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South London Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Nothing is Forever
65 Peckham Road
London SE5 8UH
United Kingdom


June 25th, 2010 - September 19th, 2010
Opening: 
June 29th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Installation view, Ernst CaramelleErnst Caramelle, Installation view
© Photography credit: Florian Kleinefenn
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Nothing is Forever celebrates the completion of the SLG’s £2 million building project, bringing together wall paintings, drawings and text pieces by 20 British and international artists.

Seamlessly integrating art and architecture, each work is destined to be embedded in the fabric of the buildings when painted over at the end of the show. Nothing is Forever marks an important and transitional moment in the South London Gallery’s history as the institution expands into a formerly derelict house and a new building incorporating the surviving walls of a former lecture theatre and library. Feauring a 24 carat leaf wall painting, a 13-storey high design on a tower block and 5000-word film script handwritten directly onto the gallery walls, the exhibition draws visitors through the SLG’s new and existing spaces with a variety of approaches to making art directly on the walls.

Reflecting the scope of the SLG's work in the local area in recent years, four parallel projects have been commissioned on walls by artists working with local residents, children, young people and gallery staff. Joanna Brinton, Orly Orbach and Matthew Shaw have worked with children from the SLG's Making Play project to make works on Sceaux Gardens estate; Daniel Lehan has created a hoarding inspired by the words of children from Charlie Chaplin Adventure Playground; and Henna Nadeem collaborated with students from St Saviour’s and St Olave’s School on a mural project.

Nothing Is Forever is sponsored by Bloomberg


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