#32 ANNUAL OPEN, installation view (2016). Installation photograph by Damian Griffiths. Courtesy of the artists & CGP London.

37th Annual Open Exhibition Submission Guidelines

Online Submission Form Now in its 37th year, we are delighted to announce the return of the Annual Open Exhibition at Southwark Park Galleries, supported by Breckman & Company. Following the success of last year’s online exhibition, the 2021 exhibition will be

Continuing to keep you and our team safe

Please remember, stay at home if you’re feeling unwell with coronavirus symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has coronavirus and you have been notified to self-isolate. As the government has set out how COVID restrictions will be relaxed in England

Press On! Fay Nicolson RIVA workshop

We’re Recruiting // Public Engagement Manager (Maternity Cover)

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

Marcia Farquar is performing on top of the old lido fountain outside Southwark Park Galleries, Lake Gallery. Marcia is wearing a blue bonnet, red open jacket and a blue skirt that flows over the three-tiered semi-circle fountain. In the foreground are lot’s of people watching.

We’ve Received Life Saving Cultural Recovery Fund

We are relieved and extremely grateful to be among over 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund at such a critical time in the charity’s 37-year history. This award is vital for

A performance of two women atop two large metal podiums, which move on tracks that run down the side perimeter of Southwark Park Galleries, Dilston Gallery (a deconsecrated church). The performers are wearing modroc chest pieces with black painted hands and grey faces lipsynching to a soundtrack, gesturing singing and howling motions.

We’re Recruiting // Community Gardener & Front of House

Southwark Park Galleries (managed by the Bermondsey Artists’ Group) is a non-profit contemporary art gallery and registered charity, set across two contrasting spaces in the heart of Southwark Park, Bermondsey. Over the past 37 years, we have commissioned over 450 free exhibitions

A pink background with two headless line drawn people, one is kicking the other in the arse. Text in black around the illustration reads 'Arse Kicking Session for British Artists Who Say Ass'

Fundraising Appeal // Bedwyr Williams Limited Edition

NEW LIMITED EDITION Bedwyr Williams // Arse Kicking Session for British Artists Who Say Ass (2020). £120 incl VAT  Buy now from our online shop. Aware of the difficulty we face as an organisation who have received limited emergency assistance, Bedwyr has

2021 Programme Announcement

We can’t wait to see you again! Running parallel to the exhibition programme will be a series of free workshops for families and young people, Seniors Art School, and artist residences in our Bermondsey Bothy.⠀ BEDWYR WILLIAMS A Southwark Park Galleries touring

Keeping you and our team safe

We are thrilled to have reopened with Bedwyr Williams’ MILQUETOAST 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: The wearing of nose and mouth

Various children's drawings on paper completely covering the floor for Drawing Disco at Southwark Park Galleries. Two children surrounded by pens are drawing with Alexa Lowe crouched next to them and one child standing.

Spring Family Activity Packs

Homeschooling? Exhausted your caché of activities to do with the kids? If you’re looking for some fun to do with the family, we’re bringing the activities to you at home. Over the next couple of months, building on our free family activity packs

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

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

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

From left to right red blending into teal. Summer Holiday // Activity Packs written in slightly wiggly white font in the centre. White straight lines are coming out of the text towards the edges of the graphic.

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