Dilston Grove

After two years and a 870,000 renovation project, Dilston Grove, an historic Grade II listed former church in Southwark Park, reopens its doors as a spectacular venue for large-scale presentations of contemporary art.

at Dilston Grove

Since 1999, when CGP rescued the empty and derelict Dilston Grove, it has been in continual use as a temporary project space for artists and performers. Previous exhibitions at Dilston Grove include Richard Wilson’s Turbine Hall Swimming Pool, Shona Illingworth’s The Watch Man, and Andrew Kotting’s In The Wake of Deadad. Dilston Grove has also hosted work from artists such as Ackroyd & Harvey, Michael Cross and Mike Nelson.

Alongside CGP London’s second venue—a purpose built gallery located just a few minutes away in Southwark Park—Dilston Grove will function as a raw space for a planned series of site-specific installations. Established by the Bermondsey Artists' Group in 1984, CGP London show a diverse range of emerging and established artists as part of an integrated exhibition, community and learning programme. Originally earmarked for development by Southwark Council, CGP London’s success in retaining Dilston Grove as a permanent public art space consolidates their status as one of London’s premier arts destinations.

Read more about Dilston Grove in our sneak preview.

CGP & Dilston Grove

Dilston Grove, RenovationDilston Grove.Sammy Baloji, MEMOIRE. 2010.Sammy Baloji, MEMOIRE. 2010.

Opening Times
Preview and Relaunch: 27 May 2010, 6.30-8.30pm
Exhibition: 2 June 4 July 2010

Dilston Grove
Southwark Park
SE16 2DD