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The Christmas Cracker Art Trail

After its inaugural success last year, the Art Trail returns to the East Dulwich Christmas Cracker with many artists opening up their homes and studios and exhibiting in the local area around Lordship Lane throughout the weekend.

The Art Trail not only provides a unique and rare opportunity to sneak a peek into the artists’ studios but also offers you the chance to pick up some gorgeous and original handmade Christmas gifts.

The East Dulwich Picture House will be hosting Georgie Scully Ceramics and screen prints, leatherwork and stationary by Jill Green. It’s a Good Sign will also be selling their beautifully crafted letters and signs.

Just across the street, also on Lordship Lane, Franklins will be exhibiting paintings by Helen Ireland, Property In will feature contemporary landscapes by international artist, David Taylor and artists Ellen Hanceri and Ben Swift will be showcasing their ceramics and prints from a campervan outside Lordship Flooring.

Martin Grover is a fine artist who paints record portraits and landscapes and makes bus stop sculptures, he will be exhibiting at the House of Tippler, Lila’s will be hosting Stephen Myers’ collection of decorative glass, The Palmerston will exhibit artwork by fine artist Gabriella Rosenau and portrait artist, Julie Bennett, will be showcasing her work at White Stuff.

Official sketch artist for Wilderness Festival, Hamley Jenkins, will be setting up her easel, pencil poised, along Lordship Lane and capturing the festivities. You never know …. you could be immortalised in the official Christmas Cracker sketch!

Yvonne Coomber

Also on Lordship Lane, the Mamahood winter pop up will offer a variety of personalised gifts, prints and homewares all made by local mums. The Mamahood was set up to build a dedicated community to support creative mothers across the country and we are proud to have one right on our doorstep!

Phil Hewitt

The Art Trail will continue amongst the seasonal market stall holders and retailers on North Cross Road. Mac & Miller will exhibit work by photographer Phil Hewitt, Polished will host Lucy Benson’s screen prints and festive gifts and there will be a mixed show at the Jeannie Avent gallery, featuring ceramics, textiles and sculpture.

Martin Fidler

Rope & Vine, Home and the FC Wellbeing Cafe on Grove Vale will exhibit work by Julia Langley, Purrfect Space and Julia McKenzie and Derwent Grove is where you’ll find Yvonne Coomber’s vibrant oil paintings and prints of the countryside and Martin Fidler’s colourful  landscapes.

District Architects in Backwater Court will showcase original drawings and also run a design surgery for those of you keen to seek advice from the experts and in the studios next door, Richard Wood Furniture and Sixninethree will be selling jewellery boxes and other handmade small items which make for ideal Christmas gifts. Not forgetting our four – legged family members, Imogen Man, one of the UK’s leading animal portrait artists will be taking pet commissions.

Mothers & Daughters

Elsewhere in the nearby streets Trisha Needham will be selling her hand-poured fragrant candles, Mothers And Daughters will have a variety of handmade gifts available, Charlotte Clowes will offer vibrant textile pictures, Judith Robertson features her plant-design inspired work and fine artists Julia Burnett, Greg Becker, David Hopkins and Rian Hotton will be exhibiting paintings.

Julia Burnett

Alongside antiques, crafts, jewellery and much more on offer from the market traders and fabulous discounts to be had from the local retailers, that’s Christmas just about sorted surely at the Christmas Cracker! At the same time you get to support local small businesses and that’s guaranteed to leave a warm fuzzy seasonal feeling inside …

The Art Trail

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December 11am-5pm

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