Wed 5 Jul 2023 to Sun 29 Oct 2023
Tue-Sun 11am-6pm, Wed 11am-9pm
Known as ‘Little Lagos’, Peckham is home to one of the largest Nigerian diaspora communities in the UK. Lagos, Peckham, Repeat: Pilgrimage to the Lakes is a major group exhibition looking at the connections between Lagos in Nigeria and Peckham in south east London.
The exhibition highlights the relationships, culture, shared history, communities and art that link the two places. Themes explored include transnational exchange, a sense of place and the contemporary metropolis.
The exhibition showcases works by thirteen Nigerian and British Nigerian artists, bringing together sculpture, photography, sound and film.
It features several new commissions, a site-specific installation and a collaboration with a south London based brewery. The exhibition will also display work made during artist residencies, one in Lagos and one in Peckham, with an aim to further develop lasting creative relationships between the two places.
Lagos Studio Archives
The exhibition is co-curated by Folakunle Oshun, founder and director of the Lagos Biennial, together with South London Gallery.
The SLG will collaborate with GAS Foundation, Lagos resulting in UK-based artist Chiizii being hosted by GAS Foundation.
The SLG will also be hosting Lagos-based artist Christopher Obuh in the run-up to the exhibition.
Christopher Obuh’s residency is supported by the British Council.