Cafe Gallery

Cafe Gallery
centre of Southwark Park
Greater London
SE16 2UA




020 7237 1230

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Former park cafe refurbished by the Bermondsey Artists' Group (Est.1984) to provide a purpose built art gallery and educational facility within Southwark Park.

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Opening hours

April - September - 12am - 6pm
October - March - 11am - 4pm
Wed - Sun

Closed: Mon Tues

Admission charges


Additional info

The gallery provides good physical access and facilities, however if you have any particular access requirements please contact the gallery before your visit. Assistance dogs welcome.Full disabled access.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
sites of collective memory, exhibition, south london, gallery, temporary, installation, contemporary art


  • 9 July — 10 August 2014 *on now

Each work takes testimony as its starting point, reflecting on personal experiences of iconic and historic moments – the bombing of Hiroshima, the massacre of Polish Roma in WWII and the 7/7 London bombings – and in contrast, the private experiences passed down through British Romani families. The artists have worked closely with witnesses, survivors and storytellers in the making of each work: Shona Illingworth has been in dialogue with a 7/7 survivor to explore the effects of trauma on the individual and the media's manipulation of this traumatic event on society at large. Overall the exhibition considers how representations of history and culture are shared and influenced in our collective consciousness.

The works employ diverse animation techniques, with images and film footage manipulated to create complex films that evoke the drama of the stories being told. Jordan Baseman abstracts footage shot of the sky in Hiroshima using stop motion techniques to create a space for contemplation. Delaine Le Bas and Damian James Le Bas are working with award-winning animator Katerina Athanasopoulou to produce their first animated work – one that will be reminiscent of tapestry, weaving together archival imagery, hand drawn animation and live action. The artists will be giving expression to human experience through their exploration of the possibilities of the medium.

Alongside the exhibition at each of our partner venues there will be discussion events with the artists and workshops for young people to further draw people in to the themes of the work. There will also be limited edition prints produced from the works.

Sites of Collective Memory is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Suitable for

  • Any age



southwark park, southwark, se16, london


  • 16 — 24 August 2014

Prize giving: 1 - 1:30pm | 16 August

Our thanks to sponsors Bermondsey and Rotherhithe Community Council and United St. Saviour's Charity.

Suitable for

  • Any age