South London Gallery

South London Gallery 📍Contemporary art gallery in South London. Here since 1891. We are free to visit and open Tues - Sun, come and say hello!

SLG RECOMMENDS: 📣 Gallery Talk: Theresa Weber and Matheus Marques Abu in conversation with Curator Eleri at October Gall...
27/05/2024

SLG RECOMMENDS:

📣 Gallery Talk: Theresa Weber and Matheus Marques Abu in conversation with Curator Eleri at October Gallery

📍 Saturday, 1st June, 11am – 12:30pm
Free entry, book here 🔗 https://bit.ly/4bdNS6S

Join October Gallery for a talk with artists Theresa Weber and Matheus Marques Abu. The conversation explores the artists’ ideas, their practice and the new works presented in the exhibition .

Through multi-disciplinary installations and collaborative performances, Theresa Weber seeks to question existing power hierarchies and fixed categorisations. Her works often refer to existing mythologies and historical research fields, which are communicated through dense collages and sculptural networks.

The paintings of Matheus Marques Abu are influenced by his ancestry, spirituality and the daily lives of those of the African diaspora in Brazil. His work reveals a personal perspective on colonial history and its reverberations in the daily lives of Black people.

This conversation accompanies the exhibition Emergent Energies | 30th May - 29th June 2024

"This exhibition looks at the interconnectedness of the struggles of women with no hierarchy. Society is never going to ...
26/05/2024

"This exhibition looks at the interconnectedness of the struggles of women with no hierarchy. Society is never going to go back to where it was before. This is just the beginning, revolutions take time.” - Hoda Afshar to Hyphen

Don't miss the last two weeks of 'Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest', the exhibition ends on 9 June.

NEXT WEEK: Join artist Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom for a reading group, part of the artist’s ongoing research into the ways ...
25/05/2024

NEXT WEEK: Join artist Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom for a reading group, part of the artist’s ongoing research into the ways human history is intertwined with communication and support.

On Wed 29 May, he invites you to reflect on what draws you to things and why certain objects, texts or sounds stay with us.

Please bring an object or piece of writing or music that you have been drawn to recently.

Free, but space is limited. Book now:

Join artist Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom for a reading group as part of his residency. Please bring an object, piece of writing or music.

HALF TERM FUN 🎨🍃Next Wed, 29 May, join picture-book author Gabby Dawnay in a free explorative poetry workshop for famili...
24/05/2024

HALF TERM FUN 🎨🍃

Next Wed, 29 May, join picture-book author Gabby Dawnay in a free explorative poetry workshop for families based on her new book, 'A Field Guide to Spring'.

Book now:

Join us for a fun, free, creative poetry workshop for families at the South London Gallery! Explore plants & nature with writer Gabby Dawnay.

COMING SOON! Firelei Báez: Sueño de la Madrugada (A Midnight’s Dream) opens at the SLG on 28 June.Báez's visually striki...
23/05/2024

COMING SOON! Firelei Báez: Sueño de la Madrugada (A Midnight’s Dream) opens at the SLG on 28 June.

Báez's visually striking work explores themes such as folklore, gender, power, ecology and resilience. She delves into the relationship between diasporic cultures and the legacies of colonialism to challenge conventional narratives around identity and history.

Her recent work, ranging from immersive installations to lush paintings, is characterised by depictions of nature, formidable female figures, and a rich colour palette.

The exhibition is curated by the 2023-4 New Curators Fellows

Find out more: https://www.southlondongallery.org/exhibitions/firelei-baez/
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Images:

Firelei Báez, 'Fruta Fina, Fruta Estrana (Lee Monument)', 2022. Oil and acrylic on archival printed canvas.
Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth, New York

Firelei Báez 'A Drexcyen chronocommons (To win the war you fought it sideways)', 2019. Mixed-media installation; two paintings, hand-painted wood frame, perforated tarp, printed mesh, handmade paper over found objects, artificial foliage, books, Oman incense, and palo santo
Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth, New York

THIS WEEKEND! 🎨 Join us for Family Space, our free creative workshops for families. On Sat 25 May, from 11am - 1pm, Eart...
23/05/2024

THIS WEEKEND! 🎨 Join us for Family Space, our free creative workshops for families.

