Call For Artists & Creatives
Deadline for artist submissions to this year's Nunhead Art Trail is EXTENDED UNTIL 8th June 2018. Register by submitting this form.
Email for enquiries.
The Green Community Centre in Nunhead is organising an exhibition to coincide with the Nunhead Art Trail. Open to all, deadline end of June, max. size A4.
More details here.
Guidance for submitting images to the Nunhead Art Trail:
A good image of your work can really stand out in the Nunhead Art Trail brochure and website. This could be portrait or landscape. Square is equally effective! If you need help photographing your work, let us know in good time. Just drop us an email: email@example.com.
- Images need to be at least 16cm x 10cm (portrait or landscape and 300dpi, or 1890px x 1240px if at 72 dpi). As an indication, this should give a jpeg image size of 2mb or more.
- Avoid compressing the images if possible as this creates distortion when printing litho.
- Please don't upsize the images yourself as it will also affect the printed outcome.
Exhibiting for the first time? Below is some advice we send out to new participants.
Preparing Your Home
Please remember to insure yourselves for public liability for this weekend if you have not already done so. You can do this for a small amount via Artists Newsletter online, which will give you public liability cover for 12 months.
The Nunhead Art Trail will take no responsibility for injury to members of the public or artworks when visiting venues.
It is worth carrying out a basic health & safety check before you open your doors - ie, trip hazards, etc. Remember that toddlers could be coming in with their parents.
Put up ‘Private’ signs so visitors don’t stumble into private areas.
We advise you to print out a disclaimer to display in your house/studio, although this is not a substitute for insurance cover.
Try and ensure that at least 2 people are present during the event visiting times.
Think about having business cards to hand out.
Have a visitors' book for people to leave contact details. If you had one last year, look through it and email them with the dates NOW!
Have the prices prominently displayed close to the work or handouts with contact details.
Get a supply of packaging ready for wrapping work you sell during the weekend.
Paying For Art
Easy to overlook the first time you open your house, but a cash box becomes a necessity - often within the first few hours of opening. You will also need to get some small change from the bank in advance - £5 notes are particularly useful as people often pay with £10 notes for small items.
Your will also need a sales book, listing all your artists’ names and carefully writing down all sales for each artist. If possible, it is also good to write down the name and contact details of visitors making the purchases - especially if they are large purchases.
More and more people want to make payment by card and you may miss out on a sale if visitors are not able to make an instant payment. Have bank details to hand.
The Art Trail wishes to enthusiastically thank our 2017 supporters, without whom none of this would be possible:
Property In.com, The Arterie Picture Framers, Hollydale Primary school, the family of Ingrid Andrew, The Ivy House Pub, The Waverley Arms, The Old Nun's Head, Creative Nunhead, Nunhead Osteopathy Practice, Ayres Bakers, Rat Race Cycles, A.G Flowers, Pete Dennis, Jerkiz Restaurant, Jolanta Jagiello, Tracey@nunheadarts, The Peckham Peculiar, Nunhead Cemetery, Sorrell Landscapes, Ivydale Primary School, Tim Hilton Handyman, Joan Byrne, Lewis Schaffer and Nunhead American Radio, Southwark Council, the wonderful Lulu of Dzine, and Garry Parsons.
Would you like to advertise in our 2018 brochure? The Nunhead Art Trail has rapidly established itself as one of the highlights of the local calendar. We have a strong social media following and this year we will be distributing 5,000 brochures. If you are a local business, trader, craftsperson, tutor, etc. and would like to advertise in the brochure, please contact us with your details.