The Design Museum
The Design Museum has championed design and the impact it has on the world for over 30 years, becoming in that time a world renown institution. Since moving to its new Kensington campus designed by OMA and John Pawson in 2016, the DM continues to host leading exhibitions for Paul Smith, Louis Kahn, Terence Conran, Anni Albers, Richard Rogers, Zaha Hadid (the list continues…) as well as the Beazley Design of the Year and its successful Designers in Residence scheme; one of the UK’s major exhibitions of young creative talent. In 2018 the DM won the European Museum of the Year Award.
As well as its numerous successful exhibitions the museum runs a full calendar of family, HE and public workshops orientated on pedagogy in design. Its new campus boasts the brand new Swarovski Centre for Learning with library and computer suite, a state of the art 200 seat auditorium and private meeting rooms. The DM hosts multiple designing and making workshops making it an educational hub in the cultural quarter.
The DM has long been providing an alternative space for education and from Monday 29th July to Sunday 3rd August, will host SOS_19 in their Ulm & Bauhaus seminar spaces, offering our students a top spec learning environment and access to the museum’s current exhibitions.
Image courtesy of The Design Museum.
The South London Gallery
The South London Gallery (SLG) was founded in the 19th century by philanthropist William Rossiter to ‘bring art to the people of south London’. Today the gallery comprises its original site at 65 Peckham Road; the Fire Station which opened to the public on 22 September 2018; Art Block, a space for local children and families on Sceaux Gardens Estate and two permanent gardens.
The SLG has an international reputation for its contemporary art exhibitions by established, mid-career and younger artists and programme of film and performance events. It’s highly regarded, free education programme includes a peer-led young people's forum; family workshops; artist-led projects and commissions on local housing estates; and a BBC Children in Need-funded programme for looked after children.
The South London Gallery is a registered charity which raises more than half of its income from trusts and foundations, sponsors and fundraising events.
From Monday 5th August to Friday 9th, the SLG will host SOS_19 before a week-long exhibition upstairs at the beautifully restored Fire Station.
The South London Gallery Fire Station. Photo Johan Dehlin.
The Anise Gallery
Anise Gallery is a contemporary art gallery with a strong focus towards the architectural aesthetic. Working with early to mid career artists in a wide range of media the gallery presents an exciting and diverse programme of exhibitions, events and talks that relate back to architecture, technology and the built environment.
Anise Gallery was founded in 2012 by Jacquelyn Jubert and Joseph Robson in Shad Thames, South East London. Occupying the ground floor of the Anise Building, a former spice warehouse and the gallery’s namesake, the space is also home to AVR London and AVR – Architectural Illustrators and Virtual Reality Specialists respectively. The 3 companies collaborate on many projects, strengthening and reinforcing the ethos and branding of each individually and as a whole.
Anise Gallery’s first summer graduate show was held in 2012 shortly after its opening to great success and reward. Supporting, promoting and connecting with recent graduates from London art schools and those further afield has become a core part of the gallery’s programming.
Supporting the SOS_19 public lecture series, the Anise Gallery will host a number of our key speakers in their space in Bermondsey.
Image courtesy of the Anise Gallery.