South London Gallery

South London Gallrery facade
baby changing facilities icon Wheelchair access icon

“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.

Venue Type:


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

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

Alicia Reyes McNamara: Nowhere Else

  • 7 April — 11 June 2017 *on now

Following six months as the South London Gallery's Graduate-in-Residence in the Outset Artists' Flat, Alicia Reyes McNamara presents her first solo show in a public institution. Reyes McNamara's work aims to challenge incomplete identities constructed by two-dimensional ideas of Latino culture. Her work translates the Mexican American or Chicana identity through her explorations of language as a territory and space to challenge ideas of authenticity within a diaspora. Combining sculpture, painting and video work in the exhibition, Reyes McNamara investigates key texts by Mexican American theorist Gloria E. Anzalúda, Dominican American writer Junot Díaz, and Cuban American poet Gustavo Pérez Firmat.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Erik van Lieshout Untitled

Erik van Lieshout: Three Social Works

  • 7 April — 11 June 2017 *on now

Erik van Lieshout’s work explores themes often rooted in his experience of living and working in the Netherlands but nevertheless relevant to contemporary experience across Europe and beyond. His SLG show brings together works that draw on socio-political observations, marginalised identities and the role of the artist in society. Interconnected architectural environments house three videos characterised by an absurdist sense of humour and ranging from a study of cats living in the basement of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, through to interviews with the artist’s family members, and a series of monologues set against an investigation into the life of a deceased man called Janus.

Suitable for

  • Any age


The House that Jack Built

The Place is Here

  • 22 June — 10 September 2017

‘The Place is Here’ presents work by over twenty black artists and collectives working in 1980s Britain. Shown across the South London Gallery and Middlesborough Institute of Modern Art, the exhibition spans painting, film, photography and archival material from this pivotal decade in British culture and politics.

It is a continuation of ‘The Place is Here’ (Nottingham Contemporary, 2017) and ‘Thinking Back. A Montage of Black Art in Britain’ (Van Abbemuseum, 2016).

‘The Place is Here’ is curated by Nick Aikens.
The exhibition is supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring programme.

Suitable for

  • Any age


South London Gallery
65-67 Peckham Road
Greater London





020 7703 6120

Recorded information line

020 7703 9799


020 7252 4730

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.