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ONLY 1 week left to submit work for the Spring Show at Dulwich Library.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 28 January

This year the theme of the exhibition is Women and Books. The show coincides with WOW (Women of the World) celebration in Southwark, honouring 100 years of the global celebration of International Women’s Day.

We have suggested that you submit up to 3 pieces of work and have asked that they should be accompanied by texts. The text piece is mainly for the printed catalogue, but also may be shown alongside the work chosen to hang in the library space. This will create a curatorial interest as the pieces will be placed at the ends of the book shelves.

Since the catalogue is A6 or similar, we recommend a short text, 50-100 words. You can easily go shorter, and if you choose to go longer we could use extracts.

The text should be a simple concept / idea / explanation or a quote from a book.  This is extremely open ended.  You should be able to use any already existing work, even if the existing title is intrinsic to the piece.  Most words/text can be found in some book somewhere!  Also –  your work could be inspired by –

a genre, eg ‘poetry’

a book or book title, eg  ‘Room’, or ‘The Long Song’

a writer, eg Mary Wollstonecraft

or simply a sentence, eg:  ‘the year of magical thinking’ …

PLEASE SEND YOUR 3 IMAGES (300 dpi) and text

BY 28 January to


Cost: No submission fee.

£10.00 if work accepted. The slightly increased fee is to cover the extra cost of producing a catalogue to celebrate this exhibition, and to develop publicity. A commission of 10%to SLWA will be levied on sales. Works will be for sale unless specified otherwise by the artist

The works (only 2D) must not exceed 55cm in width or 80cm in height, including frame.

Any questions? Contact Tamar or Ilinca: slwaexhibition@gmail.com



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Joan Byrne and Pia Randall Goddard are photographers and writers. As part of the innovative SLWA programme of talks, we gave a presentation at the Jane Newbery Gallery, 33 Dulwich Village on Sunday, 14 November. Our focus was the dynamic between words and images and an exploration of this finding: Eighty per cent of received information is via images, leaving 20 per cent for language.

Following an overview of artists with relevant work, we screened our own photography and performed readings of our written work. This was interspersed by five other artists/writers reading their own material. The variety of voices and views made for an entertaining afternoon, and provided a supportive context in which
to look anew at the power of images and the power of words. (more…)

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I know its still 2010 and everyone is busy in the run-up to Christmas but this is an EARLY ALERT!!


The 5th exhibition of work by SLWA at Dulwich Library is to run from
Sunday 27 February– Saturday 26th March 2011.

This will coincide with Southwark’s 6th Year of Celebrating Women, and 100 years of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2011. (more…)

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As an artist who uses mixed media I am interested in the forthcoming Insight series on ‘Watercolour, Oils, Acrylic’ at Dulwich Picture Gallery, three talks in which experts from Tate and the National Gallery will use images of well known pictures to show how famous artists have used these different paints and why they chose them. This article is based on my working practice in relation to using these media.


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Dulwich Picture Gallery invites you to enter an online art competition based on the current exhibition Salvator Rosa.

Salvator Rosa (1615-1673) was one of the boldest and most powerfully inventive artists of 17th-century Italy. He was adopted as a hero by painters of the Romantic movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He was mainly a painter of landscapes, but the range of his subject matter was unusually wide and included portraits, scenes of witchcraft and allegories.

A group of the works in Dulwich Picture Gallery’s current Salvator Rosa exhibition transport the viewer into a mysterious world of monstrous mythical creatures, bandits and magic. Drawing from Salvator Rosa’s work and a famous myth, legend or fantasy novel depict your own allegorical scene.

Your entry and a brief sentence about you (if you like) will be published on Dulwich OnView and the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery’s Flickr group The Rosa Competition.

  • Any flat medium – painting, drawing, mixed media, photos etc.
  • All entrants to be digital images of original works
  • Categories: under 18, 18 and over (more…)

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Southwark News has featured our new show. Check out the article bellow and get involved in what we’re doing:

Please let Jackie Brown know if you can give a couple of  hours of your time on one of the 4 Wednesdays in November from 1.30  to 3.30 to work with junior pupils and 4.15 to 5.15 with senior students. And of course come to our Private View on 3 November at 8pm in the Dulwich Library!

Please take a look at Gabrielle Bradshaw’s website, whose painting is featured in the article.

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Notice to Members

Dear SLWA,
We are working hard to keep our website up to date with all our wonderful activities,
As you know we are a voluntary community, Catherine Fraher and Marnie Pitts have been creating and updating all the news and postings but we are all a bit swamped, so for the moment there will be a short pause in posting individuals shows until we have decided how to present the SLWA events to you.
Eithne Twomey is currently working on getting all the new members profiles up as they come in.

If you would like to get involved with any of these projects please let me know at: slwa@btinternet.com.
In the meantime I will endeavour to blog events and important news to you.
Please check these pages regularly so you don’t miss out.

3rd NovemberPrivate View Dulwich Library. see invite below
12 November: Life drawing 10:30am -1:30pm contact Moira: moira.jarvis@btopenworld.com
12 November : Private View:6pm-9pm Sensations Exhibtion organised by Chrissy Thirlaway- Several SLWA showing works. Portico Gallery  Knights Hall, 23a Knights Hill, West Norwood, SE27 0HS
12 November: Private View: 7pm-9.30pm : Jags Art Fair ~ Several SLWA showing their work over the weekend. James Allens Girls School, East Dulwich Grove London SE22 8TE
17th November, 7-9pm: Critique Jackie Brown:
She would be delighted to see you there, please feel free to be work if you would like the group to discuss. Wrap up warm! Mulled wine to help with artic conditions.
18 November, 6.30 to 9pm: Tres Chelsea Private View, Art Dog Exhibits their SLWA members, (more details to follow)
Also our Education Programme needs you!
1 and a half hours on either TUES NOV 2nd,9TH,16TH OR 23rd(PM)
Followed by a session at the library for 1 and a half hours on either WED 3rd,10th,17th or 24th.
contact Jackie: jackiekbrown20a@gmail.com

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Emily Druiff, director if Peckham Space and the curator of the next SLWA show in Dulwich,  is pleased to announce the first Peckham Space OPEN exhibition and calls for artworks. This will be a unique exhibition that will showcase artworks that have a connection to Peckham. The exhibition will take place from 7 – 18 December 2010 at Peckham Space’s new venue on Peckham Square, London SE15.

This is an exceptional opportunity to have your work seen by the selection panel consisting of leading gallery directors, arts editors, tutors and curators from across London. The selection panel will include representatives from:

  • Tate Britain
  • Cafe Gallery Projects
  • Camberwell College of Arts
  • Art Licks
  • Peckham Space (more…)

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Come “Wild Art Foraging” on the west coast of Scotland! A brand new themed short break has been created by the owners of one of Scotland’s up-and-coming hotels, the lovely Loch Melfort Hotel in Arduaine by Oban. Loch Melfort hotel, the current Scottish Small Country House Hotel of the Year, sits on a lovely length of coastline on Asknish Bay south of Oban, and overlooks the isles of Jura, Shuna and Scarba – a scene from the hotel’s bedrooms, lounges and restaurant which means Loch Melfort can justifiably lay claim to having “the finest views on the west coast”. Entitled “Art Foraging”, the three night weekend break, running from 12th to 15th November, will tap into guests’ creativity and encourage them to use the fantastic beach and garden natural resources available on the doorstep at Loch Melfort in a creative and exciting way. The weekend, which hotel owners Calum and Rachel Ross insist will suit people aged from 17 to 77, is led by art foraging specialist Susan Wood, and no previous art experience is necessary. (more…)

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