The Bridget Riley Art Foundation is pleased to be a Principle Supporter of the Peckham Road Fire Station, The South London Gallery's newly refurbished contemporary arts space that opened in September 2018.
"The Grade II listed building at 82 Peckham Road dates from 1867 and is the earliest surviving example of a purpose-built fire station in London.
With designs by award-winning 6a architects, the Fire Station is a mixed-use building over four floors, maintaining the original layout of rooms as far as possible. The new building provides gallery spaces, an archive room, artists' studio, kitchen and terrace, combined with community and education facilities.
The Fire Station doubles the size of the South London Gallery, transforming the ways in which we can support and profile the work of British and international artists. With this new venue, the SLG is able to take a more ambitious and experimental approach to programming than ever before, furthering our reputation for bringing new work by internationally acclaimed and lesser known artists to an area of London with a fascinating local history.
On the top floor, a new education space has enabled the gallery to expand its innovative arts programme in the local area. The SLG's extensive archive of its 127 year history, in addition to material relating to the social, architectural and cultural history of the local area, is now available to the public for the first time both digitally and through changing displays in a dedicated archive gallery on the ground floor."
For more information on the new space and South London Gallery's events and exhibitions, visit their website.
Exterior view of The South London Gallery Fire Station, with doors open to the Bridget Riley Gallery. Photo Johan Dehlin. Courtesy 6a architects.
Installation view of KNOCK KNOCK at The South London Gallery Fire Station. Pictured If There were Anywhere but Desert, Friday (2002) by Ugo Rondinone. Photo Andy Stagg.
Interior view of The South London Gallery Fire Station. Photo Johan Dehlin. Courtesy 6a architects.