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Lambeth’s original borough wide showcase for creative talent.

On the first weekend of October artists and crafts people across the borough of Lambeth will be opening their studio and work spaces to the public. Doors will be open from 10am to 6pm, 4th and 5th October and admission will be free. Dots will be added to our map as artists and makers sign up to this year’s event.Lambeth Open showcases the fantastic range of creative talent tucked away in our borough and is a great way to discover the various art spaces too often hidden in your neighbourhoods. Visitors will be able to see inside the artist’s studios and exhibition spaces for a unique personal insight into the individual creative processes. It is also timed to coincide with the first weekend of the neighbouring Wandsworth Open House event.If you are an artist or craftsperson living or working in the borough of Lambeth and would like to exhibit please create an account and we will contact you later for details of where you will be showing.


Featured Artist - Kate Newington

Kate’s earliest portraits were made entirely with fragments of scrap paper. She has always been fascinated by collage. Nowadays she still works using slivers from magazines, wrapping paper, newspaper, catalogues, and junk mail. She makes still lifes, landscapes, commissioned portraits, and more abstract pieces, using collage and acrylic paint.

Much of her work is inspired by the coastal landscape of North Cornwall and by recollections of time spent by the sea in the South West. Using drawings and photographic reference from the past and present, she also explores the themes of memory and childhood.

Kate has a BA in Fine Art from Camberwell School of Art and an MA in Illustration from Central St Martins College of Art in London. She shows work both at Skylark Galleries and other galleries in London and the South West.


Featured Artist - Melissa Launay

Melissa Launay depicts dream – like worlds and playful narratives inspired by her love of nature. Her colourful and decorative designs are influenced by the elegant lines of Japanese prints, vivid colours of arabesque and Indian motifs and vibrant hues of medieval Persian worlds.

Melissa Launay (b.1979) lives and works in London. She achieved an MA in Fine Arts from the University of Seville and has illustrated several books for British and American publishers, her latest, the award winning children’s book ‘My Mama Earth’ was published by Barefoot Books in 2011. Alongside her illustrative work, Launay also paints murals for the charity ‘Kids Company’ run by Camila Batmanghelidjh.


Featured Artist – Duncan McAfee

Duncan McAfee is a London based, British artist, musician and teacher, working in a wide range of media and situations. Recent work has evolved to concentrate primarily on sonic work, often collaborative and/or participatory, exploring histories, identity and time, through stories, sound and music. A particular importance is placed on “voice”, whether as orator, communal singer, or deconstructed tool of communication. Duncan is also one half of the overlapping collaborative practice, The Miller and McAfee Press, working with artist and printmaker Andrew Miller. Recent projects include a Cocheme Fellowship at Byam Shaw Cental St Martins and The Talking Trail for Aston Rowant Nature reserve, with Outdoor Culture and Natural England. National and international exhibitions include, Whitechapel, London; The Liverpool Biennial; Subvision Festival, Hamburg, Germany; Tou Scene, Stavanger, Norway; Frieze; London. I have also undertaken residencies and commissions for Natural England; Resonance FM; Whitechapel Gallery, London; UCL Museums Collections, London; E:vent Network, London; Artists in the City, Reading; National Institute for Medical Research, London.


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