CGP LONDON // The Gallery

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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

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Getting there

short walk towards Southwark Park from Canada Water tube and bus station

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.

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Indian ink and enamel on paper called Scheme for Lament

The Mighty Scheme

  • 5 May — 26 June 2016 *on now

For the third in a series of collaborations, Matt’s Gallery & CGP London present The Mighty Scheme, a major solo exhibition by Graham Fagen, his first in London since The Golden Age at the ICA in 2001 and Theatre at The Imperial War Museum in 2000.

The Mighty Scheme presents Fagen’s most ambitious survey exhibition to date, in part comprising a new body of work originally conceived and exhibited as part of the Scotland + Venice, 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale (curated by Lucy Byatt, Director of Hospitalfield, Arbroath). The Venetian works are currently being shown in the historical rooms at Hospitalfield, in Arbroath until the 16 April 2016.

The Mighty Scheme brings together this impressive body of work together with recent works on paper commissioned by Glasgow School of Art as part of GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland and other new work previously unseen.

The Mighty Scheme will span both CGP London galleries in the heart of Southwark Park, presenting an ambitious survey exhibition that will, for the first time, show a selection of Fagen’s most recent work within a formal gallery setting, contrasting the palatial settings in which some of the work has been previously exhibited.

Continuing Fagen’s multidisciplinary approach, his interest in Jamaican history and its relationship with Scottish cultural identity, Fagen will be presenting a new neon work, reading Come into the Garden, and forget about the War, part of an ongoing (unique) series of neon works using this motto written in their relevant site-specific language(s). The exhibition also includes the epic sound and video installation premiered in Venice featuring Dub legend Ghetto Priest and The Scottish Ensemble, ceramics and painting.

Graham Fagen studied at The Glasgow School of Art (1984-1988, BA) and the Kent Institute of Art and Design (1989-1990, MA) and is senior lecturer at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in Dundee. Recent exhibitions include Graham Fagen, Venice Biennale (2015), Cabbages in an Orchard at The Glasgow School of Art (2014); participation in GENERATION: 25 Years of Contemporary Art from Scotland (2015) at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, and In Camera (2015) with Graham Eatough at the Panorama, La Friche, Marseille.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


  • 8 — 24 July 2016

CGP London invites submissions to the 32nd Annual Open Exhibition

The CGP London open exists to encourage artists at all stages of their career from across the UK to submit their work as part of a large-scale annual salon show.

Moving Image submission: Friday 13 June 2016
Digital submissions only via email to

All other art work (non moving image) submission: Saturday 2nd July & Sunday 3rd July 2016.

Private View: Friday 8th July 2016
Exhibition: Saturday 9th July - Sunday 24th July 2016
(Open Wednesday – Sunday 11.00 – 17.00)

Collection dates: Sunday 24th July (PM only), Mon 25th & Tuesday 26th July 2016.


This year’s Open exhibition will be judged by artist Marcia Farquhar.

Full submission guidelines can be found on the CGP London website.


Getting there

short walk towards Southwark Park from Canada Water tube and bus station

CGP LONDON // The Gallery
1 Park Approach
Greater London
SE16 2UA




020 7237 1230

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