On Sat 25 May, from 11am - 1pm, Earth Tenders will teach you how to make your own clay sculptures inspired by nature.

No booking required, just drop in! Suitable for children aged 5-12 years with their parents or carers.

Join us for a free, drop-in, creative workshop for families. Suitable for children aged 5–12 years with their parents and carers.

We asked some of the artists in our current exhibition to share a book, poem, or person engaging with feminist activism....
20/05/2024

We asked some of the artists in our current exhibition to share a book, poem, or person engaging with feminist activism.

They’ve suggested incredible and inspiring people and work, take a look at the full list:

We spoke to some of the artists in our exhibition, Acts of Resistance, about books, poetry and activists who they follow for the SLG Journal.

THREE WEEKS LEFT:Our current exhibitions close on 9 June. Don't miss out! 📸 Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms a...
19/05/2024

THREE WEEKS LEFT:
Our current exhibitions close on 9 June. Don't miss out!

📸 Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest
📦 Motunrayo Akinola: Knees Kiss Ground

Free to visit, open Tues-Sun.
https://ow.ly/ML3650RK6zW

SLG RECOMMENDS: Peckham Fringe is back for it’s third year! Our friends and neighbours Theatre Peckham are currently hos...
15/05/2024

SLG RECOMMENDS: Peckham Fringe is back for it’s third year!

Our friends and neighbours Theatre Peckham are currently hosting their inclusive and dynamic performing arts festival. With ground-breaking emerging writers, moving new musicals, clowning and spoken word, it’s the festival for everyone!

On until 8 June, take a look at their full programme: https://www.theatrepeckham.co.uk/shows-events/

"This country [the US] was founded on the eradication of Native people. We were also, paradoxically, used for tourism to...
13/05/2024

"This country [the US] was founded on the eradication of Native people. We were also, paradoxically, used for tourism to promote the expansion of the West. Really what it all boils down to is humanity. I am always trying to show this in my work. We are human beings. " - Wendy Red Star

Did you know we have a free garden trail for children? 🌳☀🌿🌸 The worksheet, aimed at 5-12 year olds, provides fun, creati...
11/05/2024

Did you know we have a free garden trail for children? 🌳☀🌿🌸

The worksheet, aimed at 5-12 year olds, provides fun, creative ways to explore our outdoor spaces. Available every weekend, when our garden is open, Sat & Sun, 11am-6pm. Drop-in and try and it out! ☀️

https://www.southlondongallery.org/events/childrens-garden-trail/

🍄 Turning photos into mushrooms: Recycling Photographic Resin with Alice Campos 🍄Artist Alice Campos has been observing ...
10/05/2024

🍄 Turning photos into mushrooms: Recycling Photographic Resin with Alice Campos 🍄

Artist Alice Campos has been observing Pestalotiopsis Microspora Fungus, which can break down synthetic plastic polymers, which can be found in the resin coating of most photographic papers. Alice has grown oyster mushrooms from spores and Resin Photographic waste papers.

As part of our exhibition, 'Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest', she will be working with the SLG to recycle some of the works in the show to reduce the exhibition waste.

We spoke to her about her work and she shares step by step instructions on how you can do this yourself at home.
https://www.southlondongallery.org/journal/recycling-plastic-resin-mushrooms/

Acts of Resistance is a collaborative exhibition between the SLG and the Victoria and Albert Museum, (V&A) as part of the V&A Parasol Foundation Women in Photography Project.

Artist and curator Alice Campos shares how she recycles photographic resin plastics to grow mushrooms to eat.

"While making this work we were looking at at the history of European art, which we’re most familiar with, especially ar...
05/05/2024

"While making this work we were looking at at the history of European art, which we’re most familiar with, especially art made before the age of revolution and what we realised was that art before the 19th century was always what kings and queens and emperors told us it was. Naturally, one would have thought that the age of democracy would democratise the visual arts but in our age, it’s going backwards because it’s money that dictates art and billionaires have become the new aristocracy in terms of defining taste.” - Guerrilla Girls

Want to find out more about the Guerilla Girls and their work at the SLG Fire Station? Our friends at BUILDHOLLYWOOD spoke to two of the founding members of the artist activist collective.

