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, 7th and 8th 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. Click on a dot to find out more.
Visitors will be able to see inside the artist’s studios and exhibition spaces for a unique personal insight into the individual technical processes. Private Views may be held at a number of exhibition spaces, see venues for details.
RUBY LESCOTT graduated in painting from Camberwell Art School and then taught in a special school for children suffering from emotional and behavioural problems. During that time Ruby continued to work mainly in the mediums of pastel and etching, but on leaving teaching she has returned to painting.
Her subject matter has ranged from the vast expanses of the Atlantic, to the vast edifices of London gasworks; and from these to small domestic artefacts such as wastepaper baskets and plastic bottles. Recently she has been working on paintings and etchings of fruit and vegetables which some observers have likened to body parts but Ruby insists that interpretation is in the eye of the beholder.
ANGIE TAYLOR practising Brixton Craftivist and Mosaicist is drawn to the iconography of the Mexican Day of The Dead festival. Fascinated with the sugar skull theme, Angie enjoys making natural, floral and abstract designs, as well as incorporating more overtly political and humanitarian imagery into her mosaics – all using a variety of new and recycled materials. A key part of her work involves creating decorative memorial pieces to commemorate a time, place, person, or a much loved pet. Angie is a new member of Brixton Housing Co-op, and this is her first time showing in the BHC space. 10% of all sales will be donated to the charity Medical Aid for Palestine.
STEVE YEATES’ work displays an amazing array of definitive states from tragic and haunting to ethereal and dynamic. One of the lessons of his life has been that its transitions can illustrate to him the inconstant energy that is living in today’s often brutal society. The violence and its repercussions are shown in the work made of recycled glass, the brutality of the act is magnified by its consequence, Ihe tries to transform that anger to something that is generically positive by moulding the glass into shapes of beauty transfixed into statuesque poses reminding us of our inner strength.