About Wandsworth Art
While Wandsworth Artists’ Open House couldn’t go ahead in October 2020 due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, Wandsworth Art was launched to stay true to its aims: to nurture and support artists, bolster creative networks and introduce local art lovers to their creative neighbours and the amazing cultural organisations that call Wandsworth home.
Wandsworth Art 2020
Between 3 – 11 October 2020 we invited local partners and artists to curate presentations of their favourite artists from the artist profiles, and also offered local young creatives advice on careers and routes into the creative industries.
We partnered with the Royal College of Art (RCA) to launch Wandsworth Art Season with a ‘takeover’ day filled with ways to explore your own creativity and think about how your work exists digitally / online, while Bounce Theatre closed the Season with a ‘takeover’ day that featured inspirational creative workshops with tasks to do at home, and helped us celebrate Black History Month.
Throughout 2020 and 2021, we shone a light on local creatives and Wandsworth’s creative and cultural histories in our Spotlight series, in interviews and feature articles.
Calling all Creatives!
If you are an extraordinary artist, designer, project, group or organisations, let us know and upload your profile HERE.
Wandsworth Art 2021-22
In response to ongoing Covid-19 risks, we made the hard decision to cancel Wandsworth Artists’ Open House for a second year in 2021. Wandsworth Art continued to keep the ethos of Wandsworth Artists’ Open House alive, offering a chance for art lovers to take a glimpse at artworks usually hidden behind Wandsworth’s front doors, through installations in the public realm and promoting work online.
Throughout 2021, Framed turned the borough’s streets into vibrant outdoor art galleries, with works by local artists displayed on lamppost banners and in shop windows. Livening up the high streets, and encouraging people discover the work of artists living in their neighbourhoods, Framed also provided a platform for artists to exhibit their work safely during the pandemic.
In early 2022, Framed welcomed a new cohort of 32 lamppost banner artworks, taking over Falcon Road and Grant Road in Clapham Junction. Artworks were selected from the artists and makers featured here on Wandsworth Art, and include a broad range of artistic disciplines and styles including contemporary painting, traditional portraiture, photography to conceptual art, digital drawing, sculpture and illustration.