Steve Wilde Sprout SQ

Liminal Life

Steve Wilde

23rd May to 3rd June

Private View: Tuesday 23rd May 6 to 8:30pm

About Steve
I've been painting for 5 years and I am self-taught, aside from a two-year graphic design course in the 90s in a vain attempt to retrain after being made redundant from a 15-year career in bookshops. I ended up working in IT for 15 years instead... Until I was made redundant again. This time voluntarily and I retired and started to paint abstracts based on the weathered walls I had been photographing off and on for years.
About The Show
I like to walk to get inspiration for my paintings and that inspiration mostly comes from the weathered textures nature leaves on man-made structures. Usually in neglected, derelict or industrial areas. The liminal spaces, the edge lands, where the city meets the countryside. Below the pylons, across the landfill and marshes.
These paintings are drawn from walks along the Thames in Essex. Inside the disused parts of the International Cruise Terminal at Tilbury, past the London Container Terminal, to the RSPB Rainham Marshes [which nestle between the Thames, the High-Speed Rail link and the A13] and the oil storage depots on Canvey Island.


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The Affordable Art Show

6th to 18th June - Private View Tues 6 June 6:30 to 8:30

Part of Wandsworth Art Fringe 2023 - Our biggest yet ‘Affordable Art Exhibition’ with artworks under £200 and more than 50 artists taking part this year. The Private View is Tuesday 6th June and the show runs until Sunday 18th June, open daily 11am to 5pm.

Abigail Lipski
Agnieszka Matras
Andrea Robinson
Angela van der Bergh
Ann Cady
Anna Pieniazek
Charlotte Clowes
Christopher Lessware
Claire Chandler
Derek Lomas
Diane Kinsella
Emily Wright
Ewa Badurek
Gill Stockbridge
Gina Musa
Harriet Fredman
Iain Selwyn Reeves
Jacqueline Merry Bernard
Jane Tingle
.Ian Lillicrap
Jane Richards
Jin Shuxiang Farrall 
Julia Atkinson
Julie Proctor
Kate Marsden
Katie Parsons
Linda Firth
Linda Latter
Lindsay Whitelaw
Lucinda Denning
Lynn Selwyn Reeves
Margaret Donaldson
Margo Random
Maria Storey
Michelle Baharier
Monica Mardare
Pete Solari
Ronnie Hackston
Sam Wood
Sonia Thomas
Sophie Gainsley
Stephen Owen
Sue Owen
Sue Pearson
Susan Barnard
Susan Spencer Hayter
Susan Walker
Susheel Basra
Thomas Cozens
Tracey Downing
Tracey Paterson
Uki Otake
Virginia Waterhouse



To celebrate life being back to normal, we'd like this year's Fringe Exhibition to host a bevy of Workshops, to have Sprout abuzz with activity against the backdrop of works by our talented artists. We will be running these creative workshops during our Affordable Art Show, please visit our Workshop page for full details and how to book HERE:



With Tracey Downing - Tuesday 6 June 1pm to 3pm

Join Tracey Downing at the Sprout Gallery on Tuesday afternoon to get creative in your take-home concertina sketchbook, with collage, paint and words.

You will take away with you your very own concertina sketchbook so you can continue at home. We will learn how to make a simple one too, something that you can take anywhere with you to help grow your creative practice be it writing or drawing or both! For full details visit our Activities/Workshop page 



With Claire Chandler - Wed 7 June, 7pm to 9pm

Join Claire Chandler at the Sprout Gallery to explore artists sketchbooks, then get creative with a range of materials to make your own!

Look at some well known artists' sketchbooks, start your own and use it to experiment with materials, explore new ideas and inspire your creativity. This introduction on how to create and enjoy using a sketchbook will be led by artist Claire Chandler. who had a very successful exhibition in Sprout earlier this year. For full details visit our Activities/Workshop page


Neurographic Art

With Tammy-Rose Baker - Thursday 8th June 12pm to 1pm

Mindfulness and relaxation lunchtime Workshop - Neurographic art is a cathartic meeting with your unconscious that unfolds through drawing, a beautiful meditative process based in mindfulness. It bypasses the rational thinking mind and able to reach deep into hidden layers of one’s psyche. Your unconscious, ordinarily inaccessible, is opened up. New neural networks are formed in the brain. What you thought is impossible suddenly becomes a reality. You can take your art creation home with you. 

See our Activities Page for details . Cost £5 email Sprout to book




Collage Card-making Workshop

With Katie Parsons - Friday 9th June, 4 to 5pm

Join Katie for a FREE hour-long workshop, creating cards using collage. For adults and accompanied children, no need to book - just drop in



Creative Mending Workshop - inspired by Japanese techniques

With Lucille Acevedo-Jones - Thursday 15 June, 6 - 9 pm

Learn how to mend your clothes in a unique and creative way, inspired by Japanese techniques with Lucille Acevedo-Jones!

Lucille will guide you through the process of visible mending, referencing Sashiko stitching and Boro patching, drawing on experience from her 20 year career as costume designer, clothes maker and upcycler. 

This workshop is perfect for anyone who wants to learn a new skill, upcycle their clothes, or simply enjoy a fun and creative evening. No prior experience is necessary, just bring an item of clothing you would like to mend or practice on. All other materials will be provided.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to save clothes from landfill and create something beautiful. Book your spot now and visit our Activities page!

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Wandsworth Arts Fringe - 9th to 25th June 2023

Wandsworth Arts Fringe bursts into life for 17 brilliant days each June, shaking up South West London with an eclectic programme of arts & culture that thrills, moves and inspires audiences from across the city. Sprout is looking forward to taking part with exhibitions and workshops!


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19th to 25th June

In collaboration with Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees, we have a community exhibition to celebrate the power and meaning of Compassion for Refugee Week.

This community exhibition at Sprout Arts features works by artists with lived experience of seeking sanctuary and brings together work by refugees, schools, organisations, professional artists and the community. Open from 20th - 25th June.

Wandsworth Welcomes Refugees aims to work with everyone in the community to provide sanctuary to refugees and asylum seekers and to raise awareness of their situations to achieve positive change in Wandsworth and beyond.Come and visit with your school, community group, friends and family! 

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