Monday 3 October 2022

London by Urban Sketchers - Open Exhibition 8-16 October at The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park


Sketch by Isabel Carmona

As we approach the end of our 10th Anniversary Celebration Year, Urban Sketchers London are showcasing our work in an open exhibition. 

Come and be inspired by urban sketching! 

London by Urban Sketchers

Open Exhibition

Saturday 8 - Sunday 16 October 2022

11am - 6pm daily

At The Art Pavilion in Mile End Park E3 4QY

The Art Pavilion in Mile End Park
Photo courtesy of Visit London

Who are urban sketchers?

Urban Sketchers is a friendly all-volunteer network of people from all walks of life around the world who draw the cities they live in and travel to. Our mission is to ‘Show the World, One Drawing at a Time.’

Urban Sketchers London (USk London) is one of more than 300 chapters of urban sketchers worldwide. We organise monthly sketch walks (also known as ‘sketchcrawls’) in London which are completely free to attend – no registration or membership required. Our activities are publicised here on our blog and on our social media accounts -- you'll find links to Urban Sketchers London on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at the end of this blog post.

The Urban Sketchers Manifesto

What’s happening at The Art Pavilion?

Over 100 works of art will be on show, all drawn by urban sketchers, in London, on location, as per the Urban Sketchers manifesto. Some of the artwork will be for sale. 

In addition to the exhibits, we will be running several urban sketching activities. You are welcome to join in any and all of them: 
  • Urban sketching demonstrations (see schedule below)
  • A large scale communal artwork (material for this will be provided), and
  • A typical Urban Sketchers London 'sketchcrawl'. 
You’re free to watch the demonstrations, or bring your own art materials and draw along with us. 

We will also hold our monthly 'sketchcrawl' in Mile End Park on Saturday 15 October. We'll start by meeting at the Art Pavilion at 11 am. See the sketchcrawl blog post for more details.  

There is no need to register for any of these activities. Just turn up with your art kit!

Exhibition hours and the private view

The exhibition will run from Saturday 8 October to Sunday the 16th, open daily from 11 am till 6 pm.

A private view for exhibitors and their friends and family will take place on Sunday 9 October from 4.30 to 7.30 pm. 

Sketch by Ray Chan

Demonstration and sketch walk schedule

Sun 9 October    Demos         12-1pm and 3-4pm
Thu 13                Demo           3-4pm
Fri 14                  Demo           3-4pm
Sat 15                 Sketchcrawl 11am-1pm and 2-3.30pm
Sun 16                Demos          12-1pm and 3-4pm

Any questions? just drop us an email!

Sketch by Lis Watkins

How to get there

By public transport

Mile End Underground Station is on the District and Hammersmith & City lines. Connect at Whitechapel for the Elizabeth Line.

The 25, 250, 277 and 425 buses stop in Mile End Road. For their routes, locations of bus stops and real-time bus locations, please visit the Transport for London website.

By car

There is very little car parking near Mile End Park. The local streets operate a permit system for residents. Limited parking is available at Bow Wharf, to the north of the Art Pavilion.

Sketch by Jane Cradock-Watson

See you at the exhibition!

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2012 - 2022

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