Dulwich Festival Artists' Open Exhibition
This was a great opportunity to enjoy the work of many talented local artists
Glass makers, painters, sculptors, ceramicists, photographers, print makers, accessory designers and furniture makers
The first (of many we hope) Dulwich Artists Open House was opened at The Portico Gallery on Saturday 12th May.
“What a fabulous variety of styles, innovation and imagination” and all virtually on our doorstep.
At 5 o'clock, the start of the Private View, there was a huge influx of people. Some came to see the work of friends and family, some for the social aspect, but many saw it as an opportunity to buy works of art directly from the artists exhibiting.
Large paintings, beautifully handcrafted furniture and screen prints to small (and large) ceramic pieces and hand made textiles and bags.
Several of the larger ceramic pieces by Emma Fenelon were sold along with many pieces of ceramic jewellery by Beth Mander. The hand crafted handbags and textiles made by Anna Harrison were also a great success. Several of Chrissy Thirlaway’s drawings and paintings were also sold. The broad range of techniques – from Jodi Jones’ pumice powder and paint, Sue Cox’s broad strokes and Julian Day’s fine, almost photorealist delicate work – caused great interest and conversation.
The building itself was the key point of many conversations and John Price found several interesting ideas for the use of Knights Hall. He’s finding his musical boundaries are being expanded by some ‘free’ musicians who were the guests of one of the exhibitors and who want to use the space to experiment with sound.