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Angelique Hartigan - Artist

6 years before Darwin published his Origin of the Species these guys turned up in Crystal Palace park and now reside on "Dinosaur Island"...come and see them to...morrow at the Crystal Palace Festival in Westow Park. Be advised to bring your wellingtons. I will have the original and prints for you.

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St Christopher's Hospice

Can you help? Facepainter(s) Wanted

Our facepainter for Family Fun Day has unfortunately just cancelled. Can you help us out on Saturday 28 June. Please get in contact with Georgie 020 8768 4684/

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Angelique Hartigan - Artist

WIN A PAINTING and help me raise money for Cancer Research. This weekend I will start selling only 50 £20 tickets and you can win one of my big Bluebells painti...ngs. You will have a 1/50 chance. If you would like to buy a ticket come and see me at the Crystal Palace Festival this weekend or PM me here.

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Something for the weekend....

A group of artists has created an Art Trail during the festival to connect the visual arts and to celebrate the wealth of creative talent in Crystal Palace and the surrounding areas.

Do something different - The Portico Picture Palace Presents –
The English Seaside as the Music Hall remembers it. Fun and just a little saucy! A Music Hall & Illusion extravaganza…

Looking for something to do this weekend? The Dulwich, Artists Open House - final weekend.…

@jessicajeweller @ArtistsOpenHse @DulwichFestival Always something new and lovely to see at

This weekend is all about Dulwich Artists Open House -…

Call out for inspiring designers
An exciting opportunity to make you mark on an empty space in Loughborough Junction…

We are excited to announce that very soon we will be launching a brand new project in Loughborough Junction. Before we are able to spread the word we are looking to work with designers who can help us translate the exciting opportunities into a brand and visual concept. If you think this could be y…

FREE print making session at Potico Gallery today.

Get a sneak preview of my Dulwich work at Portico Gallery

Gipsy Hill Workshops in Crystal Palace have a small studio space available:…

By making art accessible to the community and residents of the district and bringing artists together we will assist in sustaining a significant arts movement and hope to return our local area to the cultural destination that it once was. We are providing a network for individuals who often work in…

Looking to test the market or for something different as a gift? Why not bring your work to the good people of West Norwood at FEAST showcasing local talent from food to framed works of art.

On the First Sunday of the month West Norwood is the venue for the hugely successful West Norwood Feast. Here at the Portico Gallery we hold a Arts and Crafts Bazaar showcasing a vast array of local talent. Everything from high end chocolate to the most up to date urban fashions. Many of the local…
Portico Gallery

Life drawing through the PORTICO

Life Drawing Summer Evenings are returning to the Portico Gallery on Thursdays 6:30- 9:30pm from the 1st of May.

We have a line up of male and female models, both established favourites and new inspiration and I’ve got lots of ideas to spark off your inspiration and development.

There is no need to book as such but please let us know you are coming so we can make provision for the numbers. Remember, when we increase the number of participants we can also lower the cost to you so bring your friends and spread the word.

For those of you who have not yet joined in the fun, here’s a bit more information. The classes are relaxed and participative with students ranging from complete beginners to artists. I teach those who wish to be taught on an individual basis and each week there is a theme or focus for students to work on which reflects the skills involved in drawing - such as light, proportion, composition, colour, blind contour drawing, accuracy of perception and perspective. I also introduce concepts of personal expression, meaning, narrative and style. It is a fun, supportive group and students are free to push themselves or pursue individual goals or take time to practice and experiment as they think most appropriate. The models represent a range of age, gender and body-type.

The gallery provides easels and drawing boards. They also have basic drawing materials – paper, pencils, erasers, clips, charcoal – that you can buy a reduced prices but they are basic and I suggest you bring along your own materials. Fees are £150 for 8 sessions or £20/session mainly to practicing artists or people with complicated lives who cannot commit to a weekly attendance.

The Portico Gallery is a fascinating, idiosyncratic building at 23a Knights Hill, West Norwood, SE27 0HS. It’s just up from West Norwood station, opposite Wolfington Road. There is a shop front and to the left a set of white double doors. Through those doors on the right is an intercom to open the inner doors.

Does this answer your questions? Feel free to contact me, Chrissy (07967 018 514) about what else you want to know about the sessions. I look forward to your joining us.

Chrissy Thirlaway
The Portico Gallery
23a Knights Hill
West Norwood
SE27 0HS

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