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.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

April - September - 11am - 5pm
October - March - 11am - 4pm
Wed-Sun (Closed Mon Tues)

NB: Exhibition days may vary. Check our website www.cgplondon.org for the exact days.

Admission charges

FREE ADMISSION

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.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Megan Broadmeadow - Eyes Only (2018)

Megan Broadmeadow // Seek-Pray-Advance, Episode 1: Eyes Only

  • 21 March — 29 April 2018 *on now

Inspired by recent UFO religious leaders, and records of hallucinations from across human history, Seek-Pray-Advance, Episode 1: Eyes Only is the first chapter of an aggregative national touring exhibition by Bristol-based artist Megan Broadmeadow co-commissioned by CGP London and QUAD, Derby. This immersive, labyrinthine exhibition explores the complex and blurred zones between religious epiphany, alien contact and delusional disorder.

This intergalactic tale investigates the human condition of belief, asking if we are really ‘alone’; what about the others that exist within us, the others created by society; the others to whom we must listen and obey?

In this, the premier episode of Broadmeadow’s largest work to date, we are introduced to the characters of Seek-Pray-Advance; an eclectic cast of players including The Ordinary Person, The Mother of all Personas and The Anguine Twins who all interact with a curious cosmic box, the contents of which connects the Earth and universe.

Broadmeadow’s cast are developed from a wealth of mythical hybrid tropes, referencing 1950s sci-fi blockbusters, ancient scripture, Jungian theories and contemporary culture.
Seek-Pray-Advance is an interdisciplinary artwork comprising of installation, video, performance and sound. It will unfold as an episodic sequence during 2018-19 across the UK. The show at CGP London marks the departure point for the work, travelling onto Green Man Festival for Episode 2 (August 2018) then will culminate with Episode 3 at QUAD, Derby in Autumn 2019.

Alongside conventional research Broadmeadow has developed this work through an intensive period structured around a workshop-led process in collaboration with artists, singers and dancers. Through which Megan has created an Sci-fi Choir whose performances at Arnolfini, Bristol, provide the soundtrack to the exhibition and shall feature throughout the touring exhibition.

The Sci-fi Choir will perform live during the exhibition tour at spin-off events across the UK. An EP of soundscapes created for the exhibitions and featuring the choir is scheduled by Paper Folds in Bristol in 2019.

Each episode will be accompanied by an exploratory text written by researcher and curator Lucy A. Sames, investigating key themes within the exhibitions and those of Megan’s ongoing research into the occult, extra-terrestrial and religious experience.
Artist Talk: Thursday 26 April, 7pm.

Megan Broadmeadow in conversation with Jamie Sutcliffe, writer and co-editor of Strange Attractor Press.

Sunday 18 March also sees the launch of a new public art commission in Southwark Park by Alec Finlay. More information: https://cgplondon.org/questions-answers-southwark-park/

Admission

Exhibition dated: 21 March 2018 - 29 April 2018, Wed-Sun, 11am-5pm

Website

http://www.cgplondon.org

John Walter - A Virus Walks Into a Bar. HD Video (still) 20’
(2017). Courtesy John Walter.

John Walter // Capsid

  • 13 May 2018 3-6pm
  • 17 May — 8 July 2018

CAPSID is the latest multi-media maximalist installation by London-based British artist John Walter (b.1978), best known for Alien Sex Club. Presenting a compelling, sometimes riotous and often surreal world incorporating 250 works of art, CAPSID is the result of collaboration between Walter and molecular virologist Professor Greg Towers of University College London. This major exhibition addresses a crisis of representation surrounding viruses such as HIV, by bringing new scientific knowledge about viral capsids to the attention of the wider public. In turn, this scientific knowledge is enabling Walter to innovate artistic concepts such as collage, colour field painting and pattern-making. John Walter // CAPSID is co-commissioned by CGP London and HOME Manchester. Supported by a Large Arts Award from Wellcome and Arts Council England Grants for the Arts. (CGP, London, 17 May – 8 July 2018 and HOME, Manchester, 10 Nov 2018 – 6 Jan 2019). Published alongside this exhibition is the new HOME publication CAPSID.

Capsids are protein shells contained within viruses that help protect and deliver viruses to host cells during infection. The project uses the imagery and narratives associated with the ground breaking scientific research around capsids to create a new immersive installation featuring drawings, paintings, prints, sculptures, costumes, videos, film and sound, with emphasis on privileging the handmade, the awkward and the asymmetrical.
CAPSID builds on Walter’s previous projects, including Alien Sex Club (2015), in which he sought to update the discussion around HIV.

As John Walter says:
‘Virology has a lot to teach us about how ideas and cultural forms are spread, how they inveigle themselves into existence and how they mutate in order to survive. It seems to be that discussion of memes is hackneyed at this point and so going deeper into the science is a way of refreshing the discussion.’

For further press information and images please contact Alison Wright: E: alison@alisonwrightpr.com T: 07814 796 930

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

free

Getting there

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

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

Website

www.cgplondon.org

E-mail

admin@cgplondon.org

Telephone

020 7237 1230

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