Johnson's Island

London, United Kingdom


  • Catherine Wheel Road
  • Brentford
  • London TW8 8BD
  • United Kingdom

Opening times

6-9pm Friday 10 June 2016
11-6pm Saturday 11 - Sunday 12 June 2016

Travel Information

Tube / Metro: Kew Gardens
Bus: E2, E8, 65, 195, 235, 237, 267
Train: Brentford


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Why not visit the magical enclave of Johnson's Island in its unique setting on the Grand Union Canal, between Kew Gardens and Syon Park in West London in June.

It is home to an eclectic collective of painters, printmakers, sculptors and ceramic artists who are opening their doors to the public in an annual open studios event. Once you cross the footbridge onto the old lock-keeper’s island, you cannot fail to be charmed by the haphazard cluster of wooden buildings which make up the artist’s colony – surrounded by house boats, wildlife and the lapping waters of the canal. 

Enjoy a warm welcome and a drink under the twinkling fairy lights on Friday’s opening night, while you browse the artworks, which vary from paintings through to one-off sculptures, 3-D paintings, mosaics, jewellery, greetings cards, prints and more. The studios will remain open all weekend, offering a fascinating insight into the lives and work of the artists, their methods and inspiration.