E17 Art Trail – the second weekend

Toastie & Fabien at 'Woof'

Toastie & Fabien at 'Woof'

Fabien’s fantastic exhibition ‘Woof’ at his home attracted a steady stream of visitors over each weekend as well as the during the week. His empathetic portraits of dogs and owners included numerous ingenious compositions and was a big hit with everyone that went to see them.

Tulia at Wendy MacMillan's

A number of my friends made trips across town too see the Art Trail. This is my friend Tulia looking at one of Wendy MacMillan’s pieces after travelling over from Kilburn.

Sonia and Abigail at the Image17 Exhibition

Sonia and Abigail looking at Katherine Green's work at the Image17 Exhibition

Sonia and Abigail came to visit the Image17 exhibition while I was invigilating. Over 800 people came to see just this one exhibition during the art trail and I really enjoyed being able to give people guided tours.

Josh, Anna, Louise, Cinthia, Stephen, Rebecca, Kirsten, Lorraine, Paul and Sean at St Barnabas Church

Josh, Anna, Louise, Cinthia, Stephen, Rebecca, Kirsten, Lorraine, Paul and Sean at St Barnabas Church

On Friday night St Barnabas hosted late night viewing of their artist’s work. There was a great turn-out and the wine kept flowing (I’m reliably informed) until about mid-night!

Looking into the Original Army Installation at Waterstone's

Looking into the Original Army Installation at Waterstone's

Over the last few months, as Bronwyn developed the E17 Art Trail App, we became very familiar with the many different exhibitions on the trail. Despite this, we kept being surprised by pieces of work or venues that we hadn’t noticed before. One of these was the Original Army’s work in Waterstones Bookshop – an intriguing and unexpected piece of work.

Inside the Original Army Installation at Waterstone's

Inside the Original Army Installation at Waterstone's

The Lady Chapel at St Barnabas

The Lady Chapel at St Barnabas

I went back to St Barnabas to see the exhibition in daylight. It was an engaging cross-section of work including photography, painting, illustration, printed textiles and decorative silver.

St Barnabas Church - place of worship and art gallery

St Barnabas Church - place of worship and art gallery

This is Paul Tucker, looking towards part of his exhibition of photography – which was installed on the Stations of the Cross.

The Art Trail app - in front of one of the Blue Plaques on Grosvenor Park Road

The Art Trail app - in front of one of the Blue Plaques on Grosvenor Park Road

Nearly everyone I met on the trail talked about danny’s Blue Plaques that detailed the previous residents of many of the houses about 100 years ago. I found them – and pretty much everything else that day by navigating with the Art Trail App.

Paul Lindt's installation of Walthamstow Buildings

Paul Lindt's installation of Walthamstow Buildings

Emma, Abigail, Sonia, Shelly, Bronwyn and Steven

Emma, Abigail, Sonia, Shelly, Bronwyn and Steven

Another exhibition at home was a combination of Steve’s ceramics and Emma’s paintings – where we were given cups of tea, cup-cakes and then bumped into Sonia and Abigail again!

Rachel, Kirsten, Ester and Anna at Inky Cuttlefish

Rachel, Kirsten, Ester and Anna at Inky Cuttlefish

African drummers with Bluegrass pickers

African drummers with Bluegrass pickers

On Saturday night Inky Cuttlefish held a party – there were drinks and lots of food inside, while outside there were musicians who played late into the night.

Cris at the Inky Cuttlefish party

Cris at the Inky Cuttlefish party

Co-founder of the Art Trail, Cris, was determined not to be in any of my photos – but just managed to sneak into this one! It was a rare treat to have a five minute walk home after it all ended – instead of the normal tube or taxi ride that ends most nights out in London.

Bo, Malikah, Amma and Penny

Bo, Malikah, Amma and Penny

Penny Fielding has supported the Art Trail from its beginnings 7 years ago and had hundreds & hundreds of people visit her shop. Penny is a great supporter of local artists showing & selling their work and also holding events and performances.

Carl Harris aka Cat Boy

Creator of the artwork for this year

Becky and Sharon with 'The Cavalcade of Cows'

Becky and Sharon with 'The Cavalcade of Cows' including some beautiful black & white photgraphs

Joseph with 'Tears of Blood' on display

Joseph with 'Tears of Blood' on display at home

Community art project at St Mary's Church

Community art project at St Mary's Church

Toby with his 'Urban Dunes' installation

Toby with his 'Urban Dunes' installation

A highlight of the trail for me was meeting Toby Poolman and seeing his Urban Dunes. He had constructed a catapult which flung sand out across the floor of a garage – the temporary home of his installation.

Installation shot of the dunes

Installation shot of the dunes

The work was an intriguing exploration of materials and construction – he had no idea how the piece would look when he began. Within an hour of our visit the piece was swept away and the catapult packed up – so I was really glad I arrived when I did.

The Dunes catapult in action

The Dunes catapult in action

Kate with her photos from Earth to Space

Kate with her photos from Earth to Space

Matt at Paekakariki Press with the Heidelberg press

Matt at Paekakariki Press with the Heidelberg press

Last year when we stopped by at Paekakariki Press Martin was still waiting for his printer to be delivered. Now its all up and running.

Copies of the beautiful poetry anthology 'Home' printed at Paekakariki Press

Copies of the beautiful poetry anthology 'Home' printed at Paekakariki Press

Each year the E17 Art Trail just gets better and better – I’m already looking forward to next year’s!

1 Comment to E17 Art Trail – the second weekend

  1. sarah bates's Gravatar sarah bates
    October 10, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Brilliant photos! Thanks for sharing!