Exhibition Sydenham Artists Trail

Anna Lovely Gallery Open Exhibition September 2022

Part of the Sydenham Arts Artists Trail

We are pleased to be Exhibiting work in the Gallery this year and welcoming you to the Private View and Garden Party on Friday 2nd of September 2022 6pm -9pm

The first 100 works Submitted will be Exhibited in the Show!

Works must be ready for hanging/displaying, no clip frames please
There is a size limit of 100cm x 100cm
1 work per Artist
Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics, Textiles, Photography and Glass are included
ceramics and Glass can be displayed in small groups.

Entry Fee £20
Please pay by Bank Transfer with your entry to
The Lovely Gallery
Account Number 64961865
Sort Code 09 01 28

Delivery Dates
Friday 19th August 5pm to 8pm
Saturday 20th August 10 am to 5pm

To enter please email an image of your work with Medium, dimensions, title and price by Monday 15th August to

Gallery Commission is 40%
All works are left at your own Risk
The Gallery reserves the right to Refuse a work that is deemed to be offensive.

Collection of unsold works During the week Commencing the 12th of September.

A prize of being included in a Group Exhibition to showcase your work will be awarded to an Artist from Each Category.
The Selection will be made by a Panel of Judges this Year. Judges to be Announced!!

Here’s to another Great Show Look forward to Seeing your work


Gallery Students and Artists Exhibition

8-17 July
Open Friday to Sunday 12pm to 5pm

Private View Friday 8 July

Life Drawing, Oil painting, Acrylic, Watercolour, Portrait


Within the Garden of Hope and Dreams

Emma Somerset Davis

Live performance, Paintings & Drawings

14-29 May 2022

Within the Garden of Hope and Dreams is an exhibition of Emma’s paintings, drawings and sculpture, made through her recent performances in relation to a series of landscapes. A live performance will take place on the opening night which will be screened throughout the duration of the show.


Private view: selected artists from our 2021 Open Exhibition

Find details of the show here

Selected Artists from our 2021 Open Exhibition

The Exhibiting Artists were selected from our annual Open show during the Sydenham Artists Trail. Artists were selected from each Medium and also a Young Artist Category was created this year. 


  • Cath Dupuy – Photography
  • Alistair Payne – Sculpture
  • Janne Cornish – Ceramics
  • Garnet Frost – Ceramics
  • Wendy Straw – Textiles
  • Ruby Lewis – selected Young Artist
  • Pippa Stacey – Glass
  • Luke Duke – Watercolour
  • Michael Bob – Digital prints
  • Najaf Syed – Painting
  • Nick Richards – Painting

The Selection Committee Included:

  • James Hodgeson, Director of Sydenham Arts
  • Bruce Harrison, Representing  the Sydenham Artists Trail
  • Artist Julie Held, Member of The London Group, The Royal Watercolour Society and The New English Art Club Mall Galleries
  • Artist Peter Clossick, Member and Past President of The London Group and Member of The New English Art Club Mall Galleries
  • Anna Lovely Gallery Director

Julie Held and Peter Clossick – meet the artists

The Celebration of Venus and Gardens exhibition was itself celebrated by a Meet the Artists afternoon on Saturday. There did seem to be a large contingent from Camberwell School of Arts!

The exhibition continues until 28 November.

Julie and Bonnie Lovely
Helen with Peter

Celebration of Venus and Gardens

with Julie Held and
Peter Clossick

11 – 28 November


The Old Pals Act Part II

Exhibition Sydenham Artists Trail

Open Show Summer 2021

Part of the Sydenham Arts Artist Trail 2021

100 Artists: Painting, Sculpture, Installation, Printmaking, Photography, Glass and Textiles

Event Sydenham Artists Trail

Jacqueline Pennell – Shed 2021

Jacqueline Pennell has created an installation in the gallery garden for the Open Show in conjunction with Sydenham Artists Trail 2021.

