White Cube Bermondsey
White Cube is a contemporary art gallery, open to the public, free of charge. This building had been a 1970s warehouse with offices and was re-imagined by Casper Mueller Kneer Architects as an art gallery for Jay Jopling, gallery-owner. It was converted in 2011 and is the gallery’s second and largest venue in London. It has exhibition spaces, warehousing, private viewing rooms, a 60-seat auditorium and a bookshop. There are three distinct exhibition areas, one of which is a cubic space flooded with natural light.
The original industrial structure and materials were generally maintained in the conversion, enhanced by new additions and modifications. The building and yard are now much more open to the street, with a new canopy and the boundary marked by vertical metal fins. Concrete, grey granite and steel dominate the external landscaping.
There is no permanent exhibition and all the art exhibited is by contemporary artists. You never quite know what to expect!
Tuesday – Saturday : 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday : 12:00 – 18:00
144 – 152 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3TQ
Tel: 020 7930 5373