Read more in our Journal post: https://www.southlondongallery.org/journal/interview-guerrilla-girls/

Southwark Council have recently launched Black Culture Conversation, which aims to understand how they can best support ...
29/04/2024

Southwark Council have recently launched Black Culture Conversation, which aims to understand how they can best support the local community.

This survey is your chance to share your voice and experiences. They want to start meaningful conversations about how we can support and shine a light on Black culture in our area.

Share your thoughts: https://www.blackcultureconversationsouthwark.com/survey

TOMORROW! 🎨 Join us for Family Space, our free workshop for families. Artist Martha Scott invites you to make cast model...
26/04/2024

TOMORROW! 🎨

Join us for Family Space, our free workshop for families. Artist Martha Scott invites you to make cast models using your own body, exploring light and colour mixing.

Sat 27 Apr, 11am - 1pm:

Join us for a free, drop-in art workshop for families! The sessions are designed for children aged 5-12 years old.

💥 FOOT IN THE DOOR is our brand-new guide for stepping into the world of creative careers.💥  Our youth collective, the A...
25/04/2024

💥 FOOT IN THE DOOR is our brand-new guide for stepping into the world of creative careers.💥

Our youth collective, the Art Assassins, spoke to some of the amazing staff at South London Gallery and Hauser & Wirth. They shared insights and tips on how to get into the creative sector, and also told us about the best aspects of their jobs.

🔗 Channel your creativity into a future job: https://www.southlondongallery.org/projects/creative-careers-advice/

Designed by the incredibly talented Esme Wedderburn

Supported by Hauser & Wirth

South London heads to South Kensington on 26 April, for the V&A Friday Late: Feminist Futures! As part of the V&A Perfor...
24/04/2024

South London heads to South Kensington on 26 April, for the V&A Friday Late: Feminist Futures! As part of the V&A Performance Festival, this Friday Late imagines future waves of feminism and its agents of change.

Artists, performers and collectives explore alternative pathways of feminism through sensorial experiences, healing, activism practices and ancestral stories. Including film, talks and workshops, several events are programmed in response to our exhibition 'Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest'.

Find out more:

The SLG heads to the V&A in South Kensington for their Friday Late on 26 April 2024. Join us for a night exploring Feminist Futures.

🌱🌿🌳 Before creating the Orozco Garden, Gabriel Orozco visited Kew Gardens with Richard Wilford, Senior Horticulturist, w...
22/04/2024

🌱🌿🌳 Before creating the Orozco Garden, Gabriel Orozco visited Kew Gardens with Richard Wilford, Senior Horticulturist, where he observed plants interacting with their environments. Richard remembers the artist being drawn to the twisting branches of the Japanese maple and the scattered bluebells in the woodland gardens. The plants in the garden at the SLG were chosen based on these conversations and the location, as many of them would sit amongst bricks and in shaded areas.

Since the garden opened in 2016, some of the plants have thrived and some have moved to a more favourable place by seeding themselves around. In our Orozco Garden publication, Richard Wilford says: "Gardening can be about order and control, but also about change and evolution, letting nature take its course and find its way."

This we're spending time in our green spaces. 🌱🌿🌳

Want to know what we've been up to recently?
🌎 For our current exhibition, Acts of Resistance, we've taken the time review our sustainability practices and see how we can curate a show with more care and consideration. We'll be sharing the case study for this soon. Watch this space. 👀

🌎 Last year, we installed an air source heat pump in our basement, which will help to significantly lower our carbon emissions.

🌎 On 28 May, author and illustrator Gabby Dawnay, will lead a family poetry workshop in the garden, based on her new book, 'A Field Guide to Spring'.

🌎 As an employer, we've signed up to Climate Perks, offering staff paid ‘journey days’ in addition to annual leave to encourage colleagues to choose low-carbon holiday travel instead of flying.

'Back door - Peckham' is a photograph of a performance by Motunrayo Akinola that took place in north Peckham during his ...
20/04/2024

'Back door - Peckham' is a photograph of a performance by Motunrayo Akinola that took place in north Peckham during his residency at the SLG.

