FIRE STATION OPENING WEEKEND
Sat 22 – Sun 23 Sep 2018, 11am-6pm
Past event

Sunday Spot with Philippa Johnson. Photo: Zoe Tynan Campbell.

Join us for a celebratory weekend of free events and be among the first to see the South London Gallery’s new annexe in the former Peckham Road Fire Station, renovated by 6a architects.

See the KNOCK KNOCK exhibition and take part in free activities throughout the weekend. Explore our new exhibition galleries, archive, kitchen, education studio and artist’s studio and celebrate this historic moment with us.

Enjoy a selection of food on offer including a BBQ in the Orozco Garden and salads, sandwiches and more from The Habit café.

Opening Weekend Programme

SATURDAY, 11AM-6PM

11-11.30am: Grand Opening, Fire Station entrance
Join us for the grand opening of the SLG’s new building.

11.30am-12pm: Gabriel Lester: Trek, Pelican Estate
Please meet at the paved area below Crane House for the launch of Gabriel Lester’s public art commission on Pelican Estate. Hear from Gabriel Lester about the project and the SLG’s programme Open Plan, which works with residents living on local housing estates to commission new art.

12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm: Open Plan Public Art Tours
Tours of the Open Plan public art commissions on Pelican and Sceaux Gardens housing estates will run throughout the weekend. Please meet outside the entrance to the Fire Station, tours will last approximately 40 minutes.

12-5pm: Big Family Press, Attic, Fire Station
The Big Family Press is a child-led printing press that supports children and young people to develop a vocabulary around heritage and archives through DIY publishing methodologies. Learn how to riso-print,  share your stories and make a DIY publication.

12-4pm: BBQ, Clore Studio and Orozco Garden, Main Building
Join us for a barbecue with The Habit café and drinks from Fourpure Brewing Co. explore the garden designed by artist Gabriel Orozco in 2016.

2-6pm: Basim Magdy: PINGPINPOOLPONG, or How I Learned to Laugh at Failure, Art Block, Sceaux Gardens Estate
Artist Basim Magdy has created a new sport combining elements of ping-pong, pinball and pool for his commission at Art Block. Make your own table tennis bats and obstacles to use during the game.

4-5pm: Joyce Pensato in conversation with Gilda Williams, Camberwell College of Arts Lecture Theatre
Artist Joyce Pensato, who created the work Take Me to Your Leader, 2018 for the KNOCK KNOCK exhibition, will be in conversation with writer and academic Gilda Williams. To book tickets click here.

SUNDAY, 10AM-6PM

12pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm: Open Plan Public Art Tours
Tours of the Open Plan public commissions on Pelican and Sceaux Gardens housing estates will run throughout the weekend. Please meet outside the entrance to the Fire Station, tours will last approximately 40 minutes.

12-2pm: The Archive is Personal, Kitchen, Fire Station
Join Anna Merryfield, Shamica Ruddock, Ahmed Sinno and others from the Copleston Church and Community Centre for a celebration of the launch of Merryfield and Ruddock’s new film, The Archive is Personal, screened in the Archive. Try homemade food, pick up a cookbook developed through the project and share your personal connections to food.

12-4pm: BBQ, Clore Studio and Orozco Garden, Main Building
Join us for a barbecue and explore the garden designed by artist Gabriel Orozco in 2016.

2-4pm: Sunday Spot, Clore Studio, Main Building
Join artist Amy Leung to add your favourite foods to a tablecloth feast using cut and stick techniques. Activities will be taking place alongside our opening weekend BBQ. Sunday Spot is ideal for children aged 3-12 years and their parents or guardians.

2-6pm: Basim Magdy: PINGPINPOOLPONG, or How I Learned to Laugh at Failure, Art Block, Sceaux Gardens Estate
Artist Basim Magdy has created a new sport combining elements of ping-pong, pinball and pool for his commission at Art Block. Make your own table tennis bats and obstacles to use during the game.