From 1 October 2016
Public opening: Saturday 1 October, 4–6pm
Gabriel Orozco has created a permanent garden for the South London Gallery (SLG). The culmination of two years’ work, the garden was created by the artist with support from 6a architects, and horticulturists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
The garden will be open to the public every weekend and will be used by invited groups during the week. The garden also provides a new, planted entrance to the Gallery for residents of Sceaux Gardens housing estate, where the SLG has run art programmes for a number of years.
Gabriel Orozco said of the project: ‘The invitation to create a garden at the SLG as a permanent art work presented a unique opportunity to extend my work into new territory. From my first visit I was impressed by the SLG’s commitment to its local community and neighbourhood and intrigued by the relationship between the garden space and its different audiences, and the idea of creating something which could provide an inspiring platform for all of them.’
In celebration of the garden’s opening, process drawings and a film capturing the transformation of the garden over the past year are shown in SLG’s first floor galleries from 1 October 2016 until 8 January 2017.
'Gabriel Orozco Garden'
South London Gallery
65-67 Peckham Road
020 7703 6120
South London Gallery garden by Gabriel Orozco, 2016
© Gabriel Orozco. Photo: Andy Stagg