RouteFirst things first; head to Monmouth Coffee Company at Borough Market for one of the finest cups of coffee London has to offer. You might have to queue for a bit but your taste buds will thank you. [Read my full route description below]
First things first; head to Monmouth Coffee Company at Borough Market for one of the finest cups of coffee London has to offer. You might have to queue for a bit but your taste buds will thank you.
Start at the Copperfield, housed in an architecturally re-purposed former religious building for Larry Achiampong: And I saw a new heaven bringing together the unlikely trinity of HBO TV, video games and Christianity. And a bonus tip - next time you’re at Westminster tube station, check out Larry’s amazing reimagined the London Underground roundel logo in African colours, commissioned by TfL’s Art on the Underground.
Next head to the Hannah Barry Gallery in Peckham Rye, which supports many emerging international artists in London. There you can see London based artist George Rouy’s ambitious show looking at identity in a globalised and technologically-driven 21st century. I’m also a big fan of Hannah Barry’s not-for-profit initiative, Bold Tendencies, based in its nearby home on the top four floors of Peckham Multi-Storey Car Park (with an amazing view across London).
Before 2pm, take a short walk to Peckham Library Square to see an eclectic programme of free site-specific performance artworks by some of the most exciting artists working today, programmed by Peckham Platform. Then a short cycle or bus ride to the Sid Motion Gallery for 3pm to see artists Max Wade and Lewis Dalton Gilbert in conversation.
Finally, head over to studio/chapple in Deptford to see award winning British-Sierra Leonean, London-based poet-songwriter and visual artist Nadeem Din-Gabisi present a special performance of his debut album ‘POOL’.
I love London Gallery Weekend, it has deservedly become a staple event on London’s art calendar - a weekend of inspiration, exploration and joy to rival any cultural experience in the capital. Enjoy!