Akinola carries a door made from old shipping pallets which are used to transport objects around the world. The text on the door lists the street and building names of council-owned housing in Peckham. In the UK, council housing has specific conditions surrounding inheritance of property. It is more difficult to pass on to relatives than privately owned housing when a person dies. Akinola is interested in the distinction between housing and home.

In this performance, he highlights the movement between physical places and cultural spaces that people who migrate have to navigate.

📦 See a new performance by Motunrayo Akinola at the SLG on 31 May: https://www.southlondongallery.org/events/performance-motunrayo-akinola/

Zanele Muholi’s series Somnyama Ngonyama (2012 – ongoing) explores the politics of race and representation. This image p...
17/04/2024

Zanele Muholi’s series Somnyama Ngonyama (2012 – ongoing) explores the politics of race and representation. This image pays tribute to Muholi’s late mother Bester who was employed as a domestic worker during apartheid in South Africa. Under apartheid, the Job Reservation Act ensured that people of colour were forced into low-wage jobs or those demarcated ‘unskilled labour’. In celebrating Bester’s memory, Muholi pays homage to the many domestic workers whose work failed to be recognised.

In Somnyama Ngonyama, Muholi uses DIY methods, often sourcing material from their immediate surrounding to create the portraits. They consider how the gaze is constructed asking what it means for a Black person ‘to look back’. Also featured are two copies of the book Faces and Phases, Muholi’s ongoing archive of Black le****ns, transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. Muholi says: “My mission is to re-write a Black q***r and trans visual history of South Africa for the world to know of our resistance and existence at the height of hate crimes in South Africa and beyond."

https://www.southlondongallery.org/exhibitions/acts-of-resistance/

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Lead Exhibition Donor: The Bukhman Foundation
Exhibition Donors: Bagri Foundation, Elizabeth Brooks, and the Exhibition Supporters’ Circle
Public Programme Funder: The Ampersand Foundation

The V&A Parasol Foundation Women in Photography Project is generously funded by Ms. Ruth Monicka Parasol and The Parasol Foundation Trust

Image: Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest, 2024. South London Gallery. Photo: Jo Underhill

Save the date! 🎨 Our next free family workshop is on Sat 27 April, 11am-1pm.Artist Martha Scott invites you to make cast...
14/04/2024

Save the date! 🎨 Our next free family workshop is on Sat 27 April, 11am-1pm.

Artist Martha Scott invites you to make cast models using your own body, exploring light and colour mixing.

Suitable for children aged 5–12 years with their parents and carers.

https://www.southlondongallery.org/events/family-space-apr/

This photo by Sethembile Msezane was taken during the Rhodes Must Fall protests in Cape Town in 2015, which were part of...
12/04/2024

This photo by Sethembile Msezane was taken during the Rhodes Must Fall protests in Cape Town in 2015, which were part of a wider movement to decolonise education in South Africa. In the background, a statue of Cecil Rhodes is removed from the grounds of the University of Cape Town. Cecil Rhodes served as Prime Minister of the Cape Colony from 1890 to 1896 and was a believer in British imperialism. Here the artist embodies a Zimbabwean bird, one of the sacred bird sculptures that were taken from ruins in the former Great Zimbabwe in 1889. Rhodes acquired one of these statues and it remains at his former home in Cape Town. The mythological belief is that social unrest will continue until all of the sculptures are returned to Zimbabwe.

https://www.southlondongallery.org/exhibitions/acts-of-resistance/

Part of Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest. Curated by Sarah Allen, Head of Programme, South London Gallery and Fiona Rogers, The V&A’s Parasol Foundation Curator of Women in Photography, with Lily Tonge, Curator, Exhibitions and Events, South London Gallery.

