The island is home to 16 art studios. The artists work in a range of mediums including painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, sculpture, mixed media, mosaics, jewellery, hat-making, music, writing, metalwork and ceramics.
Our pint-sized island was once used for the old station master’s and lock keeper’s offices, and originally formed part of Isambard Brunel’s Brentford Dock .
The Johnsons Island studios are surrounded by dappling canal views, colourful narrowboats, a grumpy heron and the occasional flash of a kingfisher. It is a magical, creative space - where history, art and nature are woven together.
To get to Johnsons Island, follow the blue road (Catherine Wheel Road) from Brentford high Street, pass the Brewery Tap Pub before crossing a small footbridge ... and enter into another world.