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.
The programme included 4 galleries, very diverse in nature and she deposited us at a very good restaurant for lunch after an extremely enjoyable morning. 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
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- Tours run between the hours of 14:00 and 16:30
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