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15 March 2020

South London Gallery First To Announce Lengthy Closure

The South London Gallery, a popular, public, cultural oasis has decided to close until further notice. This is the first, with many to follow in response to increasing concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19 (or Coronavirus). The gallery states on their website, “In order to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff, partners […]

1 October 2017

Katharina Grosse Presents New Site-Specific Work At South London Gallery

Katharina Grosse has for many years been popular in her native Germany, but it wasn’t until Gagosian became interested in her work, giving her a solo show in January 2017 in New York that her work has become internationally recognised.

15 May 2016


Peckham: South London’s Art Capital keeps Pumping Out Surprises

Peckham is filled with art, so what else is new!  Whether it be street level, graffiti or spontaneous performance art, the streets are lined with artful colour, but the very best can be found in the many exhibitions scattered all across the area. Throughout the spring and the summer there are plenty of art galleries filled with local […]

24 December 2015


Heman Chong: An Arm, A Leg, And Other Stories At South London Gallery

A million blacked out business cards covering the floor set the scene for this exhibition which explores ideas of exchange, and the role of rules and regulations in determining codes of behaviour. Every Wednesday at 1pm and 5pm, a performance will occur in the main space where participants are taught to recite a short story […]

15 November 2015


South London Gallery Gifted Grade II Listed Peckham Road Fire Station

One of Artlyst’s favourite exhibition spaces, The South London Gallery, has been gifted the Grade II listed former Peckham Road Fire Station, by an anonymous benefactor. The building is located across the road from the SLG’s main site. Dating from 1867 and the earliest surviving example of a purpose-built fire station in London, the derelict, four-storey building will be transformed […]

28 January 2015

Isabelle Cornaro, Paysage Avec Poussin At South London Gallery – Landscape Vs Nature

French artist Isabelle Cornaro uses the language of art to explore and make visible the power and politics that shape our world. Her current exhibition at the South London Gallery is the sixth in a series of installations entitled Paysage avec Poussin et témoins oculaires, a series loosely based on landscape paintings by Nicolas Poussin, […]

23 January 2015


Tracey Emin’s Pivotal Installation Exorcism Under The Hammer For £600,000

Christie’s has announced it is selling a particularly pivotal, not to mention large installation by one-time YBA tracey Emin called ‘Exorcism of the Last Painting I Ever Made’. The work is estimated to go under the hammer at £600,000 to £800,000. The work consists of 12 big acrylic-on-canvas paintings, seven body paintings and a grand […]

10 March 2014


Welcome To Iraq Restaged In London After Successful Venice Biennale Run

The highly acclaimed show, ‘Welcome to Iraq’ which received widespread positive attention both from the visiting public and in the press when it was presented in Venice at the Biennale in 2013 is to be restaged in London at the South London Gallery. The original installation was commissioned by Ruya Foundation for Contemporary Culture in […]