South London Gallery

South London Gallery
65 Peckham Road
London
Greater London
SE5 8UH
England

Website

www.southlondongallery.org

E-mail

mail@southlondongallery.org

Telephone

Switchboard

020 7703 6120

Recorded information line

020 7703 9799

Fax

020 7252 4730

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Described as 'a mecca for the art pilgrim' by The Independent, the South London Gallery is one of the foremost contemporary art spaces in Britain. Artists shown at the Gallery have included Tracey Emin, Gilbert & George, Gavin Turk, Marc Quinn, Barbara Kruger, Christian Boltanski, Keith Tyson, Saskia Olde Wolbers and Steve McQueen.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Tues-Sun 12.00-18.00. Closed Mondays.

Admission charges

Free admission

Additional info

The South London Gallery re-opens following a building project to improve physical access to the Gallery, provide an education space and reading lounge, and refurbish our main exhibition gallery. The Gallery opening times are Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm - 6pm.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Fine Art, Performing Arts

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Julia Crabtree and William Evans: Antonio Bay

  • 7 June — 14 September 2014 *on now

Following six months as the Nina Stewart Artists-in-Residence in the SLG’s Outset Artists’ Flat, Julia Crabtree and William Evans present an unfurling installation across the first floor galleries, which continues their examination of the relationship between the body and the screen. Their work references the high artifice of B-movies and the spatial logic of cartoon physics as part of an ongoing investigation into the imagery of our collective conscious. As part of this process they subject forms and figures to varying stages of virtual and material transformation, here resulting in theatrical atmospheric smoke being flattened onto carpet and horizon lines being rendered as abstract sculptures.

Julia Crabtree and William Evans are the third recipients of the Nina Stewart Artist Residency. Crabtree and Evans completed their BAs in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martin’s in 2007. In September 2013 Crabtree finished her MA and Evans his MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art. They recently had a solo exhibition, Hyper Bole, at Legion TV, London (2014).

Website

http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/144/Julia-Crabtree-and-William-Evans/991

Last Seen Entering the Biltmore

  • 26 June — 14 September 2014 *on now

Last Seen Entering the Biltmore is a group exhibition which brings together new commissions and existing works that summon ideas of artifice reminiscent of stage sets and scenographic tools. Instead of conjuring illusionary environments, these works knowingly disclose a perspective from the "backstage".

Backstage, in this context, refers to a position that is witness to artistic transformation, experimentation and subversion; a space off-stage or screen where the demands of the centre stage do not apply. Last Seen Entering the Biltmore considers experiences mediated through thresholds such as the TV monitor, cinema screen, theatre curtain, and stage, as well as sets and props - objects suspended between rehearsal and ritual, mimicry and fiction.

Featuring a variety of media including painting, sculpture, film and installation, the exhibited works are less concerned with "the theatre" per se than with "the art of the theatre". This distinction was made by the British playwright Howard Barker and on this occasion is used in reference to instances when theatre is dragged from its confines and explored through another art form.

Website

http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/144/Last-Seen-Entering-the-Biltmore/989

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

REcreative Tour

  • 24 July 2014 2:30-4:30pm *on now

Young people aged 16-25 are invited, once a month, to explore different exhibitions, events, trips or walks across London.

Ever wondered what would happen if you asked a group of contemporary artists to design a crazy golf course? Well you're about to find out.

The next REcreative tour ventures to Croydon for TURF Projects' Putt Putt #2, an outdoor sculpture exhibition of newly commissioned work taking the form of a crazy golf course.

Show Curator and founder of TURF Projects, Alice Cretney, joins the tour to answer questions and tell us more about the exhibition, which features artists; AV Co-op, EXYZT, Natalie Finnemore, Iain Hales, Holly Hendry, Mark Scott-Wood, W A V E Y B O Y Z, WELCHWHITAKER and Liz West. Grab your clubs and curiosity, have a game and - if you're feeling inspired - have a go at designing your very own crazy golf hole.

The group will meet at the South London Gallery at 2.30pm before departing by mini bus to East Croydon.

These tours are ideally suited for 16-25 year olds. Local schools and colleges are welcome to join.

Places are limited, email us to reserve a free spot: scott@southlondongallery.org

Website

http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/recreative-tour-5

The Post Human Era Became a Girl

  • 25 July 2014 7:30-9pm
  • 26 July 2014 3-5pm

There is a limited amount of free tickets available for students from Goldsmiths University. Reservations can be made by calling the desk at the South London Gallery. Student ID must be shown.

The Posthuman Era Became A Girl is a two-day event hosted by the South London Gallery in collaboration with Digital Culture Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London. This event showcases the UK premieres of Ann Hirsch’s Playground and Jenna Suelta’s New Degrees of Freedom, as well as screenings and a contextual discussion.

Fri 25 Jul
Playground is the first UK premier of the play by New York based video and performance artist Ann Hirsch. Drawing on the artist’s own experiences as one of the first generations to really grow up online, the ‘coming-of-age’ story considers the construction of gender and sexuality as lived out through AOL chat rooms in the late 1990s.

