CGP LONDON // Dilston Grove

View of large empty church interior with circular window at the end.

Dilston Grove is the former Clare College Mission Church on the Southwest corner of Southwark Park and is Grade II listed. Designed by architects Sir John Simpson and Maxwell Ayrton, it was built in 1911 and is one of the earliest examples of poured concrete construction.

Today, Dilston Grove represents London's only large-scale raw space regularly available to artists.

Venue Type:

Architecture centre, Gallery, Heritage site

Opening hours

During an Exhibition:
April - September - 12am - 6pm
October - March - 11am - 4pm
Wed - Sun

Admission charges

Admission free

Additional info

Access: Dilston Grove provides good physical 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


CGP LONDON // Dilston Grove
Southwest Corner of Southwark Park
Greater London
SE16 2UA




020 7237 1230

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