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Art for Autumn

Find a unique work of art at one of the latest exhibition

Meet the Artisans at the Bentall Centre

Head over to the Bentall Centre in Kingston for a weekend of homeware inspiration with local artists and students from Kingston College. Acrylics, greetings cards, textiles and more, all available to purchase. Artists including Kate Winskill, Raph Thomas and Nicholas Boncore will be involved as well as students including Emma Grey Cornell, Gabby Richardson and Louise Boulter from Kingston College.
Friday 28 September - Sunday 1 October
The Bentall Centre, Kingston

Love Wimbledon's Autumn Arts

Now in its fifth year, Love Wimbledon's Autumn Arts returns to The Piazza on the 23-24 September, where they will be hosting their popular Arts Market on the Piazza, in which hand-picked, local traders will be selling a fantastic variety of arts and crafts, illustrations, prints and pictures. Local art shop Fielders and Wimbledon Arts Studios will also be hosting lots of fun creative activities.
The Piazza, Wimbledon
23-24 September and 30 Sept-1 October

Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

London’s chicest, and largest, antiques and period design event, the Autumn 2017 Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, sails in with a nautical tack and more than 160 exhibitors. Formal antique furniture will be mixed with modern accents such as lighting, and given a distinct design focus by decorating with marine instruments, pictures and works of art. Among the more quirky elements will be a set of WWII Zeiss naval binoculars, a large lamp from the Mumbles lighthouse in Swansea, a mid-1960s model of a Chris-Craft/Riva type motorboat, and a selection of sea charts and world maps. Expect to find dealers in traditional country house antiques, fine furniture, 20th-century design, decorative and vernacular antiques, plus a fascinating selection of quirky accessories and unusual objects for the decorator and collector.
3-8 October; see website for times; £10, Battersea Park, Battersea

Royal Society of Marine Artists' Annual Exhibition

The call of the sea is strong and many of us feel an urge to spend some time within sight or sound of water. Visit the Mall Galleries to celebrate everything wonderful and inspiring about the sea and the marine environment. Some 400 works, by many of the most celebrated marine artists at work today, will evoke the spirit of the sea – from the ships, yachts and dinghies that sail on it to the people who take their leisure by it; from the exhilaration of the deep sea to the calm of quiet harbours and estuaries.
5-14 October; 10am-5pm. Mall Galleries, The Mall, London.

Wandsworth Artists’ Open House

Take a peek behind the doors of homes belonging to more than 100 artists across Wandsworth. Meet artists in a relaxed setting and buy artwork without paying gallery prices. A wide range of works will be on display and for sale, including paintings, textiles, sculptures, cards, bags and jewellery.
7/8 and 14/15 October; 11am-6pm; free
Venues across Wandsworth

Putney Artists’ Open House

Part of this year’s borough-wide Artists’ Open House event, this annual show gives art lovers the opportunity to visit the studios of local artists working out of their homes, sheds and gardens. This year more than 50 artists will be exhibiting their work in 30 locations around Putney. Pick up the art trail map at Putney Library, Tried and True Café, Putney School of Art, Warren Estate Agents and more.
7/8 and 14/15 October; 11am-6pm; free
Venues across Putney

Lambeth Open Arts

On the first weekend of October, artists and makers across the borough of Lambeth will be opening their studios, work spaces and homes to the public. Doors will be open on 7-8 October from 10am to 6pm. The event promises to unveil a wide range of arts and crafts, including painting, sculpture, photography, textile design, jewellery, ceramics and print making, created by the fantastic wealth of artistic talent tucked away in the borough. As well as viewing art, discover the various art workshops and studios that are too often hidden away in the local area and meet artists face to face to learn more about the technical processes involved in their craft.
Entrance is free to all venues and the latest updated map can be found at

Fine Artist Keira Rathbone

If you love the creativity and artistry of our front cover and this image of New Wimbledon Theatre, both by fine artist Keira Rathbone, make sure to diarise her inaugural exhibition this month. On display at New Wimbledon Theatre, she’ll be showing a retrospective of all of her works from 9-13 October, with a special event and live typing performance on Tuesday 10 October, and limited edition prints and note cards for sale.

The Studio Artists' Exhibition

This October, Foss Fine Art presents an exciting group exhibition, showcasing a wide range of emerging talent from local artists such as India Amos, Chiara De Cabarrus, Da ya Daya Designs, Christopher Gray, Sally McGinty, Claudia Newcome, Nneka Uzoigwe, Georgie Vestey, Archie Wardlaw and Clemmie St John Webster. These Battersea Studio Artists will display their work as a collective. Works will include beautiful landscape oil paintings from country to city, as well as delicate still-life paintings and eco-upcycled jewellery.
14 October-4 November (private view 14 October 12pm-5pm); see website for times; free
Foss Fine Art, 113b Northcote Road, Battersea

Worple Group Art Sale

The Worple Art Group hosts its annual Art Sale; take the opportunity to buy original artworks directly from local artists, some at reduced prices.
21 October; 10am-5.30pm; free
St Mark’s Church, Wimbledon

Criterion Auctioneers

Established in 1989, Criterion Auctioneers is renowned for holding quality weekly auction sales of antiques, art and collectables. Its team of professional and knowledgeable valuers have years of experience within the auction industry and together share a passion for antiques and collectables. They conduct free appraisals and are happy to attend house visits, valuations for probate and appraise via email.

Lambeth Open Arts - Image by Priscilla WatkinsArt for AutumnWimbledon Theatre by Keira RathboneWandsworthOpen HousePutney Open HouseBoats in Malta by Nicholas BoncoreCreated by Gabby Richardson