SLG Local: a long-term series of off-site projects by the South London Gallery
South London Gallery Director Margot Heller and Head of Education Frances Williams answer the question "What is SLG Local?" They chat about the inspiration behind the project, a rolling series of off-site art works and special commissions, and some of the gallery's earlier off-site projects - which happens to include a flying steamroller...
The Shop of Possibilities
SLG Local is a long-term project that brings newly commissioned and existing contemporary art works to a range of social settings outside the South London Gallery and in the local area. The Shop of Possibilities is a former shop on Sceaux Gardens Estate and is the SLG's social space for play. This involves hosting a number of events and activities for children and local families including a Curator's Club. Children and Families Co-ordinator Lauren Willis talks about the history of the shop and how an artist's residency there by the collective Febrik inspired the shop's wall of loose parts.
Febrik is a not-for-profit collaborative platform for participatory art and design research projects. Reem Charif is a member of Febrik and she talks here about their work on Sceaux Gardens Estate in Peckham and their other projects in the Middle East. Reem also discusses their exhibition at the South London Gallery, their involvement in the Shop of Possibilities (part of SLG Local) and why wishing trees and cardboard forts are important. www.febrik.org
Dancing in Peckham
In 1994 Gillian Wearing filmed herself dancing alone in Peckham's Aylesham Shopping Centre to music only she could hear in her head. This work is part of the South London Gallery's permanent collection. To coincide with Wearing's survey show at the Whitechapel Gallery in May 2012, the SLG, which is located in Peckham, took Wearing's work out of the gallery and into the local area. The piece was screened in 10 different locations including a housing estate, a cinema, a pub, the library and a certain shopping centre... See the work in situ and hear from Whitechapel Curator Daniel Herrmann why Dancing in Peckham is such an important work.