On a stroll through Wimbledon, bright and colourful out-of-the-ordinary objects make take you by surprise. To mark the arrival of Love Wimbledon’s Autumn Arts festival, Flying animals have been hung around town and the tree on the station forecourt has been painted a striking pink (and other colours).
We commissioned Wimbledon College of Art student Naomi Bown to paint a deceased tree (to be replaced in November in planting season) on Wimbledon Station forecourt to add some colour to the area but also mark the beginning of an exciting month in Wimbledon Town Centre.
Naomi Jane Bown is a London based artist specialising in brightly coloured prints, patterns and intricate illustrations. Naomi recently graduated from Wimbledon College of Art where she specialised in painting. Her work explores the interplay between bold, bright colours, shapes and lines to form playful objects and patterns. Naomi is inspired by the natural world, childlike faith, joy, play and contemporary art. Visit Naomi’s website here.
Autumn Arts festival is taking place over three weekends in September, on the 13th & 14th, 20th & 21st, and 27th & 28th. In partnerships with Merton Arts Trail and Wimbledon Bookfest, it celebrates the great arts culture that Wimbledon Town Centre has to offer.
A variety of fun arty activities, entertainment and demonstrations have been planned for the three weekends in September, taking place on The Piazza outside Morrisons and, the ArtShed is back hosting local artists and organisations. Local businesses have also got involved in the fun with Centre Court Shopping Centre, Fielders Art Shop, the library, Odeon cinema and Wimbledon Library to name a few, housing art or flying animals.
Other Wimbledon businesses have also participated and are displaying local artists work including Lidl headquarters, The Old Frizzle, All Bar One and YMCA.