Art is everywhere this June

Published Friday 7 June by Owen

This month Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 is all about the visual arts with literally hundreds of artworks, exhibitions, projects and more happening across the borough. 

June starts with one of the gems of London's cultural calendar and the return of E17 Art Trail. From 1-16 June over 8000 artists, makers, performers and creative types will be part of more than 400 exhibitions in venues in and around Walthamstow. No in its 15th year, the Art Trail offers something for everyone with a jam-packed guide full of incredible art. 

As part of this years E17 Art Trail we welcome Artemisia to Wood Street Library. The National Library has selected the Waltham Forest Library as the final stop on their grand tour of Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Wood Street The tour has seen the picture visit a Yorkshire GP surgery, a Newcastle girls high school, a Glasgow Women’s Library and a women’s prison. 

This week we were also proud to add two additional artworks as part of Ways of Seeing, a borough-wide exhibition of artworks from the Government Art Collection, in Vestry House Museum. Artworks by Turner Prize winner Rachel Whiteread and Cornelia Parker are now open to enjoy alongside over 60 other artworks by 33 international artists. 

Later this month we then welcome Art Night to Walthamstow. For one night only Art Night will Transform Walthamstow into a nocturnal wonderland of new and exciting art projects. There will be sound systems on rooftop carparks, flamboyant processions, performances in playgrounds and so much more. Art Night is free and open to all and we hope you will join us for a big art party on Saturday 22 June. 

Grab your maps and guides this month and head out to find some art in the borough. And don't forget to tag us on your journey and share your favourite artworks using #wfculture19. There is plenty happening this month but this is just the start there will be much more in the way of visual arts coming soon.