The Source: Works from the South London Gallery Collection
This display in the first floor galleries of the Fire Station focuses on some of the artists that helped found the South London Gallery, their belief in social reform through art, literature and learning, and the ongoing legacy of their work.
Address:South London Gallery Fire Station
Post code:SE15 5LQ
Open hours:8 Mar - 26 May
11am-6pm, Tuesday to Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday and Sunday, and until 9pm on Wednesdays and the last Friday of the month.
DescriptionThe South London Fine Art Gallery, as it was then called, opened at its current location on Peckham Road in 1891. The site would not have been secured without the vision and determination of a group of men and women, many of whom were artists themselves. It was their passion, commitment and ability to fundraise that ensured that the gallery had a permanent home, one it has now occupied for nearly 130 years. ARTISTS Maurice Bingham Adams, Walter Crane, Sir Frederic Leighton, Goshka Macuga, João Penalva, John Ruskin, GF Watts.
By Bus:The following buses stop at the South London Gallery:
Routes 12, 36, 171, 343, 345 and 436
Alight at ‘Peckham Road/Southampton Way’
By Tube:Oval (Northern Line, approx 1.6 miles) then take bus 36 or 436
Vauxhall (Victoria Line, approx 2.6 miles) then take bus 36 or 436 from bus stop C
Elephant & Castle (Northern Line, approx 2.2 miles) then bus 12 or 171 from bus stop D or R; or 343 from bus stop G or R Alight at ‘Peckham Road/Southampton Way’
By Train:The nearest mainline train station to the South London Gallery is Peckham Rye (14 minute walk from the gallery)
Access for wheelchair users
Assistance dogs welcome
Large print available
Positive about disabled people