A Tale of Two Southwarks

Heart of the City partner, Southwark Giving, have opened a fantastic new exhibition reflecting the borough’s diversity and contrasts. The exhibition is located in Borough Market and you can read more about it below.



Southwark Giving
is delighted to be partnering with multi-award-winning and pioneering British business man, Iqbal Wahhab OBE, and award-winning leading British restaurant, Roast in Southwark’s iconic Borough Market to exhibit a bespoke and inspiring art exhibition: A Tale of Two Southwarks. Mixed media artists, John Pheasant and Suchi Chidambaram state “the inspiration for this exhibition is the incisive report, ‘A Tale of Two Southwarks’, a needs analysis of the London Borough of Southwark, referred to us by Iqbal himself.”

Southwark ‘is a product both of its rich history and a modern makeover.’ In forging its future, exclusion and isolation are seen as dangers, whilst ‘those most likely to feel a high sense of satisfaction are those who feel they belong to their neighbourhood’.

Inspired by the borough’s diversity, contrasts and local community challenges, Suchi, an oil painter, and John, a photographer, set out to capture the two Southwarks visually for an exhibition specifically designed for the space in Roast in Borough Market. Their ambition is to encourage visitors to Roast to reflect on the borough’s diversity and contrasts, to engage with its challenges and, hopefully, to be part of the solution and to offer support to Southwark Giving.

The exhibition comprises oil paintings on canvas, photographs printed on aluminium and mixed media, jointly produced works which combine photography and oil painting to create images which draw attention to the diversity and contrasts which make the two Southwarks.

The exhibition is now open to view until April 2018 in Roast, The Floral Hall, Stoney Street, Borough Market, SE1 1TL.

Come and view the exhibition for yourself and help be part of Southwark Giving.

In support of Southwark Giving and its ambition to create lasting social impact in the borough, John and Suchi are generously donating a percentage of sales to Southwark Giving’s Fund. Our sincere thanks to Iqbal, team Roast and both John and Suchi for their generosity in supporting Southwark Giving.

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