By Tube/Rail

London overground to Peckham Rye from Dalston Junction, Highbury & Islington or Clapham Junction. Then walk for 5 minutes down Rye Lane.

Peckham Rye and Queens Road mainline stations, direct from London Bridge. Then walk for 5 minutes down Rye Lane.

Northern Line to Oval and then take bus 36 or 436 and alight at ‘Peckham Library/Hanover Park’.

By Car

Peckham Platform is situated on the A202, Peckham High Street.

There are no parking facilities at Peckham Platform but free parking is available nearby on Goldsmith Road, off Peckham Hill Street.

By Bus

343 from London Bridge or New Cross Bus Station
78 from Liverpool Street/Aldgate or Nunhead
12 from Elephant & Castle or Dulwich Library
171 from Elephant & Castle or Catford Bus Garage
36 from Victoria/Oval or New Cross Bus Station
426 from Victoria/Oval or Lewisham Centre

Alight at ‘Peckham Library/Hanover Park’

About Peckham Platform

Peckham Platform is a creative and educational charity based in a gallery on Peckham Square, SE15. It became independent at the start of 2014 and was awarded Arts Council national portfolio funding six months later. As an organisation it believes that communities can inform and shape their engagement with their locality by working with contemporary visual artists. Its programme of commissions creates meaningful and accessible social arts practice for Peckham and beyond, providing an expansive platform for different voices and debate, bringing contemporary social practice alive.


Our vision is that communities can inform and shape their engagement with their locality by working with contemporary visual artists.


Our mission is to create meaningful and accessible social arts practice for Peckham and beyond.


We support artists and communities to co-create and own new artworks by:

1. Working with the best social arts practitioners who prioritise working with people as an integral aspect to their practice.

2. Working with communities in a sustainable way to identify issues that are important to them and can be addressed through contemporary art.


Our objectives for the next three years are to:

1. Deliver an expanded co-commissioned gallery programme which will deepen our relationships with our community partners in Peckham;

2. Champion social arts practice and become a critical resource for HE partners, leading practitioners and engaged organisations;

3. Critically investigate the social impact of our place based work so that we contribute to wider sector development and influence policy making in this area;

4. Build a sustainable organisation with diversity and partnership at its heart.


The work we do in Peckham helps increase civic pride and build a positive sense of place.

The work we will do to champion and critically contribute to the development of social arts practice will increase the number of communities that can enjoy this kind of positive cultural experience.

The work we do to critically investigate the social impact of our place based work will influence future policy in this area.

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    Emily DruiffFounding Executive Director (Maternity Leave)

    As Executive Director of Peckham Platform, Emily Druiff has strategically lead the organisation’s transition, in 2014, to become a new UK charity. During this time she has secured the influential endorsement of securing National Portfolio Organisation status from Arts Council England. Her knowledge and belief in the power of social arts practice to make contemporary art more relevant to people’s every day lives is what drives the curatorial vision for the organisation. She looks forward to realizing the new expanded mission – to create meaningful and accessible social arts practice for Peckham and beyond.

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    Richard WattsChair of Trustees

    Richard Watts is our founding Chairperson and an organisational development strategist for the consultancy People Make It Work. Already a committed supporter, he comes with a deep knowledge of our sector and the issues we face; his experience helping Southwark develop their cultural strategy in 2013 and the fact that he’s lived locally for seven years are invaluable.

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    Carol MaundInterim Executive Director (Maternity Cover)

    Acting as Interim Executive Director during Emily’s maternity leave, Carol has come from Sheffield where she was Artistic and Executive Director of Site Gallery. Carol led Site Gallery for 12 years, taking it through a successful transformation, repositioning it as one of the country’s leading contemporary art venues and creating a highly regarded curatorial and commissioning visual arts programme. Since leaving Sheffield, Carol has been instrumental in setting up a contemporary arts festival in Bournemouth, achieving National Portfolio Organisation status from Arts Council England in 2015. Since then Carol has been working as a freelance arts consultant, producer and curator and is currently developing an associate programme to accompany the British Art Show 8 at its final presentation in Southampton in October 2016.