Acts of Resistance at the South London Gallery is free to visit and runs until 9 June 2024.
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Lead Exhibition Donor: The Bukhman Foundation
Exhibition Donors: Bagri Foundation, Elizabeth Brooks, and the Exhibition Supporters’ Circle
Public Programme Funder: The Ampersand Foundation

The V&A Parasol Foundation Women in Photography Project is generously funded by Ms. Ruth Monicka Parasol and The Parasol Foundation Trust

Image: Sethembile Msezane, Chapungu – The Day Rhodes Fell, 2015. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

Across South Asia, samosa packets are made from scrap paper. The Turbine Bagh series began when artist Sofia Karim was s...
09/04/2024

Across South Asia, samosa packets are made from scrap paper. The Turbine Bagh series began when artist Sofia Karim was served samosa in a packet made from lists of court hearings in Bangladesh. When her uncle, the photojournalist Shahidul Alam, was imprisoned for his activism in 2018 Karim wondered whether his case would appear on a samosa packet. Using her mother’s home printer, Karim began making packets with images from fellow artists to protest human rights abuses across Bangladesh and India, and in solidarity with international struggles.

The title of the series, ‘Turbine Bagh’, is inspired by Shaheen Bagh, a women’s resistance movement which arose in India in 2019. Sparked by anti-Muslim citizenship laws, the protest consisted of a peaceful sit-in which lasted three months staged at Shaheen Bagh, a working-class Muslim neighbourhood in Delhi.

https://www.southlondongallery.org/exhibitions/acts-of-resistance/

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Part of 'Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest' at the South London Gallery, in collaboration with the V&A. The exhibition is free to visit and on until 9 June.

Images: Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest, 2024. South London Gallery. Photo: Jo Underhill

What do you think is the most interesting place in south east London? The SLG's interactive local heritage map has over ...
07/04/2024

What do you think is the most interesting place in south east London?

The SLG's interactive local heritage map has over 100 places highlighted, charting the social and cultural history of Peckham, Camberwell and further afield from the 1860s to the present day!

Our map brings together stories about the organisations, people and places that make south east London what it is today. Some of these places are not well known, some of them have now disappeared. The map also celebrates notable people who have lived and worked in the area, such as Dr Harold Moody, John Boyega and Muriel Spark.

Take a look: https://www.southlondongallery.org/history-collections/interactive-map/

THIS WEDNESDAY: The Conch returns! 🐚 Artists will present work in progress & receive feedback from the audience. Curated...
06/04/2024

THIS WEDNESDAY: The Conch returns!

🐚 Artists will present work in progress & receive feedback from the audience.

Curated by Hannah Geddes with presentations of new work by artists Lina Geoushy, Becky Warnock & Joshua Woolford. This session will look at how artists are exploring resistance away from the protest space through methods including performance, sound and portraiture.

Book now: https://www.southlondongallery.org/events/the-conch-april-2024/

What do artists read and listen to in their studio? 🤔Artist Motunrayo Akinola sat down with us and shared what he's been...
05/04/2024

What do artists read and listen to in their studio? 🤔

Artist Motunrayo Akinola sat down with us and shared what he's been thinking about while making new work for his exhibition, Knees Kiss Ground.

Take a look:

What do artists listen to in their studios? Find out what Motunrayo Akinola was reading and listening to during his artist residency.

SLG RECOMMENDS: Get inspired by joyful landscapes in Dulwich Picture Gallery's Family Festival this Saturday! Have fun p...
03/04/2024

SLG RECOMMENDS: Get inspired by joyful landscapes in Dulwich Picture Gallery's Family Festival this Saturday! Have fun playing with colour and responding to nature with workshops, trails and activities promoting sustainability and fun.

Kids go Free. Book: https://dpg.art/soulscapes-fam-fest

Join our team! We're looking for a new, part time Operations Supervisor to ensure the smooth running of the SLG’s buildi...
02/04/2024

Join our team! We're looking for a new, part time Operations Supervisor to ensure the smooth running of the SLG’s buildings and visitor services.

This includes the maintenance and upkeep of the SLG’s buildings and gardens, supporting the set up and smooth running of events taking place onsite, and supervising the Front of House team to ensure a high quality of visitor experience is delivered.

Deadline to apply is 12pm on Mon 15 April.

