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Beaconsfield's holistic vision is to provide a critical space for creative enquiry. Founded to occupy a niche between the institution, the commercial and the 'alternative' the charity maintains a unique venue which has provided a laboratory and presentation space for artists since 1995.

Set up in the former Lambeth Ragged School by artists with a track record for organising grass-roots events, Beaconsfield commissions, and is commissioned, nationally and internationally and has a history of innovative collaboration with other organisations and individuals, on and off-site.

The annual programme typically includes a range of exhibitions, an evening membership club and interventions in public space.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective

Opening hours

Wednesday - Saturday, 11.00 - 17.00
Beaconsfield will be closed 18 + 19 2014 April for the Easter holiday and 7-10 May 2014 due to a private event.

Admission charges


Collection details

Film and Media, Fine Art, Photography

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
John Timberlake, We Are History in progress, Beaconsfield, June 2014

John Timberlake - We Are History

  • 28 June — 30 August 2014 *on now

Closed 16 - 23 July
Preview: Friday 27 June, 6-8.30pm as part of SLAM Fridays

Friday 25 July from 6pm: John Timberlake in conversation
Free. This event forms part of SLAM Fridays – the late night opening of galleries in South London.

Looking upriver from Vauxhall towards the new US Embassy Gardens, above the broad sweep of the Thames hang unusual clouds…

John Timberlake’s new painting project signals the intimate historical relationship between diorama and emergent photographic forms in the context of Beaconsfield’s location, site of painted backdrops staged at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

Visitors with cameras are encouraged to photograph themselves within the installation.

Suitable for

  • Any age