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    Tim DixonGallery Manager

    Tim graduated in Fine Art from the University of Reading in 2007 and has been working with artists and galleries since. Before joining Peckham Platform he supervised in Tate’s Membership and Ticketing department, worked as Associate Curator at Birmingham’s Grand Union and co-founded the projects Open File and Transmètic. He completed his MA in Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths in 2015, and is a contributing writer to Art Monthly and This Is Tomorrow.

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    Peter RhodesLearning Officer

    Peter graduated from the BA Illustration course at Camberwell College of Arts in 2012, joining Peckham Platform in January 2013. Before starting here Peter was at Hoxton Hall in Hackney, helping to deliver their art and design programme to teenagers. While at Camberwell he was an active member of the Widening Participation team, tutoring sixth form students and aiding them with their pursuit into higher education.

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    Lauren BrownYouth Platform Assistant

    Lauren graduated from Middlesex University in 2008 with a BA in Dance Performance. After her studies, she worked as a teaching assistant at both mainstream and special needs schools throughout London for six years. She started at Peckham Platform in 2014 as a volunteer and also works in The Barbican’s Creative Learning department assisting the team with various projects, workshops and events. Lauren has a keen interest in community and socially engaged arts, photography, D.I.Y publishing and ‘zine-making.

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    Jessica RoperMarketing and Gallery Coordinator

    Jessica graduated from the BA Fine Art course at Chelsea College of Art in 2013. Joining Peckham Platform in January 2014 as a gallery volunteer, Jessica assisted artist Barby Asante with Peckham Platform’s first offsite commission at Heston Community School. Jessica has exhibited at Blip Blip Blip and SPACE gallery, participated in Reitir, an international collaborative project in Siglufjördur, Iceland and has completed the Artist Widening Participation internship at The Showroom gallery, London.

    Board of Trustees

    Richard Watts – Chair of Trustees
    People Make it Work and Local Resident
    Phil Allison
    Director Culture Shock Media and Local Resident
    Kerry Bishop
    Chief Operations Officer Frieze
    Annette Brook
    Communications Manager at The Royal Society of Literature
    Paul Goodwin
    Professor of Transnational Curating and University Arts London Chair of Black Art and Design
    Russell King
    Solicitor and Local Resident
    John McMahon
    Head of Community & Volunteer Policy Development at Heritage Lottery Fund

    Helen Perryer
    Finance Director at Royal Court Theatre
    Helen Protheroe
    Director of Development at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
    Karen Turner
    Managing Director at The Institute of Contemporary Arts and Local Resident
    Clare Walker
    BBC Producer and Local Resident

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    Laura MischWeekend Gallery Assistant

    Laura graduated from Newcastle University in 2015 with a degree in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies. She has a particular interest in grassroots/political art and was awarded an expedition scholarship from Newcastle University to undertake research at Bilgi University in Istanbul. This work explored digital visual communication during the Gezi Park protests. Subsequently Laura was invited to present the research at the Foundation of Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool. Alongside her work at Peckham Platform Laura works at the Horniman Museum and as a musician playing the saxophone.


    Dee Ajiba, Fran Allfrey, Shabnam Etemadi, Valeria Gaeta, Giulia Ghinelli, Jolie Hockings, Eleanor Jennings, Joanna Kiely, Kenzie Larsen, Sara Pintado, James Randell, Jackie Shaw

Partners & Funders

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Peckham Platform is committed to working in close consultation with its partners to provide young people and residents of Peckham with direct contact to artists and positive creative experiences. We aim to develop partnerships with organisations who prioritise education and creativity as a key objective and that are geographically located close to Peckham Square, London SE15.

Case Studies

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Case studies of Sarah Cole’s exhibition Tribe and the South London Black Music Archive by Barby Asante.

Impact Study

Click on the links below to download our Impact Studies looking at the past three years of operation.


Our Environmental Policy, Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Volunteer Policy are available on request. Please email info@peckhamplatform.com.

If you are interested in hiring Peckham Platform please email info@peckhamplatform.com for more information.

Our Environmental Policy, Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and Volunteer Policy are available on request.