Why did the gallery cross the road?

Margot Heller by South London Gallery, Greater London

View of proposed exterior of the former Peckham Road Fire Station by 6a architects


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£32,546 raised
387 funders

Funded 1 July 2018

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130% funded

We need your help to raise £25,000 to kit out our newly restored Fire Station across the road, bringing it back to life as an inspiring new art space.

In 2014, a derelict former Fire Station was donated to the South London Gallery (SLG) by a generous benefactor. Over the past four years we’ve been restoring this Grade II listed building with 6a architects, transforming it into a new contemporary art space which will be the SLG’s second venue.

Located just a short walk from the gallery, the Fire Station will be a place where you can enjoy contemporary art exhibitions, workshops and creative activities.

As building work draws to a close, we urgently need to raise the final funds so that the Fire Station is ready for visitors this autumn.

We need to raise £25,000 to kit out the Fire Station with furniture and equipment. Your donations will help us provide free and exciting art experiences for all and go directly towards preparing our new education space, archive room, artists’ studio and communal kitchen. For the communal kitchen to become a hub for artist-led events and community meals it will need cooking equipment and furniture. The education space will need tables and chairs to host adults and children as part of the SLG’s expanded education and heritage programmes.

Please support us by contributing as much or as little as you can and help us transform the Fire Station into an inspiring art space.

We want everyone to have the power to make art happen

Art Happens is the UK's only crowdfunding platform dedicated to museums and galleries, giving everyone the power to make art happen. If you have any questions or need help donating, contact us on 0844 415 4100 or email arthappens@artfund.org

Three reasons to help the South London Gallery cross the road

Find out why you should support our campaign to transform a former Fire Station into a new art spaceRead more

Interview with Ben Messih, Heritage Education Manager at the South London Gallery

Our Heritage Education Manager, Ben Messih, discusses the new programme of heritage activities that will take place in the newly furnished archive and education spaces that your donations will help kit outRead more

Seven days to go and the story of the Fire Station

Find out more about the fascinating history of this beautiful Grade II-listed fire station and 6a architects’ designs to restore and convert it into a new contemporary art spaceRead more

Interview with Matthew Slotover, our Chair

We caught up with Matthew Slotover OBE, co-founder of Frieze and chair of the South London Gallery board of trustees, about why he supports the SLG and what he’s most looking forward to when the Fire Station opensRead more

Thank you for getting us to 116%

With your generous support we are delighted to have raised £29,209 from 386 supportersRead more

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Rewards update

An update on when donors who selected rewards can expect to receive themRead more

The South London Gallery Fire Station opens this week!

Please join us this weekend to celebrate the opening of the Fire StationRead more

The Fire Station is now open!

On 22 September we opened the doors of the Fire Station to the public for the first time in a weekend of celebrationsRead more

A final thank you from the South London Gallery

Watch our film showing the transformation of the Fire StationRead more


4 July 2018 - 14:52

Well done!!!!

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