Science Gallery London connects art, science and health to drive innovation in the heart of the city. Our free-to-visit space opened in London Bridge on 21 September 2018. Before our permanent home was ready, we ran a series of experimental, pre-opening seasons in pop-up locations across the King's College London and the city.
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Our programme brings together scientific researchers, students, local communities and artists in surprising and innovative ways. We present three themed seasons every year, incorporating exhibitions, events, performances, live experiments, open discussions and festivals, all with scientific engagement at their core.
Science Gallery London is part of the Global Science Gallery Network – which will see eight galleries open or in development by 2020, connecting King’s researchers to galleries worldwide. Each Science Gallery will provide its home city with a platform for live research and experimentation – exposing local communities to unexpected and surprising exhibitions and inspiring the next generation of creative thinkers.
There are many cultural organisations worldwide working to inspire and engage people with a programme blending science, art and technology. Seven factors set Science Gallery ﬁrmly apart:
1. A SPACE FOR EXPERIMENTATION
We don’t have a permanent collection. Instead we’ll present an ever-changing programme of participatory exhibitions and events meaning that every visit is different.
2. AN OPEN CALL PROCESS
We run open calls when developing our seasons. We encourage artists, scientists and anyone else with an interesting idea to submit proposals. Our expert curators will select the best ideas to complement our directly commissioned work.
3. A FOCUS ON YOUNG ADULTS
Our key audience is young people aged 15-25. We want young adults to have the opportunity to engage with new ideas.
4. LINKING THE UNIVERSITY TO THE CITY AND LOCAL COMMUNITY
Based within the Guy’s Campus of King’s College London, we will facilitate a creative and interdisciplinary dialogue between university researchers, staff and students with artists and the local community.
5. DRAWING ON INNOVATION IN HEALTH AND WELLBEING
Our close connections to King’s Health Partners and Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust means our programming draws on and reﬂects a broad range of expertise in health and wellbeing.
6. THE LEONARDO GROUP
The Leonardo Group brings together inspirational people from a range of backgrounds: science, technology, the arts, media, education and business. The group helps to shape the direction of the Science Gallery London programme and inspires ideas for future seasons.
7. FREE ENTRY
Entry to Science Gallery London will be free and exhibitions are open to all. The capital project has been generously supported by major funders including Wellcome Trust and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity. Our café, shop and venue event hire, along with fundraising and sponsorship, will provide operational income after opening.