Art Exchange

‘Requiem to Crossbones’ by Emily Peasgood:

Location: Crossbones Garden

Dates: June 8th - July 1st

Times: 12noon – 7pm

A sound installation by award-winning composer and sound artist, Emily Peasgood, has been specially commissioned as part of Bankside’s annual MERGE Bankside Festival, while echoing LFA’s 2018 theme of ‘Identity’, as a requiem to the thousands of forgotten women and children, known as the ‘outcast dead’ buried at Crossbones Graveyard. 

From interactive sound works for galleries and public spaces, to intimate installations and large-scale community projects, her work uses intricate sound and technology design to focus on creating a connection between people and locations that have become forgotten and unvalued, often rooted in political realities.


Pop-up Exhibition: Extraordinary Women of Bankside

Location:  Redcross Way (North Side).

Times:  All day

In the year that marks the centenary of women’s suffrage, the ‘Extraordinary Women of Bankside’ will be a pop-up exhibition showcasing the many inspirational women who have played a role in shaping SE1’s history, present and future including Octavia Hill, Lady Llangattock, Mary Wollstonecraft, Duchess of Marlborough Consuelo Vanderbilt, Alice Ayres, and more recently, Jo Cox, whose legacy has inspired The Great Get Together initiative.

Images produced by Jimmy Cauty and Alanah Curry.



Location: Flat Iron Square
Dates: June 1st - 30th

Musicity comes to Southwark again connecting audiences to architecture and sound. At Flat Iron Square audiences will be able to listen to is The Memory Band and other geo-tagged locations will reveal more music, encompassing an eclectic mix of genres, curated by BBC Radio 3 DJ, Nick Luscombe.


'Fifty/Fifty Conversations From the Other Side'

Location: Redcross Way (north side)

Times: 12noon - 7pm.

Stop by for a cup of freshly produced coffee with artist John Freyer to kick-start a week-long conversation at Tate Exchange about addiction and recovery. Working in collaboration with the Tate Roastery and with participants in recovery, John and VCUarts have produced 'Recovery Roast' for Tate Exchange which you are invited to stop by and enjoy.


Exploring Sign Painting with artist Peter Liversidge & Tate Modern

Location: Redcross Way (north side)

Times: 12noon - 7pm
Join artist Peter Liversidge and the community team at Tate Modern for a fun and interactive drop-in workshop exploring mottos inspired by the community and neighbourhood in Bankside and help to make a placard. 


FREE pop-up portrait session with the Reflected team

Location: Redcross Way (north side)

Times: 12noon - 7pm

Have your portrait taken by one of London's leading professional photographers - on your own on or with family and friends - as a reminder of your Great Get Together to be kept and cherished forever. 

We'll be offering a free pop-up portrait session to Southwark residents and workers as part of our community arts project Reflected which uses technology and storytelling to explore Southwark's past. Reflected is part of Blackfriars Stories, a range of arts programming celebrating the area's history and diversity.