With our Undergraduate and Postgraduate Summer Shows taking place over the next few weeks, we round up the top exhibitions that are currently happening in and around Camberwell.
On the top 3 floors of a disused multi storey car park sits Bold Tendencies in Peckham. Bold Tendencies is a large scale creative project housing contemporary art, the Derek Jarman Garden, a Campari bar and performances from orchestras and contemporary composers. The car park offers incredible views over London, whilst also offering a vibrant and exciting view into the contemporary art scene.
Maudsley Long Gallery
Situated within the Maudsley Hospital (opposite Kings College Hospital), is the Maudsley Long Gallery. Reclaiming a disused staff corridor this space now provides creative inspiration for both patients and the public. Running until 27 June 2015 is the Slam AdArt Exhibition which focuses on creative process and the role of artwork in recovery.
South London Gallery
Next door to Camberwell College of Arts is the South London Gallery which exhibits international contemporary artists. Their next exhibition, Thomas Hirschorn’s exploration of the aesthetics of ruins, starts on Friday 26th June and is free to the public. They also have a bookshop, café and restaurant for visitors to relax and unwind in whilst waiting for the new show to begin.
Hannah Barry Gallery
The Hannah Barry Gallery is a contemporary space which promotes young and experimental artists work within a cutting edge gallery setting. They have several artists showing in the space at the moment including an exhibition of paintings by Christopher Green.
Peckham Platform is a community and educational charity based in Peckham, ten minutes walk from the college. Alongside hosting a diverse range of community engagement events they also run a contemporary gallery space.
Currently on display is ‘Twelve’, a new video installation created by London based artist Melanie Manchot. Using performance, photographic and video mediums Melanie closely explores the rituals and stories of lives spent in addiction, rehabilitation and recovery.
As well as local art galleries in the Camberwell area, there is a thriving art scene around South London. To plan a day full of galleries and creative spaces check out the South London Art Map which features the latest exhibitions and events happening South of the river.