South London Gallery
London, SE5 8UH
This internationally recognised art gallery comprises a series of exhibition spaces, a bookshop, cafe, artists’ flat and a permanent garden designed by Gabriel Orozco.
The gallery's collection began with its founding in 1891 and includes works by Modern British artists, more than 500 20th-century prints and contemporary works relating to South London.
Programming five shows a year, the gallery has featured established figures such as Tom Friedman as well as mid-career artists like Eva Rothschild.
It has become widely regarded as one of the most important art institutions in South London, a prestige that is cemented by its position next door to Camberwell College of Arts.
In late 2016, work was finished on a specially designed garden by artist Gabriel Orozco, created in collaboration with horticulturists from the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and 6a Architects. Supported by donors including Art Fund, this permanent sculptural garden uses Orozco's familiar circle patterns and offers a place to think, play, explore and display work by other artists.
In July 2018, the gallery successfully raised £25,000 through our crowdfunding platform, Art Happens, to kit out the newly restored Fire Station opposite the main building, bringing it back to life as an inspiring new art space.
Designed by 6a architects and opening in September 2018, the Fire Station annexe doubles the space of South London Gallery, providing gallery spaces, an archive room, artists’ studio, kitchen and terrace, combined with community and education facilities offering free and exciting art experiences for all.