It’s that time of the year again…
Over 100 artists in and around Dulwich will be opening their doors to the public on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 May between 11 am and 6 pm
I am delighted to be part of a curated group show at the intriguingly named Zora Arkus Duntov House (*), 14 Ildersly Grove, London SE21 8EU. This is the home of my dear friends Carole and David, who have taken on the challenge of transforming the ground floor of their imposing Edwardian house into a pop-up gallery for the weekend.
In addition to my new art dolls, decoupaged furniture, pictures and colourful accessories, there will be recycled scarves by Flextiles, stylish homewares by Kate Marsden, knitwear by Cecile Jeffrey, oil paintings by Martin Sadler and ceramics by Carole Jordan and Sally Gulley.
You will find several other artists who are opening their houses and studios around West Dulwich, West Norwood and the Village – all within walking distance of our venue. This year’s festival includes a food trail for the first time, with two favourites of mine (Volcano Coffee and Rococo Chocolates) at the nearby Parkhall Estate. Start your visit with us and we’ll make sure you leave with a free catalogue to guide you to all the other venues. In the meantime, here is the online version. You may also want to take the opportunity to see the wonderful Eric Ravilious exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, which has received rave reviews (I haven’t had time to visit yet!).
(*) Zora Arkus Duntov was a legend in the automotive industry: a Belgian-born American engineer whose work on the Chevrolet Corvette earned him the nickname “Father of the Corvette.” If you are as much into cars as my friend Dave is, you may want to read Zora’s Wikipedia entry here.