Sat 26 Jul
A panel discussion between artists Ann Hirsch and Jenna Suelta, and Luciana Parisi, a reader/convenor of PhD Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths CSS. Accompanied by the UK premier of New Degrees of Freedom, which is a living media project by the Helsinki-based writer and curator Jenna Sutela, with graphic designer Johanna Lundberg and collaborators. Suelta proposes that the body cannot be emancipated online and instead attempts to take up desires of the early internet, this time offline.

Admission

Playground by Ann Hirsch: Fri 25 Jul, 7.30pm, Tickets £8/£5 conc, The George Wood Theatre, Goldsmiths

Panel Discussion with Performance by Jenna Sutela: Sat 26 Jul, 3pm, Tickets £5/£3 conc, Clore Studio

Joint Tickets For Both Fri & Sat £10/£6 conc

Website

http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/the-posthuman-era-became-a-girl-playground

Marmalade Me

  • 30 July 2014 7-9pm

Inspired by the writings of Jill Johnston, this screening brings together film and moving image works in which the theatre’s fourth wall disappears, revealing perspectives that are traditionally concealed from the spectator.

Programmed in collaboration with Julia Crabtree and William Evans and presented in conjunction with both current exhibitions.

Booking is essential. Book online or call 020 7703 6120.

Admission

Tickets from £3.00.

Website

http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/marmalade-me

Play Local Topics: Reem Charif and Mohamad Hafeda

  • 6 August 2014 7-9pm

A monthly forum for anyone interested in play, art, socially engaged practice and everything in between.

Each month a guest speaker presents a topic for discussion, focusing on themes relating to the Play Local project. A crossover between training, a discussion group and a social gathering; this is an opportunity to meet other local people and share ideas amongst the group. Refreshments are provided.

In August, Reem Charif and Mohamad Hafeda from the collaborative platform Febrik return to talk about The Shop of Possibilities as a model for play. The talk is to explore a series of questions linked to play and social participation, searching for a new reading or new models for public spaces to engage in play. What does a participatory playground look like? What is the role of the environment or space in encouraging different types of play? How and where do you play now that the playground or the play room are no longer meant for you?

Reem Charif and Mohamad Hafeda founded Febrik, a not-for-profit collaborative platform for participatory art and design research projects, with a focus on the dynamics and practices of public spaces and the negotiations of right of space of previously unrepresented community groups. Febrik research social playgrounds and invented play as participatory and democratic practices that incite social dialogue and engagement. This exploration has taken place through a series of projects in refugee camps in the middle east and also through the Shop of Possibilities at the South London Gallery, all of which lead to questions about the link between play and resistance in the every day.

Free to attend and open to anyone aged 16 or over. Childcare is available on request.

Booking is essential. Book online or Call 020 7703 6120.

Website

http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/play-local-topics-12

Play Local Topics: Jess Thom

  • 3 September 2014 7-9pm

A monthly forum for anyone interested in play, art, socially engaged practice and everything in between.

Each month a guest speaker presents a topic for discussion, focusing on themes relating to the Play Local project. A crossover between training, a discussion group and a social gathering; this is an opportunity to meet other local people and share ideas amongst the group. Refreshments are provided.

In September, Jess Thom leads the session. She is committed to increasing opportunities for disabled and non-disabled people to share in unusual creative play experiences and will use this as the starting point for her talk.

Jess Thom is an artist, writer, playworker and part time superhero based in London. She graduated from The Royal College of Art in 2005 and has worked as an artist educator and workshop facilitator for The Tate, The South London Gallery and The Chisenhale. Jess Thom is the Project Coordinator at Oasis Children’s Venture, a well-established play organisation in Stockwell. Thom has extensive experience within the adventure play sector with a particular focus on inclusive play.

In 2006 Thom was diagnosed with Tourettes Syndrome, a neurological condition that causes involuntary movements and noises called tics. In 2010 she turned her ‘problem’ into her power when she co-founded Touretteshero, an organisation that celebrates the humour and creativity of Tourettes and shares it with as wide an audience as possible. Touretteshero’s mission is to reclaim the most frequently misunderstood condition on the planet by challenging people to think differently about it, and react creatively to it. In 2013 Thom gave a TEDx talk about Touretteshero at the Royal Albert Hall.

Free to attend and open to anyone aged 16 or over. Childcare is available on request.

Booking is essential. Book online or Call 020 7703 6120.

Website

http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/play-local-topics-15

Julia Crabtree and William Evans in Conversation

  • 10 September 2014 7-9pm

On the occasion of their residency and exhibition, the artists discuss their practice with writer and curator Paul Clinton.

Julia Crabtree and William Evans are the third recipients of the Nina Stewart Artist Residency. Crabtree and Evans completed their BAs in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martin’s in 2007. In September 2013 Crabtree finished her MA and Evans his MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art. They recently had a solo exhibition, Hyper Bole, at Legion TV, London (2014).

The Nina Stewart Artist Residency with the South London Gallery is funded by The Nina and Roger Stewart Charitable Trust.

Booking is essential. Book online or call 020 7703 6120.

Admission

Tickets from £3.00.

Website

http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/julia-crabtree-william-evans-in-conversation

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