Area Itinerary: New Makers in South London

Discover unsung hero makers, artists and designers alongside world-famous names, on a journey east to west across south London.

Start on Greenwich Peninsula, where artist Joy Yamusangie has created an immersive jazz club at NOW Gallery, interrogating constructs around identity and celebrating self-expression. Follow the river to Deptford, to Second Floor Studios & ArtsDeptford Foundry Open Studios. Meet and celebrate SFSA’s membership, who are showcasing their work across a variety of visual arts disciplines.


Image: Double Blues Bass by Joy Yamusangie


At Bargehouse on the South Bank, Oxo Tower Wharf, Future Icons and Design-Nation partner to bring back ‘The Future of Craft’, a showcase of thoughtfully selected work made by designers and craftspeople working around Britain. While you’re at Oxo Tower, pop by wagumi, who are offering workshops on the traditional Japanese art of Kintsugi with practitioner Iku Nishikawa.


Image: The Soft Collective


Head further south to The Department Store in Brixton and visit ‘Soft Dialogue’, an exhibition of collectible art and design pieces by a group of 10 emerging international textile artists, makers and researchers. Less than 30 minutes away is Studio Voltaire, who are hosting a discussion with designer James Shaw on Saturday 14 May, exploring how he confronts the notion of ‘waste’ to develop new, beautiful materials.

To see the full list of LCW 2022 events, visit our Programme page.

Featured image courtesy Design-Nation, Future of Craft

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