13 November - 3 December 2022   //   Lake Gallery

Annual Open Exhibition 2022

Preview:  Sat 12 Nov // 1 - 4pm | Closing Event // Sat 3 Dec, 1 - 4pm (Best in Show Announcement) Exhibition Open:  Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 4pm

Now in its 38th year, we are delighted to announce 2022’s Annual Open at Southwark Park Galleries taking place both online and in our Lake Gallery. Each year a ‘Best in Show’ prize is awarded, generously donated by Breckman & Company. We are

1 December–4 December 2022   //   Dilston Gallery

Noise Bodies
LCC MA Sound Arts Postgraduate Show 2022

Exhibition Open:  Friday // Saturday // Sunday, 11am–4pm

Sarah Birchall | Toby Boston | Wenyu Du | Jiajing He | Xiuling He | Timotej Kuhar Cernej | Maria Marshall | Xin Ni | Mike Olliston | Xinyu Pan | Finbar Prior | Beth Robertson | Elliot Somerfield | Minne Sun

18 September - 6 November 2022   //   Lake Gallery

Second Nature
Miko Veldkamp

Preview:  Saturday 17 September // 3-6pm Exhibition Open:  Wednesday - Sunday // 11am–4pm

‘Second Nature’ is the first UK institutional solo show of Suriname born Dutch-Indonesian painter Miko Veldkamp. Continuing his exploration on race, privilege and cross-cultural identity, Veldkamp has created a new body of large scale paintings where literal and symbolic references to disperse

October 2022 - October 2023 // Outdoors Lake and Dilston Galleries & The Bower   //   Public Art

Artist Flags // She is still alive!
Rosa-Johan Uddoh

Preview:  Sunday 23 October 2022 at 3pm

Artist Rosa-Johan Uddoh has been co-commissioned by Southwark Park Galleries and The Bower to create two new artworks for our public flagpoles in Southwark Park and Brunswick Park. Launched during Black History Month and exhibited for a full year, the work will

Circular pattern of varying stones section into triangles with a blue colour overlay
23 October 2022   //   Dilston Gallery

O Complex Mass // A Concrete Liturgy for Dilston Gallery
John Lawrence

Exhibition Open:  12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 4pm. Free, booking required.

When quiet, and uninhabited… do buildings dream? O Complex Mass is a new site-specific performance work by artist John Lawrence, with composer Stephen Crowe and experimental London-based choir Musarc, made in response to our historic Dilston Gallery and asks how a building

4–6 November 2022   //   Dilston Gallery

CHURCH / FACTORY
MA Fine Art students from Camberwell College of Arts

Exhibition Open:  Friday // Saturday // Sunday, 11am–4pm

CHURCH / FACTORY brings together MA Fine Art students from Camberwell College of Arts, UAL across two sites, Southwark Park Galleries, Dilston Gallery and The Copeland Gallery, presenting an ambitious collection of work spanning sculpture, computational arts, photography, painting, drawing and printmaking.

Friday 9 & 10 September 2022 // Tickets £6   //   Dilston Gallery

LIFE IS SOFT (Work in Progress)
Martin Creed

Exhibition Open:  7pm

Join Martin Creed for the London debut of his award-winning LIFE IS SOFT, following its success at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Book your ticket via Eventbrite. LIFE IS SOFT Martin Creed, Turner prize-winning artist performer composer ‘Punk poet’ (The Guardian) anti-war warm-hearted

11 September – 9 October 2022   //   Lake Gallery

The Spirit of the Salters Lives On

Exhibition Open:  Wednesday // Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday // 11am–5pm

Featured artists and contributors include: Eugene Ankomah // E.F. Ball // Paul Butler // Jane Deakin // Diane Gorvin // Nigel Moyce // Peter and Sue Rogers // Sarah Vaughan // Karin Wach and Leanne Werner This exhibition celebrates Ada (1866–1942) and

10 July–4 September 2022   //   Dilston Gallery

Before: Socialized, Circularized, Linearized, Artificialized, Corrupt Time
Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom

Preview:  Saturday 9 July // 3–6pm Exhibition Open:  Wednesday // Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday // 11am–5pm

Before: Socialized, Circularized, Linearized, Artificialized, Corrupt Time is an extensive new multimedia installation by Appau Jnr Boakye-Yiadom. This evolving and cumulative body of work – including print, archival material, film, sculpture, sound and performance – will change across 4 chapters throughout the

10 July–4 September 2022   //   Lake Gallery

The High Life
Lydia Blakeley

Preview:  Saturday 9 July // 3–6pm Exhibition Open:  Wednesday // Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday // 11am–5pm

The High Life will be Lydia Blakeley’s largest solo exhibition in the UK presenting a series of paintings, painted sculptural sun loungers and cool box planters containing cacti and crystals. Taking the 1995 Microsoft advertising campaign ‘Where do you want to go today?’

A concrete deconsecrated church is filled with a carnivalesque sculptures on wheels, brightly coloured and are spot lit, casting shadows onto the concrete walls.
Thursday 16 June 2022   //   Dilston Gallery

Artist Talk with Candida Powell-Williams & Hettie Judah

Exhibition Open:  6.30-8pm // Free, booking required via Eventbrite (donations welcome)

Book Now via Eventbrite Join us on Thursday 16th June for an in-conversation between writer and critic Hettie Judah and Candida Powell Williams, from 6.30-8pm at our Dilston Gallery. Together we will explore Candida’s new exhibition Tilt Shift: Shadows of the Seasoned

Ceramic glazed octopus in purple with glazed up
1 May–26 June 2022   //   Lake Gallery  //  Dilston Gallery

Tilt Shift: Shadows of the Seasoned Sun
Candida Powell-Williams

Preview:  Saturday 30 April // 2–6pm Exhibition Open:  Wednesday // Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday // 11am–5pm

Tilt Shift: Shadows of the Seasoned Sun is Candida Powell-Williams’ most ambitious exhibition to date. Inspired by gardens that drip with myths, mysticism and metaphorical associations to female bodies, Tilt Shift responds to Southwark Park. With a nod to local social reformer

A collage of overlapping landscapes such as forests, fields, and snowy mountains
Saturday 7 May 2022   //   Garden & Bothy

For us, to share // Recipe Book Launch

Exhibition Open:  2–5pm

For us, to share invites you to join our celebration; collect a recipe book, listen and add to a cooking playlist, and share your recipes and stories of home. Working with students from the Bosco Centre in Rotherhithe, over a series of

Diagram with letters linked up by curved lines and arrows. The letters spell out unruly encounters. The letters and lines are in black on a bright green background.
19–20 March 2022   //   Lake Gallery  //  Dilston Gallery

Unruly Encounters
The Royal College of Art // SoAH PhD, MPhil and MRes

Preview:  Friday 18 March // 3–5:30pm Exhibition Open:  Saturday // Sunday // 11am–5pm

“Perception is not simply embedded within and constrained by the surrounding world; it also contributes to the enactment of this surrounding world.”¹ ‘Unruly Encounters’ takes its title from Francisco J. Varela’s 1995 essay ‘The Re-enchantment of the Concrete’. This text explores the