South London Gallery

The South London Gallery was born in 1868 and on May 4, 1891 it opened its headquarters in Peckham Road in a new building in the Portland House park. In 1896, the Gallery was moved to the Vestry of Camberwell. In 1953, the gallery added works by contemporary artists including John Piper and Christopher Wood to its permanent collection and, over the next decade, acquired over 500 20th-century prints. The Gallery is a reference point for contemporary art, so much so that it was also the first venue to exhibit Tracey Emin's "tent", Everyone I Have Ever Slept With. Other artists on display include Sarah Lucas, Gary Hume, Damien Hirst, Mat Collishaw, Gilbert and George, Critical Décor and Stephen Pippin. The gallery has an interesting program of exhibitions, including collective ones, which has generated a great deal of publicity and consequently many visitors. The gallery's reputation has been confirmed over time and over the years it has also added integrated educational projects for children, young people and adults to its programming. Each year, the South London Gallery presents the work of established international artists such as Alfredo Jaar, Tom Friedman, Mark Dion, Rivane Neuenschwander, Ryan Gander, Eva Rothschild, Superflex, Oscar Murillo and Alice Channer. Additionally, the gallery's live art and film program has included presentations by Rachel Gomme, Nathaniel Mellors, Gail Pickering, OMSK and Gisele Vienne, and occasional large-scale off-site projects have included Kawara's in Trafalgar Square in 2004 and Chris Burden at Chelsea College of Art Parade Ground in 2006.

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65-67 Peckham Rd
SE5 8UH London


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