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White Cube Bermondsey

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4 out of 5 stars
(15user reviews)
White Cube Bermondsey
Ben Westoby

Time Out says

The one that started it all. White Cube brought us Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and loads of other YBAs. After moving into its huge Bermondsey space, it became one of the first museum-quality commercial galleries in the world. Seriously impressive.

By: Time Out editors



Address: 144-152 Bermondsey St
Transport: Tube: Borough
Price: Free
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 10am-6pm; Sun noon-6pm
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  • Contemporary art Until Sunday April 19 2020 Free

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The White Cube building on its own is beautiful with its white walls and big rooms allowing you to see the different works without feeling claustrophobic but I was really disappointed this weekend by the work exhibited there (He Xiangyu), more weird than thought-provoking. Will try to give it a second try with another exhibition.


This art gallery was bigger than I'd expected and with its stark white walls and wide open spaces it's perfect as an art gallery.

The exhibition I saw when visiting didn't particularly grip me but it was really well done and the space was great. Most importantly it's all free and if you like art books there's plenty to thrill you in their book store.

I'll definitely be visiting again.

It's free and always eye opening! Highly recommend seeing Dreamers Awake, very thought provoking!


There are so many little galleries dotted around London, you’re never lacking in a place to go and challenge your artistic side - and for free! White Cube in Bermondsey has a great space, tucked away on Bermondsey Street - it’s a nice bit of quiet amongst the lively bustling of the bars and restaurants on that street. My friends and I visited over the weekend and saw the Larry Bell exhibition currently showing and I would definitely recommend it (especially the second room) - without giving too much away! Having a stroll through this wonderful city, it’s always nice to stumble upon a little gallery to give yourself a bit of thoughtful art-zen.

Tip: check out their website for upcoming artists; however I always like to pop in without knowing what is coming up - keeps you on your toes and it’s nice to be surprised.

Good For: something different, indoor wet weather activity, small groups, free activity.


This is one of my favourite galleries in London. It is a gorgeous venue and changes it's exhibits regularly. There is always something interesting in one of the three rooms and has exposed me to brilliant artists I've never heard of. Lovely free gallery on one of my favourite streets in London.


What an amazing space to praise art! Not only are the rooms airy and generous, but the overall ensemble makes for the perfect sized exhibition to be able to pay all due attention, and spend some real quality time with an artist's work. I highly recommend visiting when something you might be keen is on, or just coming anyway to experience this little piece of art heaven situated on a very charming Bermondsey corner.

This gallery always impresses with a varied programme of events and exhibitions.


Finally managed to make my way here. And definitely worth the painful bike ride. The building is breathtaking with its open white spaces, and how the exhibition was laid out made the pieces look as if they were part of the architecture. Highly recommend visiting and walking around the nice neighbourhood afterwards.

This is one of my favourite  galleries to pop into. It's tucked away on a hilariously hip little street in Bermondsey (opposite a 'lifestyle' store and a coffee shop called 'Fuckoffee'). It's a big space for small exhibitions. It's quite adventurously curated so the art's inevitably a bit hit and miss, but it's always worth a visit for a taster of contemporary art with zero crowds. Love the fact that they have a sofa in the well-stocked bookshop.


Review for Alex Perweiller / Brendan Lynch / Peter Sutherland, at White Cube Bermondsey until 1 June 2014.

There are times when White Cube's boundary-pushing curation results in a moment of brilliance. This is not one of those times. The work on display from these three artists varies considerably in subject and medium, but the tedium of the results is consistent.

Alex Perweiller has placed hand exercisers on top of stacked weight-lifting mats, next to a video of Niagara Falls. Peter Sutherland sticks photos onto rocks and plywood. Brendan Lynch uses abstract imagery of the White Cube itself to ask whether the gallery is more visually appealing than the art it contains. In three cases, the answer is a definite 'yes'. 

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There were 2 exhibitions running simultaneously: Sarah Morris' video and paintings in the South and Marcius Galan's sculptures, installations, photos and video in the North. Marcius Galan's structures and installations were interesting, if rather minimalist. 'Three Sections' was definitely my favourite piece, watching people walk inside, it you had the feeling of watching people walk into a mirror, It presents a reality that cannot be possible, and is possibly the easiest piece to appreciate, It is rather welcome after the pieces in 'Intersection 0' and 'Folded Flag' which suggested to me absences that could not be made whole (or should not be?) and delineation from the norm, that may not and will not be corrected. Along with Eclipse, 9 x 9 x 9, and Erased Composition. The collection appears to be an observation on how life, nature, and even man made forms, are not as whole, as unchanging, and as predictable as we wish them to be, and a question mark over our desires and preconceptions. I particularly enjoyed Sarah Morris' work as I have just returned from traveling and her work accurately captures the wonder of observing a culture that is both alien and incredibly familiar. The disparity of the scenes shown throughout the video capture the surrealism of traveling and a sort of voyeuristic fascination with her subject. The video shows scenes of Brazil from the glossy and beautiful, to the mundane and sometimes even grotesque, but it imposes no meaning, either positive or negative. At the same time the exhibition as a whole seems like a celebration of a vibrant and bewitching nation that is fizzing with life. The canvases perfectly complement the film and vice versa, the collection is seamless and feels balanced. Enjoyable and thought provoking.

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The White Cube gallery is closed till the 30th of April.

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