Simply Red and Green, Luxmore Gardens

August 29th and 30th, 2pm – 5pm
Luxmore Gardens, SE14

On Saturday, Brockley Central went along to the Tea & Make fete – a jolly, village green-style affair on the front lawn of St Saviour’s, Honor Oak. Children drew monsters, adults ate chocolate and vice versa. It’s just one of the many local community arts and crafts events that seem to have proliferated in the last few years.

Next weekend, you can help redecorate Luxmore Gardens as part of an event organised by the Lewisham Arthouse and funded by the Brockley Assembly, called ‘Simply Red and Green’. Organiser Sara explains:

We hope to welcome members of the community of all ages along to help turn the gardens into a work of art!

Everyone is invited to see how a visually stunning installation emerges. Lewisham artists will create an exciting, red sculptural installation made of discarded fabrics, tired old cloth, any unwanted material that will be painted simply red and set against the park’s existing natural green.

Placing colours together can intensify each another. This is called ‘simultaneous contrast.’ In other words ‘it can make your eyes go funny!’

Apart from the RED installation other activities such as making animals, flowers, caterpillars, butterflies, and birds will take place, which will be artfully added aside other surprises.