South London Art Map is a user-friendly guide to galleries in South London. The South London Art Map runs tours and hosts a late night opening of all galleries in south London on the last Friday of every month.
South London has been bubbling away creatively for the last 10–20 years. Local Artists Damien Hirst and Anthony Gormley started their careers in South London, which was home to the Young British Artists and both Goldsmiths & Camberwell College of Art. More recently Tate Modern opened its doors south of the river creating a central focal point for the area. In 2011, there are now over 100 galleries and studios with more opening weekly, from exhibitions in car parks to art studios in old police stations. Be one of the first to discover this exciting area.
Four hubs are highlighted where there are clusters of galleries and studios, in Bankside, Peckham, Bermondsey and Deptford. These areas are surrounded by Vauxhall, Kennington and Greenwich. Start in the main areas and travel further afield to discover more galleries hidden in other locations.
'The South London Art Map will help you see through the eyes of an artist.' Bob & Roberta Smith
It’s high time that South London’s art scene was put, literally, on the map, from large-scale museums to warehouse complexes, commercial galleries and pop-up spaces. Ossian Ward, Time Out
Galleries are open late on the last Friday of every month from 6.30–8.00pm. This is a free event, no booking required. Visit the events page to print your itinerary for the evening. SLAM Recommends that you visit Deptford, Peckham or Bankside to discover galleries in each hub. Travel between hubs by bus, car, train or bike.