Two computer generated amorphous blobs on a black background
2 December–5 December 2021   //   Dilston Gallery

Festive Labour
LCC MA Sound Arts Postgraduate Show 2021

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

Eman Abdellatif // Samm Anga // Mathias Arrignon // Claudio De Benedictis // Louise Le Du // Mengyuan Fu // Lara Geary // Zixiao Gong // Hye Yun Jeong // Nima Khademlou // Yushu Ma // Avery Rogers // Junchang Zhang Now

17 November–11 December 2021   //   Lake Gallery

37th Annual Open Exhibition

Preview:  Sunday 14 November // 1pm–4pm Exhibition Open:  Wednesday // Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday // 11am–4pm

We are delighted to present the 37th Annual Open Exhibition at Southwark Park Galleries, supported by Breckman & Company. The Annual Open Exhibition exists to encourage artists at all stages of their career to present work as part of a large scale

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Autumn Gathering // Sunday 31 October, 11am – 5pm

Join us in Southwark Park this Sunday, 31 October, for the last chance to see our Autumn exhibitions, live performances, an exhibition tour and the launch our new annual artists’ flag commission. All events are free and open to all, no booking required. Refreshments will

15–31 October 2021   //   Dilston Gallery

THE KNOT COMMONS
Rebecca Lennon

Preview:  Closing Event: Sunday 31 October, refreshments, live performances 11am–5pm (free, no booking required) Exhibition Open:  Friday // Saturday // Sunday, 11am–5pm

THE KNOT COMMONS is a new large-scale poly-vocal three channel video and surround sound composition with performance by Rebecca Lennon. It is the annual collaborative commission by Southwark Park Galleries and Matt’s Gallery created specially for Dilston Gallery. Originally planned for March

15 September – 31 October 2021   //   Lake Gallery

Trouble in Outer Heaven:
Portable Ops Plus

Preview:  Sunday 12 September // 2–5pm with a new covert performance by Sam Keogh at 4pm Exhibition Open:  Wednesday // Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday // 11am–5pm

Larry Achiampong, Joseph Buckley, Kitty Clark, Sam Keogh, Hardeep Pandhal, Adam Sinclair and Jamie Sutcliffe. Featuring The Diamond Dogs Educational Unit: Uma Breakdown, Petra Szemán, Larry Achiampong & Zara Truss Giles. Curated by Jamie Sutcliffe.  ‘Trouble In Outer Heaven: Portable Ops Plus’

28 July–19 September 2021   //   Dilston Gallery

The City Rises
Anne Ryan

Preview:  Sunday 25 July // 2–5pm Exhibition Open:  Wednesday // Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday // 11am–5pm

For her epic new installation created for Dilston Gallery’s vast concrete hall, London-based Irish artist Anne Ryan captures the sprawling dynamism of the city and its communities. Through her vibrant ceramic and cement sculptures, paintings and three-dimensional cutouts, Ryan’s observations, speculations and

Acrylic painting with heavy brush strokes of a faded sphere in the background on top of this are geometric vibrant blocks of colour; purple, orange and blues.
28 July - 29 August 2021   //   Lake Gallery

A Fine Day for Seeing //
Group exhibition presenting ten pairs of poets and artists

Preview:  Sunday 25 July // 2–5pm (Poetry readings 3–4pm) Exhibition Open:  Wednesday // Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday // 11am - 5pm

‘A Fine Day for Seeing’ takes its title from the New York School poet and curator Frank O’Hara, who bridged literary and artistic worlds in the late 1950s. In this spirit of collaboration between word and image, the exhibition presents ten pairs

Pre-schooler gardening with his mum in Southwark Park Galleries' Gallery Garden
Every Friday until 29 October 2021 // Two slots 10-10.45am and 11-11.45am   //   Garden & Bothy

Family Allotment Club

Join us every between 10am and 12pm in our beautiful garden, to grow together. You can expect to grow and harvest food, do some planting, take care of seedlings that you can also grow at home, have fun exploring bugs and get

19 May - 11 July 2021   //   Lake Gallery  //  Dilston Gallery

MILQUETOAST
Bedwyr Williams

Preview:  Closing Event: Saturday 10 July // 2-6pm Exhibition Open:  Wednesday // Thursday // Friday // Saturday // Sunday // 11am - 5pm

This major new exhibition by Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams interrogates and satirises the role of cultural establishments within contemporary society. Via sculpture, video, painting and drawing, Williams parodies the often fetishistic architectural motifs and bureaucratic hierarchies appropriated within the culture sector and

4-6 & 11-14 August // 11am-5pm   //   Garden & Bothy

Wampanoag Power
Habib Hajallie

The narrative of the pilgrims’ arrival and settlement from the UK to the United States is a historical retelling that omits the enslavement and brutality inflicted upon the native Wampanoag population in Massachusetts. Through the lens of racial empowerment, artist Habib Hajallie

Multiple jesmonite cultural buildings in a line, lit with small street lights on a black trestle table.⠀
Saturday 10 July 2021   //   Lake Gallery

Bedwyr Williams’ Second Jab: Performance Event Afternoon

Exhibition Open:  2pm-6pm

Bedwyr Williams’ Second Jab: Performance Event Afternoon Saturday 10 July, 2pm-6pm Join artist Bedwyr Williams on the closing weekend of MILQUETOAST for a new reading-performance about encounters with architectural models – a recurrent theme of his exhibition at Southwark Park Galleries. Performances

17 June -11 July 2021   //   Garden & Bothy

The Noise of the Mayflower
Radio Anti

Exhibition Open:  Bothy Installation: open 2-4 & 9-11 July Friday // Saturday // Sunday // 11am–5pm

The Noise of the Mayflower is a piece of aural research about the Mayflower crossing in 1620, an event whose historical ‘signals’ are still heard today in discussions about colonialism and national identity. But what about noise? Can we still hear the

Launches 31 October 2021 // Outdoors outside both our galleries   //   Public Art

Artist Flags // Wampanoag Power and The British Dream
Habib Hajallie

As part of our Black History Month celebrations and in solidarity with Southwark Stands Together, we are pleased to launch the second in our annual series of flag commissions for Southwark Park by artist Habib Hajallie, supported by Omni Colour. Two flags

Indian ink watercolour painting of a rainbow on paper
2 December 2020, 3pm - 31 January 2021, 5pm   //   Lake Gallery

36th Annual Open Exhibition

Preview:  Wednesday 2 December // 3pm Instagram Live Exhibition Open:  Online

This much-loved show usually receives around 250 entries but this year the response has seen an explosion in entries with over 900 artworks by artists of all backgrounds from across the UK. The pandemic means that this year the exhibition has gone