Why did the gallery cross the road?

Today (Wednesday 30 May 2018), the South London Gallery launches a £25,000 crowdfunding campaign on Art Happens, Art Fund’s crowdfunding platform. Money raised will go towards the final stages of transforming the formerly derelict Fire Station into a new cultural centre that will open on 20 September 2018.

As building work draws to a close, we urgently need to raise the final funds so that the Fire Station is ready for visitors this autumn. Donations will go directly towards preparing the new education space, archive room, artists’ studio and communal kitchen. For example, for the kitchen to become a hub for community meals and artist-led events it will need cooking equipment and furniture and the education space will need tables and chairs to host people of all ages as part of the SLG’s inspiring, expanded education and heritage programmes.


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We only have until Monday 2 July to raise £25,000, if we don’t reach our target we won’t receive any of the funds raised so every donation makes a difference. Donations can be made from as little as £5. There are a number of exclusive rewards available for donors including dinner and a talk at the Fire Station hosted by 6a, the architects of the project, and SLG Director Margot Heller. Supporters can also choose from one-off experiences with internationally renowned contemporary artists: a special supper party with Oscar Murillo in his studio and a tour of the Fire Station opening exhibition with Ryan Gander.

Please help us by contributing whatever you can or even just spreading the word. The more people who hear about the project, the more chance we have of reaching our target and getting the Fire Station ready for the grand opening in September. Click here to find out more and donate.

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