Find out more: https://www.southlondongallery.org/jobs/operations-supervisor/

‘You’ll Know It When You Feel It’, 2006–2023 by Raphaela Rosella is a fifteen-year collaboration with Rosella’s sisters,...
01/04/2024

‘You’ll Know It When You Feel It’, 2006–2023 by Raphaela Rosella is a fifteen-year collaboration with Rosella’s sisters, friends, and family, across several communities.

Women, and specifically First Nations women, are the fastest-growing demographic in Australia’s prisons. Raised in a heavily policed community in New South Wales, Australia, Raphaela Rosella exposes the bureaucratic systems that have contributed to women in her life entering the prison system.

This collected archive challenges the power and authority of ‘official’ state records. The project is grounded in love and care, offering an alternative to these records. Including photography, letters and phone calls, the work draws on shared moments and bittersweet family records that preserve memories for those who have been denied the right to intimacy.

‘You’ll Know It When You Feel It’ has also contributed to legal outcomes, including reduced sentences and successful bail and parole applications.

https://www.southlondongallery.org/exhibitions/acts-of-resistance/

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Image: Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest, 2024. South London Gallery. Photo: Jo Underhill

Hoda Afshar’s work, hanging from the ceiling in the main gallery, responds to the ongoing Women, Life, Freedom movement ...
30/03/2024

Hoda Afshar’s work, hanging from the ceiling in the main gallery, responds to the ongoing Women, Life, Freedom movement in Iran. This movement broke out following the death of twenty-two-year-old Mahsa Amini while in the custody of Tehran’s so called ‘morality police’. These images reference female freedom fighters in Kurdistan who braid each other’s hair before battle with the Islamic State.

The artist says: ‘This was inspired by a daily ritual in which female fighters in the mountains plait each other’s hair while chanting: “Woman, life, freedom.”

"It was a female-led uprising. We were waking up every morning to news of deaths of protestors, but seeing the bravery of women – especially young ones – defying mandatory hijab laws gave us hope, as did men joining in the fight. But we were mourning too: people were dying for women’s rights. Despite the increasing strength of daily rallies, the regime’s violence escalated in tandem."

And today, Afshar says, there is a new level of grieving and despair. "That’s why images like this are so important. They give us a glimpse of love and care."

See her work, as part of Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest, at the South London Gallery and organised in collaboration with the V&A. Free to visit until 9 June.

Find out more: https://www.southlondongallery.org/exhibitions/acts-of-resistance/

THIS WEDNESDAY! Join us and our friends at Black Cinema Project for a screening of 'as british as a watermelon' by mandl...
25/03/2024

THIS WEDNESDAY! Join us and our friends at Black Cinema Project for a screening of 'as british as a watermelon' by mandla and Graham Clayton-Chance.

🍉 Through the exploration of artist mandla’s fragmented asylum and childhood migration memories, the film asks powerful questions about belonging, trauma and forgiveness.

Find out more and book now: https://www.southlondongallery.org/events/as-british-as-a-watermelon/

📢 There are just 4 days left to double your donation to the SLG! This week, your £10 gift becomes £20 and £50 becomes £1...
22/03/2024

📢 There are just 4 days left to double your donation to the SLG! This week, your £10 gift becomes £20 and £50 becomes £100.

Help us to continue our vital work in our communities. All donations big and small make a genuine difference.

🎨 What your support can do:
£5: Buys art supplies for our education programmes
£10: Pays for a child to take part in our Family Space creative workshops
£25: Enables a child to join our after-school programme at Art Block
£50: Buys the materials for a free school's workshop
£100: Supports an artist to deliver a Creative Careers talk
£250: Pays for a chef to deliver a Flavour Cravers cooking session for local children

Donate today: https://donate.biggive.org/campaign/a056900002SEVLyAAP

🌟 SUPPORT THE SLG: This week, make twice the difference when you donate to the South London Gallery! 🌟Every donation to ...
19/03/2024

🌟 SUPPORT THE SLG: This week, make twice the difference when you donate to the South London Gallery! 🌟

Every donation to our Big Give campaign will be doubled, thanks to match funding.

Donations are now open, and close at midday on Tuesday 26 March 2024.

