Drawings from an art class funded by Big Local SW11 exposed at the Wandsworth Art Fringe 2016

Come tomorrow and check the art work produced by the Wow Mums intergenerational project we created last March. This art class was funded by Big Local SW11 and organised by the Women of Wandsworth.

See locally inspired art

Locals art will be popping up at Mason’s Arms and Magic Garden. Work by aspiring, emerging and professional artists will be shown, including a small art market on 7th and 8th May at the Magic Garden, both afternoons from midday.

See new sketch and collage studies made by local mothers and children, highlighting their views on dog mess; excessive urbanisation; housing and inequality. Ages 5 to 55 created the work during a recent Happenings art workshop hosted by Women of Wandsworth (WoW) at Haven Lodge sheltered accommodation in Battersea. A selection will be shown to the public for the first time at Locals on 7th May.

Mel Barry's photo.
There will aso be free  art workshops on the day

Saturday, 7th May: Clay and mixed media sculpture all afternoon from midday | Art for All Levels talk, 2pm | Drawing workshop based on live music, 3pm | mini-market, all afternoon from midday | Magic Garden, Battersea

  • Move Relief Collective: Collaborative clay sculpture based on dance inspired sketches, with sculptor Christopher Guest. All afternoon from midday
  • Move mixed media: Making from scratch with basic household materials. Run by art therapist, Lucy Gibson-Hill. All afternoon from midday.
  • Art for All Levels: Interactive chat for one hour with artist and art psychotherapist, Francesa La Nave. She will discuss her paintings and other creative work to help inspire your own art. Starts at 2pm sharp
  • Move drawing workshop: Based on live music by old time string band, the Bow Creek Ramblers. Painter Frank Creber and printmaker Annie Warner, who are also band members, will pass on their knowledge about how to draw from observation and imagination. Draw what you see, hear and feel as the music plays. From 3pm
More information about this event here


Big Local SW11 and Battersea Alliance are all about strengthening our community by local residents and organisations working together to decide and create what we want for Battersea.