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.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

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

Admission charges

Free admission

Additional info

Café & Restaurant
Bookshop

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.
Ilona Sagar film still

Ilona Sagar: Correspondence O

  • 13 December 2017 — 25 February 2018 *on now

Sagar’s moving image installation expresses the complex, changing landscape of public health and the social shift towards a more egocentric, user-focused and technology-infused understanding of wellness. The work is informed by her extensive research within the archives of the Pioneer Health Centre held by the Wellcome Trust and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and contemporary medical research conducted by the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute at the University of Cambridge.

Website

http://www.southlondongallery.org/ilona-sagar-correspondence-o/

Michael Armitage painting

Michael Armitage: The Chapel

  • 13 December 2017 — 23 February 2018 *on now

Armitage's large-scale paintings explore the ambiguous boundaries between religion, folklore and social consensus, particularly in relation to issues of mental health in East Africa. Referencing historical and contemporary news stories, internet gossip, and the artist’s own experiences of Kenya, the paintings blend dream-like figuration with compositional references to Titian, Gauguin and other masters of Western art history. Painted on Ugandan lubugo bark cloth, the texture and ruptures within this distinctive material are integrated into Armitage’s surreal imagery, the surface beauty of which often belies the disturbing subject matter upon which it is based.

Website

http://www.southlondongallery.org/michael-armitage-the-chapel/

South London Gallery
65-67 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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