“Installation and sculpture are at the core of my practice and each site brings new challenges and possibilities. The shed at the end of the Anna Lovely Gallery garden was built alongside the original Pharmacy and medicinal garden. Many of my installations incorporate acrylic mirror into a site to explore the boundary at which fragments of real space can be subtly shifted into an illusionary space; something that appears solid can be transformed into a fragile and unstable state; the moment when what we accept as true slips away and unsettles us. 


Angela Wright installation

Angela Wright is creating an installation in the gallery garden for the Summer Show in conjunction with Sydenham Artists Trail 2021.


Stephen Wright: Artist talk and screening

Saturday 18 September 7-9pm

Creator of the House of Dreams in East Dulwich, Peter gives us a glimpse inside his incredible artistic creation and inspirations. He will present a film, talk and artist Q&A.

£5: To book please email

Exhibition Sydenham Artists Trail

Artists of the year PV

2020 Sydenham Arts Artists Trail Winner Lilophilia and Runner-up Kitty Jenkins

Show runs until 15 August – more details…

Exhibition Featured artist

Artists of the year from the 2020 Sydenham Arts Artists Trail

6 -15 August: Thursday to Sunday 12 to 5pm

The Sydenham Arts Artists Trail are delighted to promote The Anna Lovely Gallery Exhibition for the winner and runner up from the 2020 Virtual Artists Trail – printmaker Lilophilia and painter Kitty Jenkins.


Scratching the Itch PV

With Covid-19 restrictions easing, it was time to stepover the demarcation lines and enjoy the show and the company.


The Life Model in Oils

Get flyer

Scratching the Itch

8 – 25 July 2021

Paintings, collages and photographs

Curated by Sam Cornish


Anna Lovely Gallery Winter Exhibition


Still life in Acrylics Autumn Workshop

Mark Pearson

With Artist Mark Pearson

Saturday 26 September
10am – 4pm


Limited numbers. The Gallery will be set up for social distancing and follow Government Guidelines. Masks Must be worn.

For info and to book a place:

Please email

Refreshments will be provided please bring a packed lunch

Featured artist

Lucy Owen

Lucy Owen Night Lake
Night Lake

Lucy Owen studied at Goldsmiths and Canterbury Art College before acquiring an MA at the Royal College of Art.

The Old Pals Act Part II

Lucy’s latest show at the gallery with Jonty Atkinson & Simon Postgate in October 2021.

Featured artist

Paul Tonkin

Paul and Melina at the opening of his show

Paul Tonkin studied at Canterbury College of Art, and moved to London in 1973 where he has since lived and worked. He was amongst the first group of painters to show alongside sculptors in the Stockwell Depot shows in the Seventies.

Featured artist

Patrick Lovely

Patrick started the family tradition of studying at Camberwell School of Arts.


Madonna & Pelican Oil on canvas 2021 111cm x 145cm 3rd in series (sold)

His submission to the Sydenham Arts Trail 2020:

Irish dancing / Social distancing Oil on canvas
Event Sydenham Artists Trail

Sydenham Artists Trail 2020

We are curating an online virtual 3D gallery exhibition during the Sydenham Artists Trail from June 27 to July 5.

Over 100 images are being displayed including painting, drawing, prints, photography, ceramics, glass, jewellery and sculpture.

Featured artist

Anna Lovely

Anna Lovely Sketch Book Life Class
Anna Lovely Sketch Book Life Class

Anna Lovely trained at Camberwell School of Arts in fine art painting then continued as a postgraduate student at the Royal Academy Schools.

As a practicing artist and experienced tutor, Anna draws on a rich association with fellow artists with whom she has studied, exhibited and taught.

Featured artist

Julie Held

Julie Held in front of her paintings

Julie studied at Camberwell College of Arts and The Royal Academy Schools, London.

Featured artist

Peter Clossick

Peter Clossick in the gallery

Peter Clossick studied at Camberwell School of Art and Goldsmiths College during the early 1970s and has been engaged in professional fine art practice since.