Elephant Atlas


16 Mar 2018 to 04 Apr 2018
Opening times:

Launch Night: Thursday 22 March 2018, 6-8.00pm
Live performance - 7pm: Object Actions Choreography by Harold Offeh

Exhibition open:
Friday 16 March - Wednesday 4 April
11am-7pm Monday - Friday
11am-4pm Saturday
Closed Sundays

Please note we will be closed Easter weekend Friday 30 March - Monday 2 April

Free and open to all.


Taking place in London College of Communication’s Upper Gallery, the exhibition features works inspired by one of South London’s most eclectic historic collections, the Cuming Museum collection.

The 17 artists and writers involved present photography, illustration, performance, installation, artists' films, creative writing and participatory workshops. The exhibition steps away from the traditional methods of presenting museum objects and subjects. Instead, each contributor has used ideas raised by the objects and stories, choosing items or aspects which have captured their imaginations. They have presented their choices according to their own artistic methods, mediums, inspirations and practice

At this moment in the Cuming Museum's continuing story, the exhibition explores innovative and alternative ways of using these collections which imagines and re-imagines the lives that were lived here before, their preoccupations, beliefs and ways of life.

The museum is currently without a permanent public site, however, work goes on to care for its collections and to make them available in a variety of ways, including partnership programmes and projects with local communities.

The exhibiting artists and writers: Pamela Abad Vega, Marcus Boyle, Sarah Butler and Eva Sajovic, Beverley Carruthers, Adam Dant, Lalu Delbracio, Alan Kane, Liam Magee, Steve Martin, Jessie Mclaughlin, Andreas Philippopolous-Mihalopolous, Harold Offeh, Janetka Platun, Sophy Rickett, Paul Tebbs and Xana.

Curated by Judy Aitken and Sophy Rickett.

This exhibition has been funded by Arts Council England, London College of Communication and Southwark Council.