#DiscoverDeptford – South East London’s best art galleries

Deptford Foundry
9 months ago

Deptford’s art scene is vibrant, thriving and full of diversity and individuality, and its home to some fantastic artists and excellent galleries.

There are almost too many galleries to choose from, but to celebrate the fact that Anthology Deptford Foundry is now home to Second Floor Studios & Arts (SFSA), which provides affordable non-residential studio spaces for artists, we thought we’d pull together a short list of some of our favourite art spaces in the area.

Deptford Does Art

Located on Deptford High Street Deptford Does Art has a beautiful basement gallery space where they exhibit locally created art alongside a fantastic vegan cafe and bar, and a retail section with framed and unframed prints and handmade gifts and cards.

They run a rich program of workshops and talks, with much to see and plenty of opportunity to get involved, be creative and meet like-minded people from the community

Bear Space

Also located on Deptford High Street, BEARSPACE has exhibitions of works by UK emerging artists, featuring painting, print editions, sculpture and drawing.

They love work that has a strong technical element executed with skill and detail and traditional techniques that are given a fresh twist. They hold regular exhibitions and events at the gallery.

Castor Projects

Just around the corner and a mere 15-minute walk from Deptford Foundry, Castor Projects focuses on presenting ambitious and site responsive solo exhibitions by emerging and mid-career artists. Its large ground floor space enables them to host immersive and diverse works.


Almost next door, Enclave is a not-for-profit venture and an experimental artist-run space that aims to promote contemporary critical art practice.

Enclave hosts and supports eight rolling independent spaces in an incubator set-up, where artists and curators can establish mid to long-term projects and benefit from physical space, shared audiences, group momentum, peer networks and knowledge sharing.

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If you’re interested living somewhere where you can immerse yourself in the rich and vibrant art scene of SE8, then keep up to date on the range of homes we have at Deptford Foundry, with a selection now available with Help to Buy. Pop in to view our show home on Rolt Street (SE8 5JB) or contact us on 020 7526 9299 / deptfordfoundry@anthology.london