Archway Open House

25 June - 5 July (main Open Day on Saturday 27 June)

The Holloway Arts Festival is delighted to announce the launch of Archway Open House, a new venture exhibiting the work of 29 artists in local venues.

Part of the festival programme for the first time, Archway Open House will see artists open their homes and studios to the public, showcasing their work and giving a series of informal talks. Local venues in the Holloway and Tufnell Park area will be converted into exhibition spaces for the duration of the event, with the main focus being the Archway Island Group Show, with nine artists exhibiting at Archway Methodist Church.

Archway Open House seeks to foster the talent of creative practitioners in the borough by providing them with an opportunity to exhibit their work while forming local networks and furthering their professional development. The participating artists will exhibit a sensitive and engaging body of work in a variety of media including painting, photography and installation.

For further information or if you would like to find out more about participating in next year's Archway Open House please contact [email protected].

Participating artists:

Archway Island Group Show

Emily Ault ~ Jessamyn Bailey ~ Maria Colom ~ Isaac Cordal ~ Jill Tegan Doherty ~Freya Gabie ~ Jo Hill ~ Chris Lane ~ Stella Michael ~ Tutte Newall ~ Frederico Penteado ~ Emma Purchase

Artists showing at other venues

Judy Bould ~ Melanie Mckennel ~ Lucinda Oestreicher ~ Mary Joan Redmond ~ Indigo Star ~ Natalia Samoyprose ~ Sandy Suffield ~ The Other Muswell Hill Stuckists ~ Mrs Vedder ~ Julie Vermeille ~ Christine Wilkinson ~ Fiona Woodcock

Find out about the participating artists and exhibition times

Partner Organisations:

  • Archway Herbal Clinic
  • Islington Time Banks Network
  • Cubitt Gallery and Studios
  • Islington Arts Factory
  • Universettee


We would like to thank everyone who helped make this happen, in particular interns Jamie Bamber, Maria Colom, Jay Jennings, Harriet Jones and Anne Parkes.

Thanks to Angela Stapleford for Urban Shots.

Thanks to all the participating venues and in particular Archway Methodist Hall and the proprietor of 4 and 5 Archway Close whose venues have provided a focal point with the Archway Island Group Show.