|2015 ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’
We transformed the Common into a studio gallery, bringing the art of London’s major art Museums: National, Tate Modern and Tate Britain, to inspire our local community. We hosted over 1600 people who were guided in their creative endeavour by 150 enthusiastic volunteers. You could work with the Chislehurst Artists and paint likeTurner, oil pastel a Constable-like scene of the Common with the Trustees, paint a Kandinsky with a four foot brush, graffiti a t-shirt like Banksy or colour a badge like Peter Blake. Two favourite activities were to pipe a Mondrian design on a graham cracker or splatter and splat like Jackson Pollock. The day was filled with sculpture, painting, drawing, carving, weaving and being entertained by puppets, local musicians and indulging in home-made cakes and a BBQ from our local butcher Higgs.
The day was generously sponsored by The Chislehurst Society and JDM Estate Agents. We in turn were able to donate £4000 to the Trustees of Chislehurst Commons.