South London Gallery

South London Gallery

Charity information

South London Gallery

The South London Gallery is a locally, nationally and internationally recognised centre for contemporary visual art with an award-winning and innovative education programme.

Founded 1891

  • Mission statement

    Founded in 1891, the South London Gallery's original purpose to "bring art to the people of South London" is a vision which holds true to this day. For the past twenty years, the South London Gallery (SLG) has focused on presenting acclaimed British and international contemporary visual art to diverse audience groups in the distinctive and inspiring setting of the gallery building, as well as in various locations in south London. The SLG promotes the production and understanding of contemporary art through its programme of exhibitions, live art events, artist residencies, education and outreach projects, for which it has a national and international reputation for excellence and innovation, as well as for playing an important role in the regeneration of Camberwell and Peckham. The gallery has transformed since the opening of its building extension in 2010 and now welcomes over 140,000 visitors annually.

    Through the gallery’s innovative and award-winning education and outreach programmes, the SLG’s works with thousands of school pupils, young people, local residents, children and community groups. The gallery’s work with residents on the neighbouring Sceaux Gardens and four other local housing estates has shown impressive results in terms of social cohesion and community-building, as well as nurturing an interest in contemporary art among participants.

  • Aims

    South London Gallery aims to:

    • The gallery aims to promote the production and understanding of contemporary art through its programmes of exhibitions, film & performance, artist residencies, education and outreach projects.
    • The gallery aims to present acclaimed British and international contemporary visual art to diverse audience groups in the distinctive and inspiring setting of the gallery and off-site.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1891

    Registered Charity Number: 312160

    Board members: 9

    Full time staff: 16

    Part time staff: 6

    Phone number: 020 7703 6120

    Address: 65 Peckham Road,London SE5 8UH

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