This trail takes you around a collection of Artists’ Open House venues close to Tulse Hill.
Starting opposite West Dulwich Railway Station on the Belair Park side of the road, head west on the South Circular (Thurlow Park Road) and at the second pair of traffic lights, turn right onto Rosendale Road. Our first venue is the large red brick Gothic Revival style church of All Saints (venue 13). The entrance is on Lovelace Road. All Saints is a popular venue for community events and for the festival, it provides a beautiful setting for abstract art by Alan Everett.
Head southwest on Lovelace Road. The next Artist Open House is close by on the left at 19 Lovelace Road (venue 14) (open 13th & 14th May only). Dilys Gane makes pots and sculptures, mainly inspired by plants, birds and animals. Most are for siting outside and will be shown in her garden. Almost opposite is 42 Lovelace Road (venue 15) for the work of interdisciplinary artist, Rua, including painting and immersive installation.
Continue southwest on Lovelace Road toward Thurlow Hill, turn left onto Thurlow Hill to reach the South Circular. Cross this busy road and head downhill past Rosemead Preparatory School and turn right onto Lancaster Avenue and then immediately turn left onto Tulsemere Road. The next venue is on the right, 19 Tulsemere Road (venue 145) (open 13th & 14th May only), where Priscilla Watkins will be showing oil paintings, collage ‘paperpools’ and linocut prints of people swimming, her work inspired by Brockwell Lido.
Head south on Tulsemere Road and at the end of the road, turn right onto Idmiston Road. Continue along Idmiston Road, past the crossing with Ardlui Road and on the right, stop at 98 Idmiston Road (venue 142) for decorative ceramics and jewellery by Hilary Corder, Sam Selby, Shana Bruce & Abi Giltinan.
Head west on Idmiston Road and continue straight onto Chatsworth Way. Then turn right onto Norwood Road and go to the traffic lights at the junction with York Hill. Turn left onto York Hill, with 8 York Hill (venue 147) on the right. Samantha Fellows will present paintings and drawings of figurative works and portraits. Ceramicist Helen Blair will also have works on show.
Return to the crossroads and turn left onto Norwood Road, staying on the left hand side of the road. Continue along Norwood Road, past the railway bridge and before the entrance to Tulse Hill Railway Station, you will find Parade Mews (venue 144) leading to several Artists’ Open Houses. At the First Floor, 13 Parade Mews, Michael Burles will display landscapes and cityscapes, oil on canvas or board, and selected mono prints and drypoints. At 14 Parade Mews, Miranda Payne has prints, unique mono-prints and illustrations. At 22 Parade Mews, you can see and buy hand-thrown porcelain bowls, vases, dishes and plates made by Carys Davies. And for the 1st weekend only (13th & 14th May) at 16 Parade Mews, Giles Pritchard will present works in soft metal, ceramic and enamel paint. And also for the 1st weekend only, Parade Mews Pottery at 15, 16 & 17 Parade Mews will have a high range of functional and decorative pieces from the working studio.
The last venue on this trail is on Christchurch Road. As you leave Parade Mews, turn left onto Norwood Road; follow the road round onto the South Circular (Christchurch Road), staying on the left hand side. About 200m up the hill you will find 82A Christchurch Road (venue 109) where you can see the works of award winning artist, Luana Asiata, whose striking works are inspired by her love of colour and pattern found in nature, architecture, and photography.
It is a short walk back to Tulse Hill and several bus lines pass on Christchurch Road.
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