Welcome to the 6th edition of SLAM! Since we started in 2010, galleries and studios in South London have over doubled in number. You might think where next? With this in mind we are proudly launching the SE Coast Art Map, in addition we’re introducing Greenwich as a new hub alongside our original hubs Bankside, Bermondsey, Peckham and Deptford which we’re really excited about. Word on the street is that Greenwich is a place to watch. If all these pages full of galleries seem a little daunting or maybe you’re new to the area then why not join us for one of our SLAM art tours. Meet curators and artists for SLAM exclusives. If you fancy going solo, then download the new SL(APP) from the Apple Store or Google Play store and hit the road with live maps and listings. SLAM FRIDAYS with galleries open till 8.30pm on the last Friday of every month, is a perfect chance to grab a drink with friends and soak up the latest talent of the south or just catch those exhibitions you’ve been meaning to see but couldn’t fit them in. Don’t forget to tell us what you think using the hashtags #SLAMFRIDAYS #SLAMTOURS. Talking of hashtags and mobiles, why not follow us on Twitter on @slartmap or on Facebook for up to date happenings and art news in the south. If you are into technology then make sure you download the SL(APP) where you can search your current location for exhibitions open in your immediate area, clever eh?
Hub Arts Map
Hub Arts Map began in 2010 as a grassroots organisation (we run a contemporary gallery BEARSPACE on Deptford High street). Our aim is to ‘bring art to the forefront of our cities.’ Our focus is on emerging and contemporary visual art. Wonderfully the places you can find these emerging art scenes happen to be some of the most interesting, undiscovered parts of the UK. Currently covering South East London and the South East Coast, join us in uncovering some of the most intriguing galleries and studios in London, whilst sampling the architecture, shops, emerging food scene and history each ‘hub’ has to offer.
Galleries are open late on the last Friday of every month from 6.30–8.00pm. This is a free event, no booking required. Visit the events page to print your itinerary for the evening. SLAM Recommends that you visit Deptford, Peckham or Bankside to discover galleries in each hub. Travel between hubs by bus, car, train or bike.
South London Art Tours
Take a walking art tour led by a local artist or curator to visit key galleries and studios and be introduced to gallery owners and artists along the way. This is a must for artists, collectors and art enthusiasts to get a behind the scenes look at this growing art scene: Tour dates and times can be found on the tours page, These personalised tours are £10 per person in advance, book on to them HERE!
Or just turn up and pay £10 tickets are limited!
Sponsors & Supporters
Julia AlvarezSLAM DirectorJulia runs BEARSPACE gallery in Deptford and began the Deptford Art Map in 2009 after seeing the wealth of potential in the area. In 2011 South London Art Map (SLAM) was launched at TATE Modern with 90 member galleries, today SLAM has over 150 galleries & studios on the map and continues to grow. Julia also works as a curator, specialising in identifying and promoting emerging artists. Notable past projects include being appointed as chief curator of Deptford X in 2009 and 'Play' a large group exhibition including artists Jake & Dinos Chapman, Bob & Roberta Smith & Anya Gallaccio, 'The Urban Showcase,' a 50 metre outdoor exhibition of works on a building wrap in Mayfair, in association with Futurecity. There are important links with Royal Academy Schools and more recently she has acted as a selector for prizes and exhibitions, including the Florence Trust, ACME, Wimbledon School of Art and Axis MA Stars. Alvarez continues to live and work in Deptford and can be found most days in the b
Tina EmenyeonuTina Emenyeonu has studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design, Brera Academy in Italy and London College of Communication. At present, she is in her final year of a BA in Drawing at Camberwell College of Arts and also works from a studio near her home. Her work deals with themes of media and representation, employing collage and soundscapes. Recent exhibitions have been at the Bussey Building in Peckham and Shoreditch Town Hall. Having grown up in the Dulwich triangle of Herne Hill, East Dulwich and West Dulwich she is proud of the ambition and drive in its independent art scene and believes that South London represents a diversity and vibrancy that is unrivalled.