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What’s happening at Art in the Park?

We are delighted to have been awarded a grant from Lendlease to run a series of drop in workshops in a variety of art forms in and around Elephant Park commencing in the spring 2020. More details to follow.

Seasons Watch

A drawing project for young people aged 8 and above and their accompanying adults.  Watch and document the changing seasons in nature. Workshops are free Feb. 20th 10am-12pm Meet at Elephant Park at 10am and back to Art in the Park studios to develop the work. In case of rain meet at Art in the Park studios. No booking necessary.

Outdoor Southwark Dementia Walks

Outdoor Southwark will give people with dementia and their carers new opportunities to experience Southwark’s parks and outdoor spaces in a series of dementia-friendly walks. These will be informed by local experts to cover a diverse range of topics such as wildlife and local history. Join us for walks on 21st May 2pm, 11 June 2pm June and 9 July 2pm

Open Studios 2019

Visit the working studio of artists Florence Goodhand-Tait, Jane Higginbottom, Ange Mukeza, and Andrea Sinclair. See the artists’ work and the space where they practice, browse our stalls selling artworks and take part in a drop-in workshops. 11am-6pm June 22nd & 23rd. Free!

Plants of Burgess Park

Tuesday afternoons 2pm-4pm March-September 2019
Join us at our studio for a season of art workshops focusing on the plants in Burgess Park.

Free Trip to White Cube Gallery and Tate Modern February 20th

Thanks to everyone who joined us for our South London Gallery, White Cube and Tate Modern.

Burgess Park Drawing Club

The Burgess Park drawing club ran from May-August. Young people aged 8-16 learnt experimental drawing techniques in response to green space.

Green Elephant Drawing Club

In the Summer, we were excited to work with children and young people from Newington Estate in partnership with InSpire Youth Service. We ran workshops in and around green spaces at the Elephant and Castle and held an end of project exhibition.

We are pleased to announce that Notting Hill Housing are funding some further workshops to enable us to develop the work in Walworth and Burgess Park, with young people from the Aylesbury Estate.

Marking Places

It was a pleasure to work with local people to research, design and make three commemorative markers for beautiful Burgess Park. Our project included a heritage talk to hear ideas and identify sites for markers; collecting photographs, maps and stories from the area; making models, designing and making the markers. We are delighted to have worked with the community to mark the following sites in the park: Market Gardens, North Camberwell Radical Club, the Foundry and other works. Thanks to Big Lottery and to Southwark Council’s Bankside, Borough and Walworth Cleaner Greener Safer funding for this.

Zeppelin 1917 exhibition and workshops

One hundred years ago, on October 19 1917, a Zeppelin bomb landed in Calmington Road. We were delighted to run workshops as part of Friends of Burgess Park Zeppelin 1917 heritage project.

Community Green

Our successful application to Borough, Bankside and Walworth Neighbourhood Fund, enabled us to continue or food-growing and gardening project over a second Summer. The project began in 2016 with funding from the The Mayor of London’s Get Moving fund, encouraging fresh approaches to physical, mental and creative activity for older Londoners. Based in Burgess Park community garden, it was one of only 16 projects in London to receive funding.

Thanks to a small grant from Notting Hill Housing, we also ran Intergenerational Summer Workshops for people to design, decorate and plant containers for their balconies and gardens.

Place to Remember

Place to Remember was a heritage project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, exploring the social and architectural history of four local buildings in Walworth and Camberwell. We were delighted to have so many local people and organisations involved, including ASC gallery who were able to host our final exhibition.
Click here to listen to oral histories and see archive images and artwork inspired by each of the buildings

Courses and Workshops

We have many new workshops and projects running throughout the year. See here for more details.


We’re currently looking for new trustees to join the team and support Art in the Park in its mission to enrich Londoners’ lives through the arts. If you’re interested, or would like to fine out more, please email
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Want to work or volunteer with us?

Art in the Park is a charity devoted to enriching Londoners’ lives and environment through the visual arts. We run art, performance-based and heritage projects, education and training workshops and are involved in community, studio and public art projects. Our well-resourced studios and training space are located in the centre of Burgess Park, London and run by a team of experienced and talented artists.

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Team Building with Art in the Park

All successful organisations need innovation, creativity, and ingenuity. Art in the Park organises creative team-building days for many different work-teams over the years. These sessions are tailor-made for the group and we are flexible as to content and size of team. So if you’re a voluntary sector organisation or a private company, get in touch if you’d like a team day with a difference!

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