Artists At Home Prize Draw Results

Chiswick resident Murray Crawford is the winner this year


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The third weekend in June has become a tradition for art-lovers in Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush. 40 years ago, the local open studio scheme was started by the late Mary Fedden and Julian Trevelyan in their studios on the river. This made it one of the first of its kind in the country. Today, Artists at Home includes 72 artists and covers three square miles.

Photo; Joanna Brendon

From left: Keith Davidson, Louise Mock, Derek Fletcher, Murray Crawford

An important element of the weekend is the John D Wood & Co Prize Draw; anyone visiting 8 or more studios is qualified to enter, with a chance of winning a token to spend at any of the participating studios.

This year, the winner was Murray Crawford. When he moved to Chiswick in 2010, he quickly became an enthusiast of Artists at Home and last year he made a record-breaking tour of all the studios. This year, he took in 40, so the organisers were delighted when Derek Fletcher, Associate Director of John D Wood & Co pulled his name out of the bag at the draw.

Murray writes: I was very pleasantly surprised by the high standard of the art in my local area and bought my first piece from at an artist in the road where I live. Visiting all 54 homes (in 2012) was quite a feat, but I thoroughly enjoyed every one as it was like attending a series of house parties with very friendly very talented and interesting hosts. I am so grateful to John D Wood & Co for sponsoring Artists at Home and I commend this lovely and inspiring weekend to everyone in our local area.

Derek Fletcher says: “I have been associated with Artists at Home for ten years and have enjoyed seeing the organization flourish. It is an integral part of the cultural life of the area and I am proud that John D Wood & Co are the principle sponsors”

 Murray has chosen to spend his token on Smoke-Fired SpiralForm , a ceramic sculpture by Louise Mock and Tower Bridgeand London Assembly Building, a circular panoramic print by Keith Davidson.


 July 12, 2013