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DIY Gallery

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DIY Gallery was a temporary exhibition and project space housed on the first floor of the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre for three months during 1986. The gallery was run by artists including Chris Saunders, Matt Hale, Lucy Spaniel, Sarah Jones, Keith Coventry and Andrea Fraser who presented solo and group shows of their own [...]


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Elefest is special because it celebrates one of the most maligned and misunderstood areas of London, we created Elefest to celebrate the cultural and creative diversity of the area and the people who live in it. – Rob Wray, director Elefest A free festival which has been held annually since 2003, based in multiple [...]

Stag Scaffolding Sculpture


Stage Scaffolding Sculpture, 2008. Ben Long. A sculptural installation sited over two-months in a cleared demolition site adjacent to the Heygate Estate, which forms part of the planned Oakmayne Plaza. A 10-meter high deer and plinth out a scaffold, commissioned by Man and Eve gallery. The sculpture has been installed in several places in the UK. [...]

Samten Kyil, The Tibetan Garden of Contemplation and Peace

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A garden designed by architect Guy Stansfeld with sculptures by Hamish Horsley, commissioned by the Tibet Foundation. Samten Kyil, or, Place of Contemplation, is set within the Northern area of Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. The garden is in dedication to the Dalai Lama and the people of Tibet. [...]

People of Southwark


Mural at the Artworks at Elephant and Castle commissioned in 2014. The mural features people born or who grew up in Southwark. Famous names and faces include Damson Idris, Michael Faraday, Sokari Douglas Kemp, Giggs, Michael Caine, Dora Dixon Fyle, Kwame Kwei-Armah, Florence Welch, Giant Haystacks.

See Red Women’s Workshop

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'Bite The Hand That "Feeds" You". See Red Women's Workshop. See Red Women's Workshop was a feminist print collective based at Illife Yard, Walworth, from 1974 to 1990. The group assembled in protest against the dominant visual imagery of women as portrayed in the media and advertising. See Red produced predominantly silk-screened posters and focused on [...]

Home Sweet Home

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'Home Sweet Home' tells a complex but intimate story of urban and social transformation, and asks: what kind of society are we building?' – UCL Urban Labs 'Home Sweet Home' is a feature film directed by Enrica Colusso, shot over four consecutive years in and around the Heygate Estate from 2008 to 2012. Shot [...]

Ghost Town

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We invite you to discover it by taking in its walkways and explore its environment through videos and 360 panoramic photos. Enter one of the boarded up building to visits its homes, look at an interactive video to meet its former residents and those who are planning its future, discover how life used to [...]

ASC Gallery at Erlang House

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[ASC gallery spaces] provide a platform for resident artists to show their own work or curate others’ work. ASC project spaces are managed by artists within each building with the support of ASC. – Artists Studio Company Artist Studio Company managed over 40 artists in studio spaces and an exhibition space in Erlang House at [...]


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Frontiers. Rights: Off/Modern. FRONTIERS will represent a culture-clash, the gallery being as it is sandwiched between the wealth and prosperity of the city centre and monolithic council estates of the area. – Off/Modern Corsica Studios invited South East London arts collective Off/Modern to curate a group show at the roaming arts space [...]