BROCKLEY OPEN STUDIOS
artists christmas fair
25 November 2017
12 - 4 pm
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the Brockley artists Christmas Fair

Last year we hosted our very first Christmas Fair at St. Peter’s Church in Brockley where we welcomed over 250 visitors and featured the work of a variety of artists, designers and craftmakers. Local artists sold artworks including paintings, jewellery, pottery, cards, prints, fabric, sculpture and many more.

We are looking forward to another fun and successful fair and we would like to invite you to enjoy the Brockley Artists Christmas Fair with us. 

There will be a Kids Corner where artists will help create Christmas decorations and cards together with the kids. 

And of course plenty of cake and beverages to get into the Christmas spirit.

Register for this event.

Our Story

It is early July, summer is buzzing and leafy Brockley is busy as a group of local artists open their studios, exhibiting their work to the delight of the public. This might seem like a fun yet one-off episode for the pleasure of both artists and curious onlookers but this is more than a fad.

Back in 1992, when The Whitechapel Gallery extended the boundaries of its annual East London Open Studios event, a number of resident artists in Brockley decided to take part. Following the event's success, our local artists carried on this tradition independently. This annual event thus became known as the Brockley Open Studios ever since.

Open to any artist living in the catchment area, this yearly event, which normally takes place during the first weekend of July, sees about 30 to 40 artists share their unique works of art to the general public who not only find out about them but also have the opportunity to purchase these works of art.

More than supporting local artists and satisfying the curiosity of the visitors and residents of Brockley, the Brockley Open Studios rekindles the sense of neighbourliness, renews the ties of community, and celebrates the beauty of art in all her varied forms.

Nestled in Brockley, Ladywell and New Cross, the Artists Catchment Area demarcates the neighbourhoods from where artists living in that area are eligible to participate in the Brockley Open Studios.

Application for 2017

Call for entries

The application for the Brockley Xmas Fair 2017 is now closed.

The application for the Brockley Open Studios 2018 will be opened in January 2018.

Past Events

BROCKLEY OPEN STUDIOS 2017

Summer 2017 was an exciting time for Brockley Open Studios. We celebrated our 25th anniversary of local artists first opening their doors and sharing their talents with the community.

Over 3 days, 38 artists opened their studios to some 700 people. It was a fantastic opportunity to buy pieces directly from artists, or simply visiting and browsing through their artworks.

We celebrated with the publication of a book commemorating this special event. The book showcases some artists who have helped make this the anticipated annual event it has become. Please email us if you would like to purchase a copy of the book.

Past Events

christmas fair 2016

St. Peter’s church parted its bold red doors and welcomed in its warm midst a number of local artists for the first ever Brockley Open Studios Christmas Fair in December 2016.

Some two hundred and fifty visitors turned up for this event, perusing and purchasing the many different art works ranging from jewellery, paintings, wooden sculptures and so on.

Following the success of this Christmas Fair, a second one is likely to take place in December 2017 so please keep an eye out for updates!

Past Events

BROCKLEY OPEN STUDIOS 2016

38 local artists opened their studios to the public last summer.  

Besides the glorious sunshine, the public were spoilt with a varied selection of works from etching, sculpture, paintings, illustration, photography, print, textile, metal, glass and leather craft.

We saw a record number of 600 visitors at the Group Show taking place in St Peter's Church.

Thank you!