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

Just a quick one..

Call for artists
Ahoy there painters, film makers, sculptors photographers, animators, printers! This is a call for artists for an exhibition by the pop up gallery network- Open Doors London – who are seeking artistic talents for their SW4 exhibition in December.

You don’t have to live in the area but use SW4 as your springboard for creativity for the exhibition! To help you along Opens Doors London will be updating their very own digital scrapbook with reference points from around the borough.

To enter this pop up exhibition simply submit 3 examples of your work and a short bit about yourself to this email –

For more about Open Doors London and their previous exhibition W12 see our previous posting here

Stay up to date on their latest news and twitterings @OpenDoorsLondon

To do’s

Some arty bits and bobs to see and get involved with.. enjoy!

Get your art fair fill! 

See our recommended art fairs for #London this Autumn and get inspired or even start your art collecting!

Do you live in SW4?

The guys from @OpenDoorsLondon who we blogged about last month (see here) are off on their second exhibition mission, this time in SW4. After being so successful in W12 they want to spread their mission to another lovely London  borough.

Everyone can get involved not just those in SW4 the aim is for the show to have works that have been inspired by the area. Get touch with them via the blog or on their twitter page!

Lazarides The Minotaur 11th – 25th October

Head on down to The Old Vic Tunnels as Lazarides are taking over the unique space under Waterloo station. Countering the staid events of Frieze, the space will transform into an extension of Lazarides gallery. Drawing inspiration from the ancient Greek legend of The Minotaur, visitors will experience original installations by a range of artists.

White Cube Bermondsey

White Cube is the third space from Jay Joplin and opened last night (11 October). A packed crowd of art lovers, literally squeezed their way in. It’s a hop skip and a jump from London Bridge and features work from Damien Hirst and Kitty Kraus. Expect white walls with minimal but impacting artworks.

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Shiny new places..

Art and cultural gems that I have come across in London.

Hurry along and pass onto your friends!

Image is taken from the Neiman Marcus pop up book, click the image for info 🙂

Whisper Fine Art A new show Pakpoom Silapham opened at the gallery  this month and is on until 29th October, so follow their goings on here @whisperfinart

Beach London  A cafe/shop/gallery space all rolled into one in Shoreditch! If you like burgers see the works from their Burgermat Show &  follow them here @BeachLondon

OutLine Editions This shop come gallery focuses on the graphic art scene so all you Banksy fans can get your kick. Go and see what’s on display and then buy it as a print or get it on a t-shirt!

Libby Sellers  It opened as part of the London Design Festival but has been on the scene for a while in temporary spaces. However it now has its own home nestled in Fitzrovia. Its current exhibition ‘Grandmateria’ is on now until 7 December

Extra Bones A new space in Deptford that is a side project to the guys at Utrophia Project Space, it shall be hosting some music events throughout October as well as free drop-in portraiture workshops!

My favourite place to discover new pop up places is  follow their updates here @PopupsLondon

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! and follow their progress and twitterings @OpenDoorsLondon