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.

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.

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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…

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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.

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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,…

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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…

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Vera De-Gernier

Putney

Vera De-Gernier is a self-taught, mixed media artist who has an eye for found objects. Vancouver, Canada is Vera's sweet home where she has her lovely family but Putney is where she lives, works, and…

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Ben Speedy

Roehampton

Ben has enjoyed many forms of observational drawing and painting since childhood, but has gradually specialised in studying the figure from life (and sometimes from photography). Ben has kept up life drawing as a practice…

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Esuantsiwa Goldsmith

Tooting

Esuantsiwa Jane Goldsmith is a writer, Feminist activist and development consultant of English-Ghanaian heritage. Her prizewinning Memoir, 'The Space Between Black and White', about Mixed Race identity, was published by Jacaranda in March 2020.

She…

Organisation

art-K Wandsworth

Wandsworth Town

art-K Wandsworth is a dedicated art studio offering educational and inspirational art classes for both children and adults. We are committed to promoting the value of art for wellbeing and self- expression, through our tried…

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Susan Derbyshire

Wandsworth Town

Susan is a designer and maker working in glass, ceramic and print. Certain pieces of work combine the three media to create unique forms. Natural forms are the inspiration for her work, mainly being absent…

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Jane Bain

Putney

Jane Bain is a screen printer who specialises in variable mono screen prints: a number of prints that are similar - from the same series - but all slightly different. Each print is unique. Jane…

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Bern Campbell

Battersea

Bern is an artist and graphic designer from Ireland that has worked in film and TV for many years. They have exhibited around the world while working as a designer and creative in advertising and…

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Steve Reeves

Balham

Steve Reeves is a documentary and portrait photographer based in London. His street photography aims to capture fleeting, spontaneous moments of everyday life that one may see on any street in Britain. These moments, whether…

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Alma Tipon

Wandsworth Common

Alma Tipon is an an Abstract Impressionist. Most of her works are inspired by land and seascapes and rather than producing a literal interpretation, she aim to convey the atmospheric vibes and mood of a…

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Patrick Warren

Wandsworth Town

Patrick Warren is a sculptor who works primarily in wood. His sculptures are based on the human figure but then completely abstracted. He also works in acrylic basing his subject loosely on the landscape.

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Ian Barrington

Wandsworth Common

Ian Barrington (b.1973, UK) multi-disciplinary practice includes paint, installation, sculpture, film and writing since the early 1990s. ​ Ian is concerned with paradigms of identity of which he investigates through sculptural processes, writing and film…

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Sarah Anne House

Southfields

Sarah House is a talented and qualified fabric and watercolour design artist. Sarah had a stroke in 2009, and during her rehabilitation (2010–2020) decided to ask her husband (carer/appointee) Richard to design, develop and run…