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 Welcome to Sprout Arts, a self funding community arts space, bringing art and crafts to life, in Furzedown.

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Barrie Temple

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 'Summer Travels’





Born in Cheshire, Barrie studied at Edinburgh College of Art before moving into the advertising business, where his work in design provided structure and discipline to his artistic development in his formative years. 

Winner of the Royds prize for painters working in advertising, his work now hangs in Public & Private Institutions – Ministries, Banks, Universities, Private Members Clubs, as well as in many businesses, hotels, hospitals, restaurants and private collections in USA - from Florida to California;  Europe - including UK, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, France & Spain; plus in Canada, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. 

He has made a speciality of painting in series, of subjects and moods. Watercolour has long been his preferred medium rather than oils because it is faster, capturing the freshness, immediacy and excitement he gets out of a subject.


Exhibitions include:  

UK:  Medici Gallery, London. Holland Gallery; London. Phillips Contemporary Art Sale & Auction, London.V & A Museum [Friends Room] London, Pump House Gallery, Battersea, London. The Wykeham Galleries, Stockbridge, Hants.    

Hong Kong  HK & Shanghai Hotels. The American Club.     The China Club.     

USA  Women's Travel Club, Miami, Florida.    

Canada  Gable Gallery, Toronto.  

Malta  The National Museum of Fine Arts, Valletta.     Malta University.


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Artist in Residence / workshops


Follow the Furzedown Fleece!

2nd - 21st August 2022

Follow the journey of transforming a raw fleece and making wool on a spinning wheel. Featuring textiles, tapestries and weaving skills. 

The natural fleeces are locally sourced from city farms or from sheep farmers and breeders beyond London. Historically British wool was renowned for high quality. It is used for knitting and crochet work, weaving and carpets, clothing and upholstery. The journey of transforming a raw fleece through to usable yarn involves many different steps, many decisions and lots of skills, much specialised equipment, and a whole other vocabulary. 

You can have a go yourself at all stages of these traditional activities. Friends from the Vauxhall City Farm Spinners and the London Guild of Spinners and Weavers will run drop-in sessions to try your hands at carding and drop spinning, workshops to learn and practice spinning with a wheel, tapestry weaving techniques, demonstrations of spinning, plying, carding and blending. There will be a fun 'Drop-spinning challenge' with a leaderboard and the chance to win a prize! Or just pop in to enjoy watching the traditional craft work by experienced and expert practitioners in spinning and weaving. There will also be a Tapestry exhibition on the theme of the over-use of plastic and recycling to view.

The workshops are on 4th, 10th and 17th of August. These need to be booked in advance through Sprout with a payment of £10, additional materials and equipment kits are payable on the day.

Thursday 4th August - Spinning Workshops:
An introduction to spinning with Penny Walsh, morning session for children and families, afternoon for adults.

Wednesday 10th August - Weaving workshops:
An introduction to spinning with Aruna Reddy, morning session for children and families, afternoon for adults.

Wednesday 17th August - Knitting and advanced spinning workshops:
Advanced spinning for adults in the morning. Knitting for children with Geraldine Kelly in the afternoon.

Please email Sprout for further details or to reserve your place


Sprout Arts Team x

Sprout Year 2020

Looking back at 2020…
A very different year but still a creative and eventful one in Sprout. We didn't manage our 10 year birthday celebrations which were planned for May but hopefully we can celebrate in 2021. Considering we were closed for more than half the year, we crammed as much as possible in when we could!
We began the year with our Artists in residence in January followed by our winter Art Loan event, launched Jane’s Furzedown Book Swap initiative, created window displays to brighten up Moyser Road whilst we were closed and even showcased the Graveney Year 10 art students’ talent again in the summer.
We finally managed to host our annual Secret Postcard community fundraiser after rescheduling several times, and managed to host some of the scheduled artist exhibitions when we could open in the Autumn, albeit briefly.
We ended the year with our Christmas market, which unfortunately came to a halt sooner than planner when Tier 4 rules came into force, but we had good run and still had the chance to support our local artists, designers and makers again.
Thank you all for your continued support and wish you a happy and healthy New Year.
The Sprout Arts Team x


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Textiles Workshop

Make a landscape card in print & stitch

Monday October 3rd and 10th: 10.00am - 12.30pm in Sprout Arts on Moyser Road


A small and friendly practical workshop for up to 5 participants who enjoy the medium of print and stitch. We will create a landscape scene suitable for framing or for very special greeting cards. Led by local fabric artist Sue Owen @suestextiles

In session One we will explore mark making and print techniques. In session two prepared fabrics are used to build landscapes from your photos or your imagination with the option of incorporating some hand stitching. No previous experience is required and most materials will be provided. You will be contacted before the first workshop with a list of additional resources you may choose to bring along.

Cost per session £50 for the two sessions (£5 discount for Sprout members).

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Poetry at Sprout
Friday bi-monthly, 
7-9pm at Sprout Arts

Upcoming dates for 2022: Sept 2; Nov 4; January 6 2023 

Do you have a favourite poem? 


Previously called Pas-on-a-poem! Poetry At Sprout (PAS) will next meet at 7.00pm on Friday at Sprout Arts.
Bring a favourite poem - by someone else not your own poetry - to our friendly group and be amazed! If there is time, after an interval we'll read any further poems that people have brought, so bring a spare. Please let us know the title and author of your first poem a couple of days ahead so we can draw up an initial running order.

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“We don’t read poems because, like bran flakes, they’re good for us; we read them because we love them – and if you haven’t found a poem you really love, keep looking and I am sure you will.” Erica Wagner


74 Moyser Road


SW16 6SQ

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Sprout can be found on the corner of Moyser Road and Ribblesdale Road.

Nearest tubes: Tooting Broadway station and G1, 333 or 57 bus, or Tooting Bec and 319 plus a short and lovely walk through the woods.


The Sprout Team

Post : 74, Moyser Road, Furzedown, SW16 6SQ

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Sprout Community Arts Ltd

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Registered address : 74 Moyser Road, Furzedown, London SW16 6SQ


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