South London Gallery
The South London Gallery (SLG) was founded in the 19th century by philanthropist William Rossiter to ‘bring art to the people of south London’. Today the gallery comprises its original site at 65 Peckham Road; the Fire Station at 82 Peckham Road; Art Block, a space for local children and families on Sceaux Gardens estate and two permanent gardens.
The Gallery’s location between Camberwell and Peckham means that it is situated in the heart of one London’s thriving cultural centres. The SLG has an international reputation for its contemporary art exhibitions by British and international artists, often by those who have rarely or never had a solo show in a London gallery.
All SLG exhibitions are free, as are many of the events. Visitors can enjoy one of London’s best loved contemporary art galleries, browse a curated selection of books and gifts in the shop, try our great café and relax in the Orozco garden.
Sat and Sun 10am–6pm
Late opening: Wed and the last Fri of the month until 9pm.
Café & Restaurant
KNOCK KNOCK: HUMOUR IN CONTEMPORARY ART
- 22 September — 18 November 2018 *on now
KNOCK KNOCK explores the enduring use of humour as a device in contemporary art. Featuring works by more than thirty artists, the show spans the SLG’s main space and three floors of its new annexe in the former Peckham Road Fire Station.
Curated by SLG Director, Margot Heller, with artist Ryan Gander, KNOCK KNOCK brings works by internationally established figures such as Maurizio Cattelan, Sarah Lucas and Ugo Rondinone into dialogue with newly commissioned and existing works by younger practitioners such as Danielle Dean, Hardeep Pandhal and Simeon Barclay. The show provides a surprising encounter with
a broad range of humorous strategies, from slap-stick, parody and caricature through to the in-joke, one-liner and visual pun.
At a time of much upheaval and unease in the world, KNOCK KNOCK aims to raise a smile at a joyous moment in the history of the SLG, but also to explore what makes us laugh in art and why.
- Family friendly
South London Gallery
65-67 Peckham Road
Fire Station at 82 Peckham Road