Art Exchange

‘Requiem to Crossbones’ by Emily Peasgood:

Location: Crossbones Garden

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).

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
Musicity connects audiences to architecture and sound. At Flat Iron Square audiences listened to The Memory Band and other geo-tagged locations revealed 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)

Artist John Freyer to kick-started a week-long conversation about addiction and recovery by offering coffee at The Great Get Together. Working in collaboration with the Tate Roastery and with participants in recovery, John and VCUarts produced 'Recovery Roast' for Tate Exchange, which event attendees were invited to stop by and enjoy.


Exploring Sign Painting with artist Peter Liversidge & Tate Modern

Location: Redcross Way (north side)

Artist Peter Liversidge and the community team at Tate Modern created a fun and interactive drop-in placard making workshop exploring mottos inspired by the community and neighbourhood in Bankside. 


FREE pop-up portrait session with the Reflected team

Location: Redcross Way (north side)

A free pop-up portrait session as part of community arts project Reflected, which uses technology and storytelling to explore Southwark's past. Reflected was part of Blackfriars Stories, a range of arts programming celebrating the area's history and diversity.