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August 2014

Art Therapy Exhibition with Trinity Hospice

Thu 7 August 2014, 10:00 am

As part of Visual Arts Week this summer, Omnibus is pleased to present a showcase of self portraits created during art therapy sessions by Trinity Hospice out-patients. The artists used…

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October 2014

Fun Palaces

Sat 4 October 2014, 2:00 pm

Reserve your FREE place via boxoffice@omnibus-clapham.org or 020 7498 4699 Art and Science are often represented as separate, unconnected entities. Join us at Omnibus for a FREE workshop as part…

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January 2015

Art in the Cafe: Matt Crump

5 - 31 January, 10.00am - 6.00pm

Exhibition open 10am – 6pm. Matt Crump is a multi disciplinary artist living and working from his home studio in vibrant Brixton, London.
Whilst trained in painting and photography, a new lease of creative life has seen him specialise in digital collaging using long forgotten images. His works from various projects are assimilated from antiquarian books and printed material scoured from dusty corners around the U.K and worldwide, with original source material dating as far back as the late 17th Century.

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February 2015

Art in the Café: Ayşe Hasan

Tue 17 February - Mon 16 March, 10am - 6pm

Ayşe Hasan is a photographer and facilitator who uses her skills to support others to discover their creative potential. ‘Memories are not straight line journeys….’ brings together a unique collection of images of reality that presents to us the gestures of human expression: at times quirky, at times richly emotive; be it a family waiting for the ride or those little nuances of daily life, with gestures of silent communication played out amongst people that commonly go unseen.

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March 2015

Art in the Café: Kate Newington

Tue 17 Mar - Mon 13 Apr, 10am - 5pm

Working from memory and from what she observes in her daily life, Kate Newington uses collage, recycled materials and paint to evoke real and imaginary places and spaces. Kate’s work…

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International Colour Day

Sat 21 March, 10am - 5pm
Join us on a dazzling journey as we host a day of workshops, talks and exhibits around the fascinating subject of colour. March 21st is the Equinox - aequus (equal)… Find out more »
April 2015

Visual Arts Easter Workshop: Fruit Feast For The Senses

Tue 7 - Fri 10 April, 10.30am - 12pm

Does red taste of strawberry? Does banana taste of yellow? The Omnibus Visual Arts team would love you to join them over Easter for a series of fantastic fruity feast…

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Art in the Café: Dickson Kaloki – The White Vest

Sat 25 April - Fri 29 May, Mon - Sat, 10am - 6pm

Kaloki was born in 1985 in Kitui District, Eastern Kenya. At two months old, the family moved to Nairobi for a better life . In 2004, after completing secondary school,…

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June 2015

Art in the Café: Chris VanDali

Mon 1 Jun - Tue 7 Jul, Mon - Sat, 10am - 6pm

The Art of VanDalism / Solo Show Graffiti Writer internationally known as VanDali is a young London based Street Artist, well known for painting colourful murals and canvases. VanDali was…

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July 2015

Art in the Café: Lee Johnson

8 Jul - 31 Jul, Mon - Sat, 10am - 6pm

LEE JOHNSON is a printmaker His work mainly centres around two key types of printmaking: woodcuts and etchings (and – a variant of this latter process – aquatints). The works…

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August 2015

Homeless Diamonds Exhibition

Mon 3 - Fri 14 August, Mon - Sat, 10am - 6pm

St Mungo’s Broadway provides a bed and support to more than 2,500 people a night who are either homeless or at risk, and works to prevent homelessness. Homeless Diamonds is…

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October 2015

Fun Palaces

Sat 3 October 2015, 2:00 pm

Thalia and Melpomene: The muses behind the comic and tragic masks. Join us for an afternoon of fun mask making! You will be able to use a variety of materials…

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February 2016

LGBT+ Microfest

Wed 3 February – Wed 17 February
Omnibus marks LGBT+ History Month this February through a diverse programme of theatre, film, visual arts and conversation. Read our Microfest Q&A with Maggi Hambling here. Wilde Without the Boy Cahoots Theatre Company… Find out more »

LGBT+ Film Night

Sat 6 February 2016, 7:30 pm

Hosted by David Dandridge, Omnibus presents a night of thought-provoking shorts about London’s queer spaces. The screenings will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion including David Dandridge and Charlie Cox, bringing together…

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A Statue for Oscar Wilde – An Evening with Maggi Hambling

Wed 17 February 2016, 7:30 pm

“We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars” British painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling, who has delighted and tormented the public and art…

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May 2016

Hangmen Rehanged

Fri 27 May, 7pm - 10pm | Conference: 9am - 6.30pm

Hangmen Rehanged is a performance built around an NT Live screening of Martin McDonagh’s Olivier Award winning play, first produced at the Royal Court Theatre, and then transferred to the West End.

A multi-disciplinary collaboration between the National Theatre, Omnibus, Edible Cinema and Kings College London.

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June 2016

Scribe & Chime

Thu 2 June 2016, 7:30 pm

An exciting showcase for new work from emerging artists and musicians. Listen to some amazing acoustic performers as you wander amongst new tactile art, all in relaxed surroundings.

