Bussey Building throws open its doors once again Saturday 1st – Sunday 2nd December.

Throughout the weekend, visitors can see artists at work and shop their artworks, whilst also visiting Etsy Made Local’s Christmas Fair and Peckham Salvage Yard – making Copeland Park a one-stop destination for Christmas shoppers seeking original and handmade gifts.

The most fascinating part of Copeland Park & Bussey Building are the studios themselves – where things are made, built and created. Twice a year, Bussey Building’s artists display their works in progress and discuss them with curators, collectors and the public. Bussey Winter Open Studios is an invitation to discover the working environment of a diverse selection of emerging and established Peckham-based artists and to take a sneak peek at their latest work.

Winter Open Studios showcases the vibrancy of artists here; illustrating their individual practices and vision, and highlighting how they fit into the collective force of the community.

Katrina Russell-Adams says, “I’ve been in the Bussey now for nine months and during that time have discovered more about the Copeland community and people that work here and what they do behind the closed doors. There is a huge amount of talent and creativity here that should be celebrated, so we (the creatives) want to give others the opportunity to have a walk around this amazing historical Peckham building and discover what goes on behind those doors; whilst importantly supporting local independents by picking up some Christmas gifts along the way.”

The event is all about visiting studios, meeting artists and makers, seeing them at work, browsing completed works and seeing work in progress – and even trying your hand at making something for yourself. A wide range of art, ceramics, sculpture, furniture, costume, fashion and jewellery will be on display and also available to buy – perfect if you’re an early bird Christmas shopper.

Full list of artists

More over the weekend

Etsy Made Local

Coinciding with Bussey Winter Open Studios, Etsy Made Local also join us. Their London Peckham Christmas Fair is here from Friday 30th November to Sunday 2nd December. There will be 80 carefully selected stalls, offering vintage, custom and unique designs for the whole weekend. Also expect Christmas wrapping, live music and carol singers!

Christmas Salvage Yard

On Sunday 2nd December, we’ll also be saying, ‘Merry Fleamas!’ with Peckham Christmas Salvage Yard. Rummage through a selection of salvaged treasures from over 60 handpicked vintage traders, all with original festive gift ideas, vintage decorations, wrapping paper, unique stocking fillers and all manner of yesteryear winter wonderment.

Social drinks

Meanwhile, Social will be getting in the party spirit, serving up the Social White Christmas Mojito, mulled wine and classic cocktails, as well as craft beers, and specialist tea and coffee blends.  Bottoms up!

The whole weekend is free entry. Join us to kick off the festive season and get all your Christmas shopping done under one roof.