Now in its 34th year, The Open exists to encourage artists at all stages of their career from across the UK to submit their work as part of a large-scale annual salon show.

The Open is a key date in the gallery’s calendar and welcomes over 270 artists of all backgrounds from across Southwark, London and the UK; presenting work across all mediums.

This is one of the UK’s last remaining truly open Opens; an inclusive exhibition model where everyone takes part, and all works are installed without any sense of hierarchy.

CGP London began with an Open show in 1984, in the then derelict park cafe building, produced by The Bermondsey Artists’ Group. Hence to this day, the show remains an integral part of our annual programme and celebrates the ongoing legacy of our founders and ethos that art should be for all.

‘Best in Show’ 2018  selected by local artist John Walter whose CGP Co-Commission CAPSID has just opened at HOME, Manchester. The prize for Best in Show is generously supported by our friends at Breckmann & Company.

2018 ‘Best in Show’ joint winners, Jamie Hammill, video work ‘My World is Modular’ & Bert McLean, painting ‘Classic Skid Grill’.



Sunday 9 December, 3-4pm (last day of exhibition). 

Monday 10 & Tuesday 11 December, 11am – 3pm

If you are collecting your work or work for a friend in the exhibition please come along at the above times and bring your receipt, if you have lost your receipt please bring ID. If you have purchased work you will also be able to collect at these times, providing the invoice is paid in full (this can be done on the day if necessary).

If you are no longer able to collect your work at these times you must try to arrange a friend to collect it for you.


Launch Gallery