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A Fine Day for Seeing

article thumb - Mali Morris, Ghost, 2017, courtesy of the artist, photograph by Colin Mills.

Mali Morris, Ghost, 2017, courtesy of the artist, photograph by Colin Mills.


This summer, the Lake Gallery at Southwark Park Galleries presents A Fine Day for Seeing, a celebration of word and image, with ten pairs of internationally-acclaimed poets and artists working in dialogue with each other.

Date & time

Ongoing from 31 July 2021 to 29 August 2021

A Fine Day for Seeing
Day Date Start & end times

Event Details

Address:Southwark Park Galleries // Lake Gallery
1 Park Approach

Post code:SE16 2UA


Telephone:020 7237 1230

Open hours:Wednesday – Sunday, 11am–5pm


A Fine Day for Seeing’ takes its title from the New York School poet and curator Frank O’Hara, who bridged literary and artistic worlds in the late 50s. In this spirit of collaboration between word and image, the exhibition at Southwark Park Galleries presents ten pairs of internationally acclaimed poets and artists who have been invited to work in dialogue with each other. Each artist is represented by a single piece, and the accompanying poems will be available through performances, discussions, recordings and a publication. Some of the participating poets will also be offering writing workshops hosted by the Poetry School. The show is curated by Tamar Yoseloff, a poet with a strong engagement with visual art, and Paul Carey-Kent, an art writer with a long-standing interest in poetry.

Poet // Artist

Khairani Barokka // Michelle Williams Gamaker
Leo Boix // Jessica Sarah Rinland
Annie Freud // May Cornet
Martha Kapos //Mali Morris
Roy McFarlane // Hew Locke
Maitreybandhu // Basil Beattie
Julian Stannard // Juliette Marhieux Bartoli
Harriet Tarlo // Judith Tucker
Jane Yeh // Virginia Verran
Tamar Yoseloff // Alison Gill

A Fine Day for Seeing has been made possible with thanks to the generous support of Arts Council England


By Bus:1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, P12, C10. All stop at Canada Water station.

By Tube:Canada Water on the Jubilee and London Overground Lines or Surrey Quays on the London Overground. Canada Water station is seven minutes walk from Southwark Park and Surrey Quays is six minutes walk to Lake Gallery.

By Train:South Bermondsey Station



Access for wheelchair usersAccess for wheelchair users

Adapted toiletAdapted toilet

Large print availableLarge print available

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