36th Annual Open Exhibition ‘Best in Show’

We’re excited to announce that the Annual Open 2020 Best in Show, selected by the artist Bedwyr Williams from over 900 entries, goes to Dominic Watson for his video, Fleshy Eaters. You can watch Dominic’s video above. Bedwyr has also selected eight

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New Limited Edition by Bedwyr Williams

NEW LIMITED EDITION Bedwyr Williams // Arse Kicking Session for British Artists Who Say Ass (2020). Buy now from our online shop. Bedwyr Williams, whose exhibition at Southwark Park Galleries is postponed due to Covid-19 to Spring 2021, has been helping us

Temporary Closure

Please note that due to the national restrictions announced on 31 October, we are now closed to the public until further notice. Please stay in touch via social media and check back here on our website for updates as to when we

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36th Annual Open Online Submission Guidelines

2D & 3D Online Submission Form This year has been an unexpected challenge in many ways, for everyone. We have had to learn new skills and find new ways of supporting each other. The long-held tradition of our Annual Open Exhibition, founded

A large photographic print by Martin Creed of two dogs. Next to the framed print are two people with a dog viewing another work at Southwark Park Galleries // Lake Gallery for DOG SHOW 2019

Plan Your Visit // Keeping you and our team safe

We are now open with Fani Parali’s ANOYX and DREPAN & THE MINDERS OF THE WARM. Keeping everyone safe during this time is our top priority; therefore we have the following precautions in place for the benefit of our visitors and staff:

We Are Recruiting: Assistant Director // Maternity Cover

Southwark Park Galleries is seeking a fixed term Assistant Director (Maternity Cover) We are looking for an experienced candidate to join our small, passionate gallery team on a fixed-term, maternity cover basis. The Assistant Director’s primary role is to support the Director

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Free Summer Activity Packs for Families Launch Next Week

While we remain unable to host our art workshops on site this summer, we’re bringing the activities to you at home. Each Saturday a new downloadable activity pack will be available from on our website. Each pack is filled with amazing ideas and exciting

2020 Exhibition Programme

Please note, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our gallery is temporarily closed until further notice. Thank you for your understanding and continued support, we look forward to welcoming you back soon. We will be updating the programme timetable, all exhibitions &

Our New Name

We are thrilled to announce that after 35 year we have officially change our name to Southwark Park Galleries. Both our spaces have also followed suit with a slight name change; Lake Gallery (formerly The Gallery) situated by Southwark Park’s lake and

New Artist Gardener

We are proud to announce that William Evans will start in April as CGP London’s new Artist Gardener, working with local families in weekly gardening sessions as well as local primary school students. Evans is part of ongoing artist duo Crabtree and Evans. We will

Artists announced for Realm

Bermondsey-based artist Hazel Brill joins artists Richard Downes and Mr X in a new collaborative exhibition called Realm, launching on 17th March. Realm is a new way of working with our longstanding partners Outside In and Bethlem Gallery, where we bring 3 artists together to develop a new body of work, following

Seniors Art School Marcia Farquhar

One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure // Seniors Art School

Our Seniors Art School occupied Marcia Farquhar’s piece The Open University – a pop-up lecture theatre located in a skip – to consider the value of objects and ideas. Working with artist Holly Graham, the group produced a short hand-bound publication, with the

Humanifesto Bedfellows

Bedfellows Sex Ed Workshops with Bacon’s College

Following John Walter’s CAPSID exhibition and generously supported by the Wellcome Trust, we programmed a young people’s project with Bedfellows and Bacon’s College, a series of workshops over September and October 2018 looking at debunking sex education through creative writing, discussions and zine-making. The school