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South London Gallery

South London Gallery presents a programme of contemporary visual arts, including commissions, off-site projects and regular live art events. The gallery also runs an extensive education programme, working with local schools and community groups. Our funding supports core costs, artistic programme and the education programme.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £646,752
  • 2013-2014: £746,752
  • 2014-2015: £846,752

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The Place Where Children Meet to Play

A short film shot and directed by children that visit The Shop of Possibilities. This film has been nominated for the 'Inventiveness Award: Recognising creative approaches to adventurous play provision' at the 2014 London Play Awards. The Shop of Possibilities is a free, open access play space for children living on estates locally to the South London Gallery. It is based in an old shop unit on Sceaux Gardens estate and was designed by Febrik in collaboration with the children. To find out more please visit the blog: www.shopofpossibilities.blogspot.co.uk Camera crew: Dauda, Fatou, Haddy, Jasmine, Morgan, Tamzin Performers: Becky, Brahima, Callum, Dauda, Elijah, Fatou, Haddy, Jasmine, Katelyn, Konniemae, Tamzin, Teddy

Kelly Nipper: Tessa Pattern Takes A Picture

American artist Kelly Nipper presented the UK première of her performance Tessa Pattern Takes a Picture at the South London Gallery in March 2014. The performance was first shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) in 2013. For this performance, Kelly Nipper used movement exercises to explore the formal and social relationships between analogue photography's alchemic processes, landscape, the mechanics of the human body and still camera and the spatial and expressive qualities time takes when rendered in a photograph or through film. For more information: www.southlondongallery.org/kellynipper

Jill Magid: Quartet (Play for Television)

Full version. The play (directed by Jill Magid) was first performed at the South London Gallery in London on 16 May 2014 -- as "Quartet" followed by a screening of Samuel Beckett's "Quadrat I + II". "Between the performance and the screening there is an intermission of 100'000 years." (J.M after S.B. during the rehearsals)

Noise Summit 2014

Following the success of the Noise Summit in summer 2013, artist Barby Asante continues a series of school holiday workshops with young people exploring music, noise and the right to be heard in the local community. The project is run in partnership with Pelican Estate Tenants and Residents' Association and is open to young people who live on the estate and near the SLG. Funded by Southwark Council's Joint Security Initiative and part of SLG Local which is sponsored by Bloomberg and funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. Find out more information: http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/3052/Noise-Summit/952

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Arcade Peckham - Trailer

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Mar 2014, 12-6pm, Free Opening: Fri 21 Mar 2014, 6-8pm The Art Assassins, the South London Gallery's young people's forum, have worked with artist Ben Washington to develop a video game set in south London. The game launches at an off-site DIY arcade space, organised by the young people. The Art Assassins are a group of young people aged 14 -- 20 who meet every Thursday at the SLG to explore and develop projects initiated by their own experiences. Location: Unit 9C, CIP 133 Copeland Road, Peckham, SE15 3SN Find out more information: http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/arcade-peckham http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/art-assassins-5

Trailer for 'Kelly Nipper: Tessa Pattern Takes a Picture'

For this performance, Kelly Nipper uses movement exercises to explore the formal and social relationships between analogue photography's alchemic processes, landscape, the mechanics of the human body and still camera and the spatial and expressive qualities time takes when rendered in a photograph or through film. Supported by the Polish Cultural Institute. More information and booking: http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/3049/Kelly-Nipper/946 Film edit by Rosie Gibson.

