Brockley Open Studio has been set up by the local artists in 1992. Every summer, it brings people out on to the leafy streets of Brockley, rekindling the sense of neighbourliness, renewing the ties of community, and celebrating the creativity in the area through our open studios which takes place in over 25 different locations in Brockley area.
Our Art Festival is well established not within the local area but also attracting audience from all over London and beyond. You may already know that the recent increase in interest in the area is partially due to this artistic environment which is now connected by the Overground, attracting London’s creative young generations to the south of the river.
We are working in partnership with St. Peter's Church, Wickham Road as a Hub of local artists community. An central exhibition as well as Private viewing party also takes place at St. Peter's. As a community art festival, we are very happy to be able to work along side with this faith community at St. Peter's Church, as they are embracing the range of ethnic/racial and faith groups represented within the artistic community, and opening the door to all people regardless of their background.
We are working with local young emerging desingers with an intetion to provide conrete and practical opportunities to develop their skills sets while also encouraging new links between people being forged in the area. Specifically we are tryint to work with young designers to develop our outreach materials such as online platforms including website, as well as to develop new design for the leaflets which will be distributed in and around the area to increase the awarenss of our creative community. We are also hoping to develop banner to be placed at key locations in and around the area,
We are developing community within artists/ creative population in the area, through our Annual Open Studios, and hosting communal event at St. Peter's Wickham Road.
Our artists are presenting their art works mainly within the living environments of their homes and workshops, this set up brings down the threshold of art galleries and museums, for those who would not normally consider visiting these institutions. We hope to develop appetite of the local audiences who may otherwise do not have easy access to art, to appreciate high quality art produced in their neighbourhood.