Launched 29 June 2018   //   Garden & Bothy

Bermondsey Bothy

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

A magazine cutting with the title 'The British Empire' in blue print, in the left-hand corner and a 1823 painted scene of men in Barbados pushing barrels of sugar and rum on the shore, ready to be shipped to England. In the left-hand corner, a paragraph in small print reads: 'Barrels of sugar and rum, brought in carts from the remote plantations to the nearest beach, are rolled in dinghies and rowed out to lighters moored in the shallow water. These small boats took their cargoes round the coast to the island's two ports, where deep-draught merchantmen awaited them. There, the barrels were stowed for the last leg of their journey to England, where the agents of the plantation-owners sold the contents'.
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Listen // To Us It Just Looks Like A Lemon
Holly Graham

To Us It Just Looks Like A Lemon is a collection of reflections on the Mayflower and other colonial strategies, and is the outcome of Holly Graham‘s residency at Southwark Park Galleries in 2019. Pulling together her ongoing research into histories and legacies

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Listen // Woman Peeling Turnips; A Portrait of my Father

Richard Scott’s ‘Woman Peeling Turnips; A Portrait of my Father’ is the result of the poet’s residency at Southwark Park Galleries in August 2019, Queer Pilgrims. This new text forms a poetic investigation into ekphrasis*, father-figures and the violence of creation. Using Chardin’s 1738

Thurs 10 Oct // 11am-2pm   //   Garden & Bothy

Stir to Fully Incorporate // Free Workshop
Holly Graham

A free oral history workshop led by artist Holly Graham, exploring local food-manufacturing heritage, and its impact further-afield. With a focus on favoured sweet treats, this three-hour session will include recipe-recording, story-telling, and a visit to Peek Freans Museum, which houses a

Research assembled in the Bermondsey Bothy, Southwark Park Galleries (2019). Image courtesy of the artist.
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To Us It Just Looks Like A Lemon Research Online
Holly Graham

Holly Graham’s research for the commissioned project To Us It Just Looks Like A Lemon is now online, including audio documentation and recordings of interviews, threads of research generated and a reading list of the texts Holly used as part of her research. During her

4 September - 5 October   //   Garden & Bothy

To Us It Just Looks Like a Lemon
Holly Graham

Drawing on recent research within her practice, and considering narratives surrounding the Mayflower’s journey across the Atlantic, artist Holly Graham will use her month at Southwark Park Galleries to explore how we can use food to trace migratory routes. Referred to as

18-20 October // 11am-5pm   //   Garden & Bothy

Art Licks Weekend // Nomadic Vitrine
Sherie Sitauze

As part of the Art Licks Weekend 2019, Nomadic Vitrine curated by Andrew Gillespie presents Creatura Albus (White Creature), c. 1270AD, earlier or after, 2019 by artist Sherie Sitauze, in Southwark Park Galleries’ Bermondsey Bothy. Referring to the Venda people of southern

Saturday 31 August 2019 // 11am - 5pm   //   Dilston Gallery  //  Garden & Bothy

Day for Dogs

For the penultimate weekend of Dog Show, we invite you and your dogs to join us for a fun dog day. Artist Sally Muir, currently showing in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2019,  will be doing live dog portraits in our Bermondsey

Richard Scott Free Queer Poetry Workshops
17 & 31 August 2019 // 10am-12pm // Bermondsey Bothy   //   Garden & Bothy

Free Queer Poetry Workshops
Richard Scott

Let’s take our sexualities for a walk! Join poet Richard Scott for free queer poetry workshops dealing with journeys, exploration and homo-psychogeography, as he walks from Southwark Park Galleries to Rotherhithe Village, Stave Hill Ecological Park and other evocative sites by the river Thames.

8 August - 7 September 2019   //   Garden & Bothy

Queer Pilgrims
Richard Scott

Queer pilgrims, tolerance, the Mayflower, cruising in Stave Hill Ecological Park, Gluck’s opera Iphigénie en Tauride, human sacrifice and the five beastly boys of the Talbot. These are some of the subjects to be explored by poet Richard Scott during his time

Radio Anti at CGP Bermondsey Bothy
October 2018   //   Garden & Bothy

Radio Anti residency research online

Radio Anti were the first commissioned artists-in-residence in our recently launched Bermondsey Bothy. During their residency, Radio Anti (Matt De Kersaint Giraudeau and Ross Jardine) researched allegory, metaphor and other literary devices within the immigration process for asylum seekers, working with young refugees

Lunar House - Radio Anti
Saturday 13 October   //   Garden & Bothy

Lunar House and Other Stories
Radio Anti

Exhibition Open:  Live broadcasts at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm

An afternoon of radio broadcasts about the UK immigration system. Drawing on their four week research residency in the Bermondsey Bothy, Radio Anti host a series of broadcasts that conduct a literary reading of language used in immigration legislation, visa application forms

Radio Anti 87.5FM Logo
13 September - 13 October 2018   //   Garden & Bothy

Inaugural Bermondsey Bothy Residency
Radio Anti

Preview:  Closing Event: Saturday 13 October

Radio Anti are the first commissioned artists-in-residence in our recently launched Bermondsey Bothy. During their residency, Radio Anti will research allegory, metaphor and other literary devices within the immigration process for asylum seekers. Despite being presented as objective and unauthored statements of

Friday 29 June 2018   //   Garden & Bothy

Bermondsey Bothy Launch
Bobby Niven

On Friday 29 June we launched our Bermondsey Bothy, a permanent outdoor art workshop and residency site by Scottish artist Bobby Niven (co-founder, Bothy Project) Bermondsey Bothy is a quiet space for artistic experimentation, horticultural and conservation research, writing, meditation and creativity. A