A Month of Art Across Waltham Forest

By Mayor of London

E17 Art Trail (2019) by Waltham Forest London Borough of CultureOriginal Source: Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture

June 2019 was a jam-packed month of art across Waltham Forest with Art Night, E17 Art Trail, Ways of Seeing, and more.

Art month begins...

Back for its 15th year, the E17 Art Trail returned bigger and bolder than ever before, as part of the Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 programme.

E17 Art Trail (2019) by Waltham Forest London Borough of CultureOriginal Source: Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture

E17 Art Trail (2019) by Waltham Forest London Borough of CultureOriginal Source: Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture

Artworks on every corner

E17 Art Trail is a much treasured gem in London’s cultural calendar, taking place every other year across Walthamstow. In 2019, artists were invited to respond to the theme 'Wonder', and audiences were invited to encounter artworks on every corner.

Art on tour

Waltham Forest, as part of E17 Art Trail, was also the final stop on the tour of Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (about 1615–17) by the celebrated artist of the Italian Baroque, Artemisia Gentileschi.

The painting was displayed at Wood Street Library for visitors to enjoy.

Ways of Seeing (2019) by Waltham Forest London Borough of CultureOriginal Source: Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture

Ways of Seeing

Art lovers could also enjoy Ways of Seeing throughout June 2019. Presented in partnership with the Government Art Collection, Ways of Seeing transformed the borough into a gallery, with over 60 artworks by international artists presented in unusual and unexpected locations.

Ways of Seeing (2019) by Waltham Forest London Borough of CultureOriginal Source: Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture

Ways of Seeing (2019) by Waltham Forest London Borough of CultureOriginal Source: Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture

Ways of Seeing (2019) by Waltham Forest London Borough of CultureOriginal Source: Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture

ART NIGHT (2019) by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 and Art NightOriginal Source: Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture

All night long

On Saturday 22 June 2019, London’s largest free contemporary art festival, Art Night, came to Walthamstow. The festival celebrated the identity, culture and architecture of the borough.

ART NIGHT (2019) by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 and Art NightOriginal Source: Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture

ART NIGHT (2019) by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 and Art NightOriginal Source: Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture

Artist Cory Arcangel and organist Hampus Lindwall collaborated to invite a group of artists and musicians to compose new music to be performed on the organ of St Mary’s Church Walthamstow.

ART NIGHT (2019) by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 and Art NightOriginal Source: Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture

In the live durational sound performance called Automobile, the artist and composer Joe Namy tapped into London’s custom-designed car stereo subculture, and invited local car owners and their souped up systems to a rooftop car park congregation.

ART NIGHT (2019) by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 and Art NightOriginal Source: Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture

ART NIGHT (2019) by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 and Art NightOriginal Source: Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture

At the William Morris Gallery and Mirth, Marvel & Maud, Walthamstow-based artist Emma Talbot presented a series paintings on silk installed at both sites.

ART NIGHT (2019) by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 and Art NightOriginal Source: Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture

It's Alright

Taking inspiration from East 17’s hit single It’s Alright, artists were invited to create new works that brought people together.

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