South London Gallery

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“One of the most elegant art spaces in London”, Adrian Searle, The Guardian

The South London Gallery is an internationally acclaimed contemporary art space which has been free to the public since its foundation in 1891. The gallery opened on its present site on Peckham Road in 1891 as the South London Fine Art Gallery and Library. Its founding mission to “bring art to the people of south London” is a vision which continues to hold true to this day and with a particular emphasis in the past twenty years, in showing challenging new work by emerging and established British and international artists.

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Opening hours

Tuesday-Sunday 11am-6pm
Wednesdays 11am-9pm

Admission charges

Free admission

Additional info

Café & Restaurant

Collection details

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

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The Sunday Spot at the South London Gallery

The Sunday Spot with Elizabeth Graham

  • 24 May 2015 2-4pm *on now
  • 31 May 2015 2-4pm

Throughout May join curator Elizabeth Graham for The Sunday Spot sessions. Explore the current exhibition by Kapwani Kiwanga and her method of displaying, and over the course of the month help to turn the Clore Studio into a dynamic research lab and live archive.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13




Book Launch

Book Launch: Some Place of Avoiding an Animal

  • 27 May 2015 7-9pm

J. A. Harrington, Emma Bennett, Jesse Darling, Susanna Davies-Crook, Kati Kärki, Dorine van Meel, Claire Potter and Erica Scourti launch their collaboratively authored publication entitled Some Place of Avoiding an Animal with an evening of performative readings. The publication has been commissioned by the South London Gallery as part of the Nina Stewart Artist Residency of which Dorine van Meel is the fourth recipient.


£5/£3 conc.


Dorine van Meel in Conversation

Dorine van Meel: In Conversation

  • 3 June 2015 7-9pm

Dorine van Meel is joined in conversation with writer, artist and independent film programmer Lucy Reynolds, to discuss her practice and solo exhibition, Between the Dog and the Wolf, at the South London Gallery, on view in the first floor galleries from 15 Apr - 14 Jun.


£5/£3 conc.


South London Gallery
65-67 Peckham Road
Greater London





020 7703 6120

Recorded information line

020 7703 9799


020 7252 4730

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