Project Description

An exhibition of artworks and historic photographs depicting Elephant & Castle, Walworth and Camberwell held in the Southwark and Cuming Museum Collections. Some 196 pieces were on display, some brought out for public display for the first time in 25 years. The show was put together in response to the substantial popular appeal of the Cuming Museum 2009 exhibition Lost Southwark, focusing on this strip at the Museum’s doorstep undergoing such significant changes with numerous large redevelopment plans in motion.

The exhibition included photographs of buildings subsequently lost to development or now re-purposed and transfigured. Central to the display were stories and evocations of the area captured through work with local groups from Blackfriars Settlement, InSpire, Southwark Pensioners’ Centre and Pembroke House.