Archive | Art & Design

Jerwood Painting Fellowships 2016 Exhibition

We were invited to the private view of the Jerwood Painting Fellowships 2016 Exhibition at Jerwood Space, a lovely gallery in Union St close to Southwark tube station. This is the third year that the Jerwood Charitable Foundation has awarded bursaries of £10,000 to three talented young painters, along with mentorship with established UK painters, […]

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Top 5 Murals of 2015

Each week in 2015 we’ve featured a ‘Mural of the Week’ on Twitter, and more recently on Instagram, which has proved to be very popular with our followers. When we first started the weekly mural back in January I wasn’t sure if there be enough to fill up the whole year – little did I […]

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Rise Gallery – Invasion and Metamorphosis

Rise Gallery in Croydon has gained well-deserved attention for its work with emerging artists and an impressive programme of international exhibitions. Hailed by Londonist as ‘The Man who invented Croydon’s Art Quarter’  owner Kevin Zuchowski-Morrison opened Rise in 2014. The Gallery boasts Damien Hirst and Banksy amongst its previous exhibitors and has done much to […]

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Zoe Savitz Photography at Carnegie Library Herne Hill

Since I started contributing to South London Blog, my admiration for photographers has gone up 100%. Having to take photos for various articles soon made me aware just how difficult it is to take half decent photos, never mind artistic ones! So when we were invited to the opening night of a photographic exhibition at […]

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The Murals of South London – Building Site Art

South London’s building sites may seem an unlikely place for showcasing artistic talent, yet increasingly, the hoardings which surround many sites have become outdoor galleries, albeit temporary ones. Our very first ‘Mural of the Week’ on Twitter – King Kong Palace – is still on its hoarding at Crystal Palace. Here we look at some […]

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The London Group Open Exhibition – Waterloo

We were invited to the London Group Open Exhibition at the Cello Factory, Waterloo. The London Group was set up in 1913 to give a platform for artists, both established and emerging, to show their work; the current show is the 82nd exhibition of the Group. Artists from around the UK, working in a variety […]

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Gasworks Vauxhall

Gasworks Re-opens

Art Gallery and studio space Gasworks re-opened to the public on 24th September following a major redevelopment. Under threat of relocation, when the building they reside in was put up for sale, Gasworks decided to seize the opportunity. After successful fundraising, via various sources including a kickstarter campaign and funding from the Arts Council, Gasworks […]

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Thierry Noir Tiepolo Dulwich Park

Street Art, Fine Art

Street Art is a phrase synonymous with 70s New York and more recently East London. Shoreditch in particular has seen an explosion of colour in every corner over the last few years, the vibrant street art scene playing a huge part in the transition of the area into one of the most creative, exciting and […]

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street gallery brixton

Brixton Design Trail

Remember getting to Brixton tube sometime last year and noticing a chalked pattern underfoot? Well that was the work of master of the print, design duo Eley Kishimoto, and was created as part of Brixton Design Week. This year Brixton are again getting involved in London Design Week, and amazingly with just two organisers at […]

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greenwich TFL Poster

London’s Open Spaces

New London Transport Posters In their second commission for the Transport Poster Art Project, the London Transport Museum continue their support of emerging artists. A new collection of four posters, entitled ‘London’s Open Spaces’, were revealed in April. The artist behind these fabulous new posters is Ruth Hyde, award winning illustrator and painter. The posters […]

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