, you will come to the Bellenden Road area with more artists and several venues for refreshments.
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