Did you experience CAOS in 2018! If you did, then check out the memories of the amazing and very hot two weekends we spent sharing art and televised football with the local community!

You missed CAOS? Shocking! then use the links below to find out more about what happened.

CAOS 2018 was an amazing experience, with over 6000 visits to the locations. There was over 40 artists, with many showcasing the techniques and processes used in creating their art, in free inclusive demonstrations and workshops.

The over 20 locations brought to the public everything from professional art to local heritage, craft stalls to gallery shows. This amazing event could not have happened without YOU, the local businesses and community that supported us.


Thank you and please come again. 

2018 was an easy to follow trail that showcased local arts, heritage and businesses: 

THE CAOS 2018 trail was is a combination of art, workshops, demonstrations, heritage and stunning scenery.

In 2018 we saw more locations, more artists, more workshops all on the trail map that is easy to follow. You can use the downloadable map to plan your route and maps are also available before the event at: Calladoodles in Carshalton High Street, Raff electrical in Wallington, Eagle Framers in Beddington. During the event maps will be available at all locations.


There were free inclusive demonstrations and workshops for children, families and adults : 

Experienced artists conducted family orientated demonstrations and workshops at many of the CAOS locations,. 

The Corner Gallery, Carshalton Beeches had a festival atmosphere, with free workshops run by Squirrels Community Scrap Scheme.. Another key location in Grove Park housed a range of artists that conducted demonstrations as did some of the artists in Oaks Park. There was also further workshops for adults during the week run by Doug Shaw, the free art drop artist.


Plus amazing Professional, affordable, accessable art from outstanding artists : 

CAOSart18 brought together over 40 highly talented artists, in over 20 locations from a rich diversity of backgrounds on an arts trail through Carshalton. This included artists that had exhibited at the prestigious RA Summer Show, Mall and Bankside Galleries.  

The organisers explain, “drawing on the experiences of 2017 we made sure the public once again experienced the hugely talented artists, vibrant community and  cultural heritage Carshalton has to offer.” 


And what an amazing celebration of the work of Pauline Boty 

CAOS collaborated with two local school art departments, Wallington Girls and St Philomenas to encourage students to make A5 collaged works in celebration of the work of Carshalton artist Pauline Boty.

Pauline Boty was born in Carshalton 80 years ago on the 6th March 1938 and became a founder and leading member of the famous British Pop art movement. She sadly died age 28 and her work and influence was largely forgotten, until recently.

The schools exhibited their work in two local art businesses, Frith Frames and Calladoodles, alongside the work of the CAOS artists. This amazing collaboration allowed the work of young artists to be exhibited in professional exhibition spaces alongside the work of established artists and craftspeople. 


 we would like to thank our 2018 sponsors 

 we also like to thank our 2018 partners 

 we would also extend special thanks to 

Disclaimer: Visitors to Carshalton Artists Open Studios (CAOS) mentioned in the map brochure and on this website do so entirely at their own risk. Adults are responsible for the supervision of any children in their care. Those involved with the map brochure or website cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any member of the public during their visits to the studios. Artists’ studios and makers’ workshops are working environments and can be dangerous places, so great care must be taken when visiting them. Whilst every care has been taken in compiling the map brochure and website Carshalton Artists and their sponsors and partners cannot be held responsible for any variations, errors or omissions.

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