Stella Turi, Monday 10 September 2012
A list of local art shows, trails, art and antique fairs; go peruse the best artistic talent and craftsmanship in your area.
The thrice-yearly event comes once again to Battersea Park, bringing with it around 140 exhibitors from throughout Europe, selling antiques and works of art ranging from breath-taking and extravagant showpieces to affordable home furnishings. Well known for its painted furniture, lighting, mirrors and unusual and quirky deigns and accessories.
2-7th October 2012; Tues 12-8pm, wed/Thurs 11am-8pm, Fri/Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm; tickets £10. Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
It’s Battersea’s turn to host this world touring fair which sells art ranging from £40-£4,000. The fair will feature over 100 galleries, with art for every budget and every taste, from household names to recent art graduates. The fair also includes activities, talks and workshops for all to enjoy.
25-28th October 2012; 11am-6pm (Thurs 25th 11am-5.30pm and late view 5.30pm-9.30pm); tickets advance £12/ door £15. Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
Over 100 local artists will be opening up their homes, studios, shops and offices, to showcase their work. You can meet the local artists and crafts people and see them in action – the perfect forum to showcase the boroughs bustling talent. A map of locations is available from the website.
22nd, 23rd, 29th, 30th September 2012; 12-6pm; free
Artists and crafts people from the borough of Lambeth will open their studios to the public in the first weekend of October, so go and discover the hidden artists of the neighbourhood. A map of locations is available from the website.
6-7th October 2012; 10am-6pm; free
Artists and crafts people from Putney and Wandsworth will open their studios and work spaces up for all to see. A map of locations is available from the website.
6-7th, 13-14th October 2012; 11am-6pm; free
Wimbledon Studios’ recurring art show showcases new and exciting work by artists, photographers, ceramicists and textile designers. So pop down and have a look at what these up-and-coming and established artists have produced, and if you fancy snapping up some art, it’s commission free straight from the artists.
22-25th November 2012; Thus/Fri 2pm-10pm, Sat/Sun 11am-6pm; free. Wimbledon Art Studios, 10 Riverside Yard, Riverside Road, London, SW17 0BB