All funds raised will go towards our community and education programmes, including:
🔥 a peer-led young people’s collective, Art Assassins
🎨 free monthly family art workshops
🖌️ Art Block, a space for children on Sceaux Gardens housing estate
🏫 artist-led schools workshops
🖼️ weekly creative sessions for looked-after children, Supersmashers
🍳 cooking classes for local schools and families

We need your support to keep delivering these impactful programmes.

Donate now: https://donate.biggive.org/campaign/a056900002SEVLyAAP

NEXT WEEK! Join us for The Conch, a forum for artists to present work in progress and receive feedback from the audience...
15/03/2024

NEXT WEEK! Join us for The Conch, a forum for artists to present work in progress and receive feedback from the audience.

This edition of The Conch explores performance and brings together presentations by James Jordan Johnson, Hannan Jones and Bint Mbareh.

Book your ticket now:

The Conch is a forum for artists to present work in progress and receive feedback from the audience.

NOW OPEN!  📦 Motunrayo Akinola presents Knees Kiss Ground, an exhibition exploring faith and belonging through everyday ...
08/03/2024

NOW OPEN! 📦 Motunrayo Akinola presents Knees Kiss Ground, an exhibition exploring faith and belonging through everyday objects.

Akinola explores public attitudes towards migration. This stems from his dual upbringing in both London, UK and Lagos, Nigeria. By noting subtle gaps in cultural knowledge, his work aims to come to a new understanding about post-colonial dynamics and ownership of space.

Akinola is the South London Gallery’s 13th Postgraduate Artist in Residence. Knees Kiss Ground is free to visit at the SLG until 9 June.

The exhibition will tour to Bonington Gallery, Nottingham in January 2025.

https://www.southlondongallery.org/exhibitions/motunrayo-akinola-knees-kiss-ground/

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Image: Motunrayo Akinola, Knees Kiss Ground, 2024. South London Gallery. Photo: Jo Underhill

The Guerrilla Girls have taken over BUILDHOLLYWOOD billboards in London! As part of our exhibition, 'Acts of Resistance'...
07/03/2024

The Guerrilla Girls have taken over BUILDHOLLYWOOD billboards in London!

As part of our exhibition, 'Acts of Resistance', The legendary feminist artists are displaying their critical artwork, History of Wealth and Power, across sites in the city.

They spoke to BUILDHOLLYWOOD about their work. Read the interview here: https://www.buildhollywood.co.uk/features/guerrilla-girls/

✨ We are excited to announce that Lola Olufemi is curating the public programme for our exhibition, 'Acts of Resistance:...
01/03/2024

✨ We are excited to announce that Lola Olufemi is curating the public programme for our exhibition, 'Acts of Resistance: Photography, Feminisms and the Art of Protest'.

This group exhibition at the SLG, organised in collaboration with the V&A, brings together works by international artists and collectives who are using the camera to move beyond traditional protest photography. The exhibition explores feminism and activism from an international and contemporary perspective, highlighting themes including bodily autonomy, institutional failure and feminist futures.

With talks, workshops and reading groups, Olufemi's programme invites artists, performers and writers to expand on the themes explored in the exhibition. Events will explore the questions; What is a feminist act of resistance? How are feminist acts produced? What do they respond to? What is their role in transforming the world around us?

How are feminist acts produced? What do they respond to? What is their role in transforming the world around us?
https://www.southlondongallery.org/journal/lola-olufemi/

SLG RECOMMENDS: Soulscapes: Curators Talk at Dulwich Picture GalleryJoin Lisa Anderson on Thurs 7 March for a curator to...
26/02/2024

SLG RECOMMENDS: Soulscapes: Curators Talk at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Join Lisa Anderson on Thurs 7 March for a curator tour of her latest show, Soulscapes. As founder of the curatorial platform Black British Art and Director of BCA Heritage, Lisa has long dedicated her career to the platforming and championing of African Diaspora art, particularly within the UK.

Told through the lens of 21 contemporary artists from Africa and its European, American and Caribbean diasporas, 'Soulscapes' is a major survey of landscape art that redefines and expands our understanding of the genre.

Find out more and book now: https://dpg.art/PV2bsE

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