Open Your Art
Art Trail at South Croydon Station
An abundance of artworks have appeared in waiting rooms, along platforms and railings at South Croydon station. The rail company GTR approached Studio Upstairs, inviting us to help improve the look and feel of South Croydon Station. A diverse group of artists, all members of Studio Upstairs, responded to a call for artworks that would comfort, inspire, and connect with people passing through the busy suburban station. The art trail of images includes striking large-scale posters, intimate and reflective pieces, art with a tongue-in-cheek message, plus a cosmos of colourful bubble-shaped stickers.
The artists in this exhibition are members, volunteers and workers from Studio Upstairs. We are a therapeutic arts community with studios in Croydon, Dalston and Bristol. We support people experiencing mental health difficulties to find artistic expression and personal creativity.
This exhibition has been generously supported by: Southern Print Foundry Lab, LION Picture Framing Supplies Ltd, Kit Oates Photography
Also, huge thanks to: Sarah Dean, Snapped Arts; Mary Gauthier, songwriter; Andy Keane, installer and Whitney at South Croydon