In 2018 we launched our Bermondsey Bothy, a permanent outdoor art workshop and residency site built by Scottish artist Bobby Niven (co-founder, Bothy Project) to host a Residency Programme for artists. This programme provides a unique environment in which we can support their development by providing longer gestation periods for the maturation of ideas and focused critical engagement.
For its pilot year in 2019, the Bermondsey Bothy Residency Programme will commission three artists, poets and art practitioners to respond to themes of ecology, community and local history. The commissioned artists will produce new work and research that will be presented on CGP London’s public programme as events including performances, discussions, workshops and publishing.
The Bermondsey Bothy Residency Programme was launched in Autumn 2018 with Radio Anti, who researched language within the UK immigration process, working closely with young asylum seekers based in Southwark.
Bermondsey Bothy is generously supported by Cleaner Greener Safer programme run by Southwark Council, Southwark Council’s Culture Team, The Finnis Scott Foundation, Arts Council England, Conway and ROOFF.