Exhibition Furzedown Oak Sept 2013

An Exhibition by Furzedown Oak Tree Group 

24 - 28 September 2013

Tuesday - Saturday 11am -5pm (7pm on Thursdays)


Working alongside artist Jacques Nimki the Guardians of Common Knowledge, a group of local young people, have been exploring the natural and social heritage of Tooting Bec Common. Through a series of multimedia artworks, this exhibition illustrates their ongoing research into one of London’s most unique green spaces.
Guardians of Common Knowledge are Tejui Parajiea Joe Herley, Jess Gell, Hamza Javaid and Catherine Parkes.
Presented by UP Projects as part of Common Knowledge: Secret Garden Projects, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.



Earlier this year, a 120 year old American red oak was felled on Furzedown Rec.  Twelve large pieces of timber were saved.  A group of local residents and artists formed with the idea of transforming the loss of the Oak into another reason to love Furzedown: a community project and a sculpture trail in and around our area.

Sprout Arts are delighted to show the works from our Local Oak Tree Group. They will have an exhibition celebrating trees in general and the Oak in particular.  

School classes will be enjoying workshops during the week and there will be open drop-in after school workshops from 3.45-4.45 pm each day for printing and making. 


Thursday 26 September from 7 to 9 on there will be a 'Private View' (open to all!) with drinks, and story-telling.

Saturday 28 September from 1.30 to 5.00 there will be a drop in workshop for families.


Gwyn Jones,our gardening guru,also has a gorgeous horticultural raffle up his sleeve.