Marginal Consort

A rare three-hour concert by the legendary Japanese collective, Marginal Consort, which took place on 8 September 2013. Founded in 1997, Marginal Consort is a Japanese free improvisation group who play one concert annually. The current members of the group are Kazuo Imai, Kei Shii, Masami Tada and Tomonao Koshikawa. Marginal Consort was formed by members of the disbanded East Bionic Symphonia, a group of improvisers and artists who studied together under Takehisa Kosugi at the Bigakko art school in Tokyo in the mid 1970s. Their extended sets "explore forms of sound and ways of playing that never coalesce into music, but create a group dynamic of ebb and flow, of exploration and fluidity." Organised in collaboration with PAN and Café OTO. This event also marked the launch of Marginal Consort Glasgow 17 Feb 2008 (PAN 25) 4xLP. And was part of At the moment of being heard, which brought together works and performances by a group of international artists, musicians and composers engaging with sound and modes of listening. Installed throughout the galleries and connecting spaces, the exhibition was presented in parallel with a series of live performances and special events, both at the SLG and at nearby off-site venues as part of SLG Local. www.southlondongallery.org/page/atthemomentofbeingheard A film by Simon Parris

Tetsuya Umeda

Presented in collaboration with Café OTO on 8 July 2013, Umeda performs in the atmospheric setting of a former chapel, making connections between sound, kinetics and sculpture whilst exploring the idiosyncrasies of the building. At the moment of being heard brings together works and performances by a group of international artists, musicians and composers engaging with sound and modes of listening. Installed throughout the galleries and connecting spaces, the exhibition is presented in parallel with a series of live performances and special events, both at the SLG and at nearby off-site venues as part of SLG Local. www.southlondongallery.org/page/atthemomentofbeingheard Film by Gianmarco Delre and Simon Parris, edited by Gianmarco Delre

Oscar Murillo - South London Gallery

London-based artist Oscar Murillo talks about his first major solo exhibition in the UK at the South London Gallery. Murillo empties his studio to present its contents in the main gallery space. Stitched canvases, drawings, sculptures and films, tables constructed from copper sheets, used as flooring in previous shows, and floor pieces made from masses of pulped biro drawings continue Murillo's practice of translating various aspects of studio endeavour into matter and then into form. For this show, he incorporates an active component in the form of a lottery, the individually screen-printed, artist-signed tickets for which are on sale from 2 September and are displayed in the SLG's first floor galleries. The first, second and third prizes are each devised by Oscar Murillo and are revealed at a prize draw on 18 October. www.southlondongallery.org/oscarmurillo

Tom White - Public Address

A film of Public Address, a multi-speaker sound installation of children's recordings on Southampton Way estate by artist Tom White. Southampton Way estate is located north of the South London Gallery. The installation marks the culmination of a series of Play Local workshops that Tom White led in February 2013, which explored sound on neighbouring estates with local children. Part of the exhibition, At the moment of being heard, which runs from 28 June - 8 September at the SLG and at local off-site venues. More information: http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/tom-white-2 Film footage and stills by Ollie Hammick, Limner Studio.

Eli Keszler - NEUM - South London Gallery

Acting as a metronomic accent amidst a room of otherwise subtle sounds, New York-based artist, composer and multi-instrumentalist Eli Keszler's newly commissioned work using piano wires criss-crosses the gallery, periodically struck by mechanical beaters. NEUM is part of the group exhibition, 'At the moment of being heard', which is on view at the South London Gallery from 28 June - 6 September 2013. www.southlondongallery.org/atthemomentofbeingheard Film by Limner Studio

Orla Barry: Mountain

Sat 18 May, 8pm, £10/£8 conc, South London Gallery The UK première of a live performance by Irish artist Orla Barry that takes as its starting point the premise that every sentence that we utter is an improvisation. For this one-off performance in the main gallery space, Barry has selected 36 words, which appear on a wheel-of-fortune that is spun by the actors. When the wheel stops on a word, various impromptu scenarios ensue. For more information and to book tickets: http://southlondongallery.org/page/orla-barry-mountain-2

Play Local Workshop - March 2013

During February 2013, children from Southampton Way estate, Sceaux Gardens estate and Bethwin Adventure Playground in south London explored sound and space with artists Isa Suarez and Tom White as part of Play Local. This Play Local workshop is part of SLG Local, a South London Gallery project sponsored by Bloomberg and funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund. www.southlondongallery.org/local

Sanja Iveković in Conversation - Part 4

Saturday 15 December 2012 Artist Sanja Iveković discusses her exhibition, Unknown Heroine, at the South London Gallery and Calvert 22 with the exhibition's curator Lina Džuverović. http://southlondongallery.org/page/sanja-ivekovi-in-conversation

