It’s nearly THAT time of year again. For me this usually means the start of RHS Chelsea Flower Show and all the madness that that involves but this year I’m referring to the annual event that gets Dulwich residents puffing out their chests and talking about how wonderfully creative we are in this little part of south London. This may sound a little self-congratulatory but it’s not without justification.
May brings the Dulwich Festival and the Artists’ Open House to Dulwich and surrounding areas which runs from 11-20th May. The Artists’ Open House runs alongside the Dulwich Festival on each weekend. This extends far wider than just Dulwich and many postcodes across SE London. If you haven’t caught the Artists’ Open House in the past I urge you to take a look this year as you will get the chance to see a huge range of art from ceramics to fine art, screen prints to photography and collage to hand blown glass as artists from over 150 locations across South East London will be displaying their work in their homes and studios.
Artists are opening their studio or house to the public during these two weekends and visitors will be able to view art in some of the most inspirational settings. Some of the most popular studios and houses to visit are The Recycled House in Sydenham, Pond Cottages and Court Lane in Dulwich Village, Parade Mews in Tulse Hill, Blackwater Court, Hindmans Road and Crystal Palace Road in East Dulwich, Havelock Walk in Forest Hill, ArtDog Gallery in Honor Oak as well as Winterbrook Road and Kestrel Avenue in Herne Hill.
You can find out where all the artists are located by at www.dulwichfestival.co.uk or picking up a free booklet in bars, shops or restaurants in Dulwich. There All venues are open on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May from 11am to 6pm and many are also open on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th May 2012.
See you there…..