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Yellow Spot Film Night

Wed 29 June 2016, 7:00 pm

Yellow Spot Collective are back with another Spot Night featuring an array of eclectic short films. This time our panel will shine its light on the ‘Director – Actor Relationship’ answering questions submitted by emerging filmmakers and actors including:

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September 2016

Three Photographers: Wild in the City

Thu 4 Aug - Fri 2 Sep, 10am - 6pm, Free Event
This summer, come along to Omnibus to see the Visual Arts Department's exhibition of photographs of life in and around Clapham and central London. Photographs by Robert Connolly, Ejiro Evwierhoma… Find out more »

Bow Wow Shop (Orpheus Special)

Mon 5 September 2016, 7:30 pm

What is it about the story of Orpheus, and his pursuit of his dead wife Eurydice into the underworld, that has so inspired generations of artists and composers?

At our Bow Wow Shop Michael Glover’s guests will share their passion for the poet.

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October 2016

Fun Palaces

Sat 1 Oct, 11am

Come along to our Fun Palace for an exciting day out filled with music – with family, friends or pets.

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Punk: The Originals

Wed 7 - Fri 7 Oct, 10am - 6pm (excl. Sundays) EXTENDED BY POPULAR DEMAND

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the punk movement, Omnibus are holding an exhibition of iconic yet very personal photographs by Erica Echenberg called Punk: Originals. The series is part…

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Multimedia Exhibition: From Place to Place

Perception Festival

Mon 10 - Sun 16 Oct, 10am - 6pm

E(u)ephemeral Map, a short film by Jana Pacheco and video artist Femke Fredrix With each new travel experience the extent of the archive’s reach increases. As a result, we see an ever-evolving…

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The First Annual Anshu Asthana Memorial Exhibition

Mon 17 Oct - Fri 4 Nov, 10am - 6pm
"Art is not what you see, but you what you make others see." Edgar Degas The First Annual Anshu Asthana Memorial Exhibition celebrates the life of Anshu Asthana and his work… Find out more »
November 2016

Edward Lear – An illustrated tribute

Mon 7 Nov - Thu 17 Nov 2016, 10am to 6pm, Free

Edward Lear left a huge legacy as a musician, a poet, an artist, and an illustrator. Following on from the Bow Wow Shop evening featuring readings from his poetry, live performances…

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Bow Wow Shop (Edward Lear Special)

Mon 7 November 2016, 7:30 pm

This is the second of our multi-faceted events showcasing artistic responses to the work of Edward Lear.

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Marc Wayland: All Over the Place

Fri 18 Nov - Thu 10 Dec 2016, 10am to 6pm. Free

Marc Wayland’s new exhibition at Omnibus displays print based mixed media portraits, where classic arts and crafts meets contemporary printmaking. Wayland deals with important themes around memory in the context…

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January 2017

Brian McClure, Artist in Residence – Travels in Clapham

Wed 4 Jan - Tue 7 Feb, 10am-6pm

Brian McClure, Artist in Residence Travels in Clapham Omnibus presents new work by Brian McClure, Artist in Residence. Brian has been with Omnibus since he dropped in one Saturday afternoon…

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February 2017

Sisterhood: LGBT+ Art Exhibition

6-28 February, 10.00am-6.00pm

A visual art exhibition celebrating LGBTQ+ history month, around the theme of sisterhood.

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March 2017

A Labour of Love

Tue 7 Mar - Fri 24 Mar | 10am-6pm

Inspired by her daughters’ personalities, Deborah Manson’s intricate and colourful heritage quilts are on display in our Common Room.

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April 2017

48 Hours on Clapham High Street: A Photo-Essay

Mon 3 April - Sun 30 April

Award-winning photographer Jim Grover unveils 48 Hours On Clapham High Street, a unique photo-essay and exhibition which captures the complete transformation from day to night of one of South London’s most well-known high streets.

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May 2017

Lewis Lewis: And Always The Horizon

Tue 2 May - Fri 28 May

We are delighted to have the very evocative work of local artist Lewis Lewis on show at Omnibus during the month of May. Lewis was born in Belfast but has…

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June 2017

Drawing Memory : The London Festival of Architecture

Mon 5 – Fri 30 June

Intensely layered and dense London is a key example of how cities and architecture can condense experiences and meld narratives in a rich melting pot of memories. Omnibus and Haptic…

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July 2017


Sat 1 July - Mon 31 July, 10am-6pm daily

New paintings, prints and sculpture by Ruth Dupré and Ruth Franklin. The works in this show are a celebration of almost forty years of enduring friendship between two artists with similar impulses.

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August 2017

Light and Shadow

Tue 8 - Wed 30 Aug, 10am - 6pm

The second annual Anshu Asthana Memorial Exhibition Light and Shadow Paintings by James Brockwell and Tom Downie

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September 2017

South London Villages by Jamie O’Sullivan

Mon 4 - Sat 30 Sep, 10am-6pm

An exhibition of paintings depicting London as a series of villages

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