Sanja Iveković in Conversation - Part 3

Saturday 15 December 2012 Artist Sanja Iveković discusses her exhibition, Unknown Heroine, at the South London Gallery and Calvert 22 with the exhibition's curator Lina Džuverović. http://southlondongallery.org/page/sanja-ivekovi-in-conversation

Sanja Iveković in Conversation - Part 2

Saturday 15 December 2012 Artist Sanja Iveković discusses her exhibition, Unknown Heroine, at the South London Gallery and Calvert 22 with the exhibition's curator Lina Džuverović. http://southlondongallery.org/page/sanja-ivekovi-in-conversation

Sanja Iveković in Conversation - Part 1

Saturday 15 December 2012 Artist Sanja Iveković discusses her exhibition, Unknown Heroine, at the South London Gallery and Calvert 22 with the exhibition's curator Lina Džuverović. http://southlondongallery.org/page/sanja-ivekovi-in-conversation

Jean-Pascal Flavien - Cinonema, no drama cinema - South London Gallery

9 - 12 May 2012 For his first solo project in the UK, French Berlin-based artist Jean-Pascal Flavien presents a new performance, entitled Cinonema, no drama cinema, followed by a three-day film installation of performative projections in the Clore Studio. This new work expands on, and brings together, ideas that the artist has explored in a number of recent projects, specifically no drama house, 2009, a small house he built in the garden of a gallery in Berlin. The house was designed as a space to live in and, in the words of Flavien, "for the experience of positive situations such as working, writing, arranging furniture, inviting people for breakfast, but also reading, sleeping". Cinonema, no drama cinema extends ideas Flavien reflected on in his 2011 performance project, PLAy which brought together debates around performance, film and the functionality of the "house" by producing its own cinema. This new project incorporates a series of micro-films that present an action-based gesture performed inside and outside the house, linking to explorations of the house and its surroundings, projected across the walls of SLG's space and functional furniture. A limited edition poster by the artist will also be incorporated and be part of the installation. Flavien is a French artist, born in Le Mans in 1971 and currently living in Berlin. His practice spans drawing, performance, installation and photography. Cinonema, no drama cinema will be his first solo project in the UK. Recent projects include: night house at daytime, Galerie Catherine Bastide, Brussels, 2011; PLAy (performance) HEDAH, Maastricht / Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany, 2011; Two person house, Sao Paulo, Capacete/Sao Paulo Bienal, Brazil, 2010; no drama house, Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin, Germany, 2009; Plouf! ,Tate Modern, London, 2009. Supported by Fluxus, the Franco-British Fund for Contemporary Art, and the Institut Français. http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/jean-pascal-flavien

SLG Local - a new South London Gallery project launches - May 2012

SLG Local is a new long-term project which brings newly commissioned and existing contemporary art works, films, videos and installations from public and private collections to a broad range of social settings in the vicinity of the South London Gallery. www.southlondongallery.org/local SLG Local is sponsored by Bloomberg and supported by the Big Lottery Fund. Map contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2012.

Edward Thomasson - Nina Stewart Graduate Artist-in-Residence (October 2011 - March 2012)

British artist Edward Thomasson graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art last year and was awarded the inaugural South London Gallery and SPACE Graduate Residency which began in October 2011. The residency offers a recent graduate accommodation in the South London Gallery's Outset Artists' Flat, use of a nearby studio courtesy of SPACE and a solo exhibition in the SLG's first floor galleries. For his exhibition, Inside, Thomasson presented new video work and drawings produced during his six month residency at the SLG from October 2011 to March 2012. www.southlondongallery.org/edwardthomasson A catalogue also accompanies the exhibition: http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/film-still-from-inside-edward-thomasson The Nina Stewart Artist's Residency with the South London Gallery and SPACE is funded by The Nina and Roger Stewart Charitable Trust, with additional support from Bloomberg. www.southlondongallery.org/graduateresidency

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