RouteAs a South Londoner, I'm looking forward to jumping on my bike with a few colleagues and visiting the fantastic galleries this side of the river offers, with some tasty local beer and great food thrown in for good measure! [Read my full route description below]
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As a South Londoner, I'm looking forward to jumping on my bike with a few colleagues and visiting the fantastic galleries this side of the river offers, with some tasty local beer and great food thrown in for good measure!
I’m setting off from our London office in Oval to one of our clients The Sunday Painter in Vauxhall. This artist-led space was founded by Harry Beer and Will Jarvis in 2009 and consistently presents the works of young (often local) artists. You’ll see works by Cynthia Daignault which are her first works painted on paper and a delight to see.
My next stop is another client of ours, Sim Smith in Camberwell. I think we can all agree the best galleries start their journeys from a converted function room in a pub! Now in their new location, their show Xanadu explores metaphors for a digital image via a series of oil paintings, with each wall of the gallery representing one work.
Heading off through Camberwell to Peckham I’d suggest making a quick pit stop at the newly opened Frog Bakery (near the South London Gallery) and sampling their pastries! My first stop in Peckham is the wonderful Hannah Barry Gallery, a driving force behind the south London gallery scene. Over in the Bussey Building is Bosse and Baum, with Caterina Silva’s new body of work ‘Summer Unknown’, a stunning exploration between power and language. If you’re a tad peckish at this point, head over to the Market Peckham and visit Coffee and Cocktails on the ground floor for some light lunch and delicious treats.
Back on the bike, we continue east. Deptford has a growing cluster of exciting young programs, and I’m delighted to say it includes two galleries who have been selected as part of the Artlogic Young & Emerging Gallery Initiative - Gossamer Fog and Indigo + Madder. Gossamer Fog is reopening its doors with a new solo exhibition from Rustan Söderling, and indigo + madder are presenting ‘Lotus-Eaters’, which brings together new paintings by Shailee Mehta and Caroline Wong.
Heading towards Bermondsey, I highly recommend visiting Sid Motion Gallery which has a new show from Frank Dot & Brian Oval ‘AIR SIGNS featuring a delightful arrangement of sculptural works that are presented as photographs. Finishing off in Bermondsey Street - my old stomping ground and favourite street in London - head to White Cube and CeliaBrunson Projects. Afterwards, if you can find a space at Jose’s the tapas, it is incredible, or visit Simon the Tanner (best pub in the area) to sample some locally brewed beers.
There you have it, a little tour of South London presenting just a fraction of the wonderful galleries it has to offer with a little exercise!