Open Doors London Lands in SW4

This weekend sees Open Doors London launch their second London borough exhibition, SW4. This pop-up gallery network, who I have posted about before, have an eclectic mix of artsits showing works at Clapham North Arts Centre this weekend.

As previously, like with Exhibition W12, the artists have been inspired by the area and Open Doors have helpfully uploaded images of the Clapham area to their digital scrapbook of to ignite creativity, see it here.

© Foo Illustration 2011

The exhibition is open 3-4 December at Clapham North Arts Centre 11am – 6pm, so catch it while you can!

Keep your eyes peeled for the next pop-up London borough from Open Doors London. Follow their updates here @OpenDoorsLondon

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Postcode Art

No stuffy art galleries in site. I promise.

Over the past couple of months I have been following a new gallery project Open Doors London which is set to literally pop up all over London and most importantly it will be by the people of the capital. Think you know your own postcode, then Open Doors London may open it up to a whole new cultural melting pot on your doorstep.

Open Doors London network aims to launch exhibitions and activities using the cultural hustle and bustle of London’s boroughs as inspiration. They’re heading back to more traditional values of art, by exploring it in this postcode format which will be an expression of people, events and ideas that have maybe not been voiced before.

Behind the helm at Open Doors London are some lovely enthusiastic people, Tom and Katy who despite their day jobs are launching the first show ‘Exhibition W12’ on 24th September at a couple of locations, Galloway Road and Hemlock Road. Take a sneaky peek and click me to see some images of W12 by Tom.

Pop along to W12!

Their mission is to  ‘encourage our artists to help us document the lives of the people living in a chosen borough. This could mean using any medium they wish, from film and photography through to the more traditional sculpture and painting‘.

Explore their site to see more artists work and also see they’re ever growing digital scrapbook of past and present images and memories of London. It’s a site that they’re adding to each week as this unique and refreshing project grows!

They’re always on the lookout for locations and artists from London Boroughs so get in touch with them below and see if they’ll be planning to come to a postcode near you!

opendoorslondon@gmail.com and follow their progress and twitterings @OpenDoorsLondon

Let the art viewing commence..

Some cherry picked art fairs this autumn:

Palace Art Fair

6- 9 October Fulham Palace

A relative newcomer its the second Palace Art fair from the people behind Brighton Art Fair and Made craft fair. The fair shall be packed with treats from over 100 contemporary artists working in painting, metal, cermaics and more. A great chance to sneak a peek at some great artists rising in the ranks.

Frieze

13-16 October Regents Park

An obvious must, the biggest in the London art calendar, known for hosting an array of galleries and some eye catching installations. Last year we really enjoyed the walking installation by Annika Ström’ entitled, Ten Embarrassed Men so we cannot wait to see what’s in store this year.

North London Affordable Art Fair

27 – 30 October 2011 Hampstead

This is the first North London Affordable Art Fair, all set to take place along side its Battersea sister in the idyllic Hampstead Heath.  Expect lots of great art at even greater prices, last year we loved the @Jottadotcom curated section with some highly talented emerging artists, its a chance to pick up an art bargain!

Sluice Art Fair

15-16 October  Mayfair

Expect a laid back but creative atmosphere with installations, performative works and screenings including a preview breakfast, panel discussions, art-making educational activities for children and more. This is a proactive art fair with an aim of being a platform for young galleries and project spaces to exhibit their artists’ work, gain exposure and ultimately facilitate discussion between artists.

We have been busy scouring the world (well just the internet) for new additions to our likes pages for the arts world including @LondonCallingUK @ArtSpotterApp  click me for more!