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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

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

OUR MISSION

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

OUR PRACTICE

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

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.

OUR IMPACT

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

    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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    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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    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 (AWP) internship at The Showroom gallery, London.

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    Laura MischLearning 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.

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    Lauren BrownYouth Platform Coordinator

    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 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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    Dee AjibaYouth Platform Assistant

    Dee graduated from Falmouth School of Art in 2014 with a BA in Fine Art. Throughout her studies she has worked with vulnerable adults and children and is now based in a special needs secondary school as an Art & Textiles TA. Before joining Peckham Platform as The Youth Platform Assistant, Dee volunteered at the gallery for almost 2 years, taking part in projects such as ‘What Really Matters?’ in partnership with Tate. Alongside her work at Peckham Platform, Dee is a visual artist interested in collaboration and interactive installation.

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    Flora DuleyWeekend Gallery Assistant

    While working as a freelance Arts Educator Flora returned to university to study Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art, graduating in 2016. Flora recently co-ordinated a fringe event at Peckham Arts Festival and worked as a filmmaker in the collaborative production of ‘Where will we Live’ at Southwark Playhouse. Flora continues to exhibit as well as facilitate educational learning activities in galleries, festivals and schools.

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
Graeme Hall
Creative Lead at Google
Russell King
Solicitor and Local Resident
John McMahon
National Policy Adviser – Learning, Volunteering & Digital at Heritage Lottery Fund
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


Volunteers

Rebecca Bedding, Lisa Darrer, Clara Dias, Michelle Dwyer, Jodie Elliott, Shabnam Etemadi, Caroline Gray, Kenzie Larsen, Isla Macer Law, Yuyang Pang, Gulnaz Can Pincis, Hélèna Pugh, Farha Quadri, James Randell

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 four years of operation.

Policies

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.