Arts insider India Dickinson trails the zeitgeist to London’s lesser-sung painterly parts in Peckham and Camberwell. You’ll see inside studios, get private views with artists and move in offbeat creative circles…
There’s been a creative Big Bang south of the Thames. Lauded art schools, hot-contender galleries and a vibrant artist-led community have shifted the cultural scene from Shoreditch, Hackney and such. With broad strokes and finer points, gallery tours and meet and greets, India Dickinson (curator and agent with a highly trained eye) will paint you a picture of the area’s renaissance: a tale of Turner Prize nominees, YBAs and box-fresh scene-shakers.
"What a fabulous tour India created for us yesterday. I loved hearing how this very creative corner of London was inspired through philanthropy and social responsibility- it’s really come full circle from the early Victorians - at last.
We saw such a diverse range of media and it expanded my limited knowledge of contemporary art.”
"India took us for a fun and informative 2/3 hour walking tour of a selection of the contemporary art spaces in Peckham. Her approach was very relaxed, but extremely thorough and she had obviously done a lot of research about the history of the area, as well as of the exhibitions we visited. Highly recommended!"
“Our tour with India was fantastic! Her knowledge of contemporary art was very impressive and all presented in a calm and accessible way. It was an ideal combination of galleries, showing us sculpture, performance, painting and photography. The whole morning was perfectly tailored to our interests - all in all a roaring success!!”
At the art of London
As a curator and agent with 20 creatives in her care, India Dickinson has an eye for emerging talent and privileged access to artists’ studios. As such, she’s the perfect leader for a tour of London’s lesser-trodden arts hub. She’s scouted fresh talent at degree shows and by visiting studios throughout the UK, and sought out galleries in the most curious corners (a private home, a disused public bathroom…). You’ll see them all on this tour that traces art from concept to show and lays bare artistic practice.
A graphic take on South London’s contemporary arts scene, from school to studio to big-ticket show.
- 2 hours and 30 minutes
- Start Time
- Tours run between the hours of 14:00 and 16:30
- Call our travel specialists 24/7 on 1 800 464 2040 or contact us to find availability
- Experience location
- You will be meeting by a leafy patch along Peckham Road; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.