Conversation with photographer Phil Polglaze


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Party to celebrate Nelson Mandela's release, 1990 (Phil Polglaze)

Chris Scales, Heritage Officer for Southwark Archives, talks to local photographer Phil Polglaze.


Starts: Sunday 14:00
Ends: Sunday 15:00

Event Details

Address:South London Gallery
Fire Station
82 Peckham Road

Post code:SE15 5LQ

Open hours:Starts 2pm (1 hour approx)


Phil Polglaze began his career as a photographer in the 1970s working for New Society and New Statesman magazines. From 1983 to 2004 he was one of the main photographers for Southwark Council covering leisure and culture events, including five years at the Southwark Sparrow newspaper where he recorded key moments in the development of community engagement across the borough. Through recent partnerships with SLG and Southwark Archives his invaluable photographic record is being digitised and brought to light for the first time. The discussion will focus on his work in Peckham and show unseen photography of local people and places in the 1980s-1990s.


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:The nearest underground stations are:
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’
Accessible Transport for London Tube guides are available to download here:

By Train:The nearest overground station to the South London Gallery is Peckham Rye (ten minute walk from the gallery)
The nearest station with step-free access is Denmark Hill. It is a 20 minute walk from the gallery or you can take the 40 bus from outside the station to Camberwell Green stop and then take the 36, 171 or 436 from Camberwell Church St/Camberwell Green stop to Peckham Road/Southampton Way stop.


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