AboutExplore artists' studios and visit flagship galleries: discover art in open-houses & unconventional spaces: encounter pop-up performances or explore your own creativity at an artist-led workshop: 2014 E17 Art Trail takes places across 16 action-packed days in Walthamstow London E17.
This year, E17 Art Trail celebrates its 10th birthday with an even bolder arts feast. The first E17 Art Trail in its new summer slot, the 2014 festival weaves together diverse programme strands under the theme of âinhabit'. Highlights include:-
â¢ W.E.: The Ex-Warner Project (Lucy Harrison/Katherine Green) a first survey of Warner Estate housing, looking at how the design of this distinctive 19th century terraced housing affects daily lives.
â¢ The E17 BoB/Bus of Buildings (architectsE17/RIBA) a Routemaster takes to the streets for an entertaining, inspiring insight into the design, procurement and construction of buildings around us.
â¢ Saskia Huning invites us into her E17 home, where she paints directly onto the walls using these as the canvas for contemporary wall paintings. Specialising in recreating and restoring historic painted decoration her designs are inspired by the places and paintings that she works on, from 17th century to the 1950's.
2014 E17 Art Trail programme also strays into more challenging territory:-
â¢ Ignite Night E17 (Street Gallery) a fast paced response to the DJ Roberts neon artwork 'I'M IN LOVE WITH THE MODERN WORLD'.
â¢ Corinne Price's Do You Really Know Where You Are? is a 60 minute audio tour of Epping Forest, guaranteed to take us on a mind-bending journey until we are left disconcerted and confounded.
â¢ A Matisse inspired paper forest installation, the 15 Day Forest flourishes at cool new café, 56 St Jam3es St. Andy Macgregor and Alex Cunningham will be asking caffiene-junkies to add to a paper leaf sculpture they have created.
Against an impressive backdrop of urban growth and redevelopment, with local flagship, The William Morris Gallery, Art Fund Prize Museum of the Year 2013, E17 Art Trail is undoubtedly amongst the largest open-access, visual arts festivals. 2012 E17 Art Trail presented work by more than 3500 professional, emerging and amateur artists in local residents' houses, the walls of local shops, hanging from trees, estate agents' windows, galleries, gardens, pavements and pubs. From its early ambitious beginnings in 2003, the E17 Art Trail is proud to lay claim to being at the heart of a renewed, widely-shared appreciation of the vitality of Walthamstow and its highly creative East London community.
(Please note: Vestry House Museum is one of many venues taking part in this years E17 Art Trail, see website/ Trail Guide for event/venue listings)