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What’s happening at Art in the Park?

Burgess Park Drawing Club

Join us every Thursday in April from 5pm for the Burgess Park Drawing Club! Learn experimental drawing techniques in response to green space and receive a Discover Art Award. A final exhibition and workshop will held at Art in the Park studio on April 26th.

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.

Open Studio

Thank you to everyone who came along to our December 2017 Open Studios. We had a lot of people visiting our studio, viewing our artists’ work and taking part in our drop-in terrarium-making and wrapping paper-making workshops!

Seasonal Wreath Making

We had another good crowd of people of all ages for our popular annual free wreath-making session with some great creations to take home!

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

Pottery Classes for all

Ceramicist Nam Tran runs a great range of classes from the studio for people of all ages and abilities. Come and have some fun! Enjoy clay painting, wheel throwing, ceramics and ceramic painting.

Courses and Workshops

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

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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Become a member

Find out more about who we are and what we’re up to by becoming a member of Art in the Park. Members can expect regular updates on events and workshops. There will be two meetings each year for members to share experiences and views on how Art in the Park should develop and grow.

Fill in our membership form

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Make a donation

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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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