Profiles

Discover the rich diversity of Wandsworth’s creative scene here by exploring profiles of incredible local artists, cultural organisations, projects and groups. To search for specific art forms, areas, or profile types use the filters below.

Artist / Individual

Slavica Struthers-Kennedy

Southfields

A designer and maker of unique jeweller based in Southfields. Slavica works in Sterling Silver, semiprecious stones and anodised aluminium. Slavica’s jewellery is elegant, contemporary and easy to wear. For many years, Slavica has exhibited…

Artist / Individual

Ralph Anderson

Battersea

Ralph Anderson’s paintings bring the transient qualities of light and the viscous nature of paint together in works that analyse visual language and separates a painting’s component parts.

Painting with acrylic on aluminium or plywood,…

Artist / Individual

Dr Velma McClymont

Battersea

Dr Velma McClymont is a writer, poet, storyteller, community activist and an international speaker who has spoken in Austria (Vienna), Scotland (including the Scottish Parliament), Wales (Cardiff), Southern Ireland, England, America and Jamaica. A first…

Project

Estate Art Roehampton

Roehampton

Estate Art was set up as a voluntary project to help Roehampton residents express themselves through art and have an outlet from the mentally exhausting repercussions that the coronavirus pandemic is having on individuals' mental…

Artist / Individual

Sunshine Negyesi

Balham

Born in London 1983, Afrooist was raised in a biracial family in Tooting, South London. Her mother is Filipino and father from Guyana. She studied classical studies at Warwick University (2005) and trained as an…

Artist / Individual

Megan Ross

Balham

Megan Ross is a digital collage artist, originally making them solely for Instagram but now offering prints on request. Utilising her own photography and the tools of Photoshop, Megan combines neon, saturated colours, space and…

Artist / Individual

Judith Watson

Earlsfield

Judith is primarily a figurative artist with a selection of original paintings on canvas, linen, board and paper, including limited edition prints. Recently she has started working on still life paintings and has discovered a…

Artist / Individual

Fengjin Yu

Battersea

Fengjin Yu sees their work as a process or a part of progression. They will have a narrative or simple concept at first and explore it from there. During this progression, narrative is gradually abandoned.…

Artist / Individual

Nur Ali Sheikh

Roehampton

A painter of beauty and his images of neo-cubist themes, and of landscapes have won world-wide acclaim and inclusion in Who's who in art, and he has painted and exhibited all over the world for…

Artist / Individual

Nina Coulson

Battersea

Nina is a recent graduate of the RCA (MA Contemporary Art Practice 2020). Between 2002-16, Nina worked in collaboration as part of Yoke and Zoom, an artist-led duo/family, whose practice combined universal concerns with domestic…

Artist / Individual

Emma Sullivan

Furzedown

Emma is a self-taught embroidery artist from Tooting with a love for maps, nature and colour. Emma finds embroidery very therapeutic and often her creations form as her mind wanders.

Project

S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys Project

Battersea

S.M.I.L.E-ing Boys project is a creative arts project that aims to address the mental health needs of black boys and challenge the negative portrayal of this demographic in the media. It is a public health…

Organisation

Black Heroes Foundation

Battersea

Black Heroes Foundation brings joy, using the arts to celebrate and tell the stories of our Heroes, educating, celebrating and empowering our audiences. Black Lives Matter.

Our aim is to eradicate ignorance of Black Heritage…

Artist / Individual

Mark Nader

Wandsworth Town

Mark Nader is an internationally exhibited artist based in Wandsworth, whose work looks at cultural iconography and how it morphs and changes.

Artist / Individual

Helena Maxwell-Jackson

Putney

Helena Maxwell-Jackson is an artist and art(ist) teacher based in Putney. She practices under the label Nouveau Cyborg.

Nouveau Cyborg explores the cross-fertilisation of the organic with the inorganic to create unfathomable landscapes (or…

Artist / Individual

Louise Gillard

Battersea

Louise Gillard is a figurative painter and art teacher, living and working in Battersea. Gillard finds inspiration everywhere, from the simplest dinghy moored in a west country harbour to the bustling streets and commons near…

Group

Guyana SPEAKS

Tooting

Established in January 2017 as an initiative to bring together the Guyanese diaspora, Guyana SPEAKS runs a programme of events at the Classic in Tooting Bec (nearly always) on the last Sunday of each month.

Artist / Individual

Nnena Kalu

Balham

Nnena Kalu (b. 1966, Glasgow). Lives and works in London. Driven by an instinctive and determined urge to build repeated marks and forms she creates raw and intense two-dimensional works, sculptures and installations. Through binding,…

Artist / Individual

Louis Morel

Balham

Louis is an autistic artist who also suffers from fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition which means he is house bound. This personal history is central to his artistic identity, as over the years making art…

Organisation

The Antique Breadboard Museum

Putney

The Museum has been described as 'Niche of the Niche', nestled in the private home of the collector and her family. Open by appointment, the tour includes opportunities to style, photograph and handle the collection…

Lesley’s Crafts

Roehampton

Lesley finds her crafts work very therapeutic; having suffered from COPD and breathing problems, and with everything currently going on with the pandemic, she finds making work in her dedicated garden shed brings her great…