The Dulwich Festival and The Artist’s Open House celebrate everything that’s great about Dulwich. Recently voted as one of the Sunday Times’ best places to live in Britain, it’s known for its vibrant arts scene. You might have missed it this year, but make sure to mark it in your calendar for 2015.
Last Sunday I managed to go and support some friends who were part of the festival but who exhibit and sell throughout the year!
My first stop was at the stunning Belair House, where talented Cavaliero Finn were exhibiting their affordable contemporary art and design as one of two shows this year. They regularly hold an Open House at the home-cum-gallery in Herne Hill, SE London. See my post here.
I’m always amazed at their expert curator’s eyes and how affordable a lot of such exquisite art is. Browse their online gallery, you won’t be disappointed! I picked some of my favourites.
Janet Stahelin Edmonson | Jugs/Vases priced between £100 and £200
Pia Wustenberg | India Stacking Vessels | small £350, large £920
Kate Wickham | Ceramic Vessels left: £295, right: £380
Next on the agenda was visiting the Sarah Hamilton Open House with Mini Moderns and Paul Craig. Sarah’s house has recently been featured in 25 Beautiful Homes and is an unusual Mid-Century design set in Dulwich Woods with stunning views over London. Ahem, I can tell you it’s bright and gorgeous just like the woman herself! Shot by the talented James Balston, take a look here. If you want the full renovation story with before and after pics, read Sarah’s post here.
Below you’ll see snippets of some of the collections of the clever, talented and super nice Mini Moderns. Launched in 2006 by London based designers, Keith Stephenson and Mark Hampshire, Mini Moderns is an interiors brand specialising in applied pattern across a range of products including wallpapers, fabrics, cushions, rugs and ceramics. You can now buy a selection of their products in John Lewis.
I’m in love with this Festival Wallpaper that is now permanently staying in Sarah’s living room.
Paul Craig is an interiors photographer. Multi-talented, here he’s showing us how creative he really is! I’m in love with these two images below and although there were some beautiful black and white photography, I had to go for the colours!
Sarah Hamilton Prints is sold through many galleries or retailers, in the UK and abroad. Sarah is a passionate artist and makes all her beautiful art in her very sunny South London studio. I was rather excited to be able to take a peek at her studio.
Isn’t unique art just the best? I felt thoroughly inspired! Thank you all….