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Art, food and much more at Brixton’s annual extravaganza

A PATH OF COLOUR: Brixton’s Josephine Avenue is transformed every July thanks to the borough’s Art Fair

ART hits Brixton on July 6-7. Celebrating its 18th year, south London’s treelined Josephine Avenue will once again be transformed into a bustling open air Art Fair. Entry is free and the show runs from 10am to 6pm.

With more than 120 exhibitors this is a great opportunity to buy work directly with the participating artists and discover a wealth of creative skills, including painting, photography mixed media and street art.

Exhibitors range from the novice to the established and with prices to match this really is an event for all art lovers, whatever your budget.

There will be a mouth-watering selection of international food stalls for you to choose from. All sales during the weekend will help raise funds for charity partners who this year include two local schools and the Southside Rehabilitation project – so make a date in your diary for some al fresco art this summer.


As well as providing affordable and credible exhibition space for south London artists, the event also raising money for local good causes.

Artists will be donating 10 per cent of their sales to charity partners who this year are Holy Trinity School, Jubilee Primary School, Southside Rehabilitation project and the Anchor Group.

PICTURE PERFECT: Timothy Sutton creates impressive photo-realistic commissions of pets and people

Charity partners also provide the marshals during the weekend and more information about the work they do can be found at the information desk. Please note that the event has been moved this year to the first weekend in July to avoid clashing with Wimbledon finals weekend.

The man behind the event… Timothy Sutton, the organiser has always enjoyed the craft, method and technique of mark making. He originally trained as a graphic designer and his early works were purely abstract.

However in 2002, frustrated by a lack of exhibition opportunities in the borough and Brixton, he started the annual Urban Art street fair in Brixton’s leafy Josephine Avenue where he lives.

Later, inspired by Damien Hirst’s The Elusive Truth paintings, he started to explore the techniques of oil painting and the style of realism which he now uses to create his impressive photo-realistic commissions of pets and people.

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