South London Gallery
The South London Gallery, founded 1891, is a public-funded gallery of contemporary art in Camberwell, London. Until 1992, it was known as the South London Art Gallery, and nowadays the acronym SLG is often used. The Director is Margot Heller.
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The South London Gallery has an international reputation for its programme of contemporary art exhibitions and live art events, with integrated education projects for children, young people and adults. Five exhibitions each year profile the work of established international figures such as Dara Birnbaum, Ellen Gallagher, Sanja Iveković, Michael Landy, Rivane Neuenschwander, Pae White and Lawrence Weiner; as well as that by younger and mid-career artists such as Alice Channer, Ryan Gander, Oscar Murillo, Eva Rothschild and George Shaw. Group shows bring together works by established and lesser-known British and international artists, past group exhibitions have included Last Seen Entering the Biltmore, At the moment of being heard, Pursuit of Perfection: The Politics of Sport and Tomorrow: London.
The gallery’s live art, talks and film programme has featured presentations by Charles Atlas, Tony Conrad, Nathaniel Mellors, Shana Moulton, Kelly Nipper, OMSK, Gail Pickering, Lucy Raven, Marina Rosenfeld and Gisele Vienne, and occasional large scale off-site projects have included those by On Kawara in Trafalgar Square in 2004, and Chris Burden at Chelsea College of Art Parade Ground in 2006 and multiple presentations of Gillian Wearing’s Dancing in Peckham across local venues in 2012.
All exhibitions are free, as well as many of the SLG’s events. The gallery is also open until 9pm on Wednesday evenings and the last Friday of the month.