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Presented by Jenny Catlow and SHAPESLewisham

Exhibition – Creatives of Lewisham

Next event: 7th May 2024

Jenny Catlow is a Deptford based photographer whose work is rooted in storytelling. Through this collaboration with SHAPESLewisham she sought to bring the creatives to life and allow us a glimpse into their worlds and how they create.

How varied each medium is even when it’s the ‘same’. We have such a beautiful wealth of creativity in the borough, from interior designers, illustrators through to leather workers. Each person’s way of expression is so different that it becomes an entirely new thing.

Jenny  hope’s  that these images of creators in their spaces serve as a reminder that everyone has something to offer. Not to just look at a person and make an assumption of who they are as a creative “they must be like this or that”, but rather they have full lives and stories that influence what they do, from the lines on their faces to the smallest stitch on the leather, there are more stories than you could begin to comprehend.

SHAPESLewisham creative network which was conceived as part of the Creative Enterprise Zone initiative and aims to promote, celebrate and connect the creative community in Lewisham.

Lewisham is home to a vast array of diverse, vibrant and ambitious creatives, existing in many different forms across many disciplines. Each project, practitioner and business is unique with its own distinctive personality, offering something special to our local community. From digital and technology to craft and making, creatives are engaging with important ideas through a variety of different spaces, resources and practices.  SHAPESLewisham was conceived with this diversity at it’s heart and aims to provide a platform upon which a creative community can thrive. Our vision is for creatives to engage with each other, feel supported and be connected.

SHAPESLewisham is a growing network and we are continually making new connections with the local creative community. We’re always happy to hear from a  local project, practitioner and business, so get in touch, share your work and register your profile with us.

Find local creatives or join the network for free at

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