About Us

About Peckham Platform

Peckham Platform is a creative and educational charity based in Peckham, South London. We bring our local communities together with leading artists to co-produce meaningful art.

For each new commission we work with a section of our community to jointly identify themes, develop a brief and select artists. The community then collaborate with that artist to create new work. The model of joint decision making continues right through to the exhibition, installation or event.

We are a cultural organisation with a civic duty, and the work that we facilitate responds directly to the needs and concerns of the people involved. We focus on empowering and giving a platform to groups that are at risk of marginalisation, and we do this work in one of the most deprived areas of the country.

Our vision is that art changes everyone, and our mission is to create positive change through meaningful art.

We are currently building an exciting new home for Peckham Platform on Peckham Library Square, due to open in 2023.

Our new building

Securing Peckham Platform as a space for the community to engage creatively is more vital than ever in the wake of Covid-19. Launching a new home on Peckham Square in 2023, our venue will be a space for connection for everyone in Peckham, putting culture and creativity at the heart of our area’s future recovery.

Our new building will:
- Welcome more communities to experience unique artist-led, community co-created programme in larger, higher quality spaces
- Generate twice as many opportunities for community participation
- Build more opportunities for socially engaged artists to create new work that is responsive to Peckham and its communities
- House the first ever dedicated national Social Art Resource to support new socially engaged art practice
- Underpin our future resilience through supporting new income generation

While work is underway, we’ll be delivering events and installations in different venues across Peckham – sign up to our newsletter to receive all our news.

If you would like to get involved or hear more, please contact Karin Kihlberg at karin@peckhamplatform.com

Staff

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    Nephertiti SchandorfArtistic Director

    As Artistic Director Nephertiti underpins the creative and strategic leadership for the organisation. Alongside the Executive Director, she works to expand partnerships and sectoral reach at a time of significant cultural and social change. She is responsible for developing and leading Peckham Platform’s artistic vision as the organisation prepares to return to Peckham Square. Through nurturing community embedded artistic practice and networks she connects local histories and multiple heritages with socially based art in the UK and internationally. Nephertiti has worked on large scale and high profile projects with leading arts organisations including the Manchester and Whitworth Galleries, Art on the Underground, Somerset House, the Singapore Biennale and City of London.

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    Karin KihlbergExecutive Director

    As Executive Director Karin leads the strategic development of the organisation alongside the Artistic Director and is responsible for team leadership and business planning. She is delivering the capital campaign as the organisation prepares to return to Peckham Square. Karin has more than 10 years of experience within the arts and charitable sector and has worked with cultural organisations to develop their financial resilience including brand, communications, audience and partnership development. In combination with her experiences in leadership she has studied Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths University and worked as a Researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academy in the Netherlands.

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    Jason PageProject Manager, Creative Civic Change

    Jason Page is a connector at heart with decades experience working at the intersection of government, community affairs, social change and the arts. His passion is making space for unheard voices, unlocking and activating disused spaces and connecting communities. Having lived all over the United States Jason now calls London home and is an avid champion for South East London. He is the founder of South East Salon, which serves as a global access point for bringing creativity, enterprise and resources to new and exciting spaces.

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    Lauren GeeFreelance Assistant, Creative Civic Change

    Lauren Gee is a writer and researcher who is passionate about the art of storytelling. Inspired by her Caribbean heritage, Lauren seeks to celebrate and bring visibility to Black communities, supporting creative projects and artists that center underrepresented voices and experiences. Committed to making the art and cultural sector a more accessible space, Lauren is engaged with community-based work and co-founded ccolourdrunkk a platform dedicated to black creatives and their experiences.

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    Farrah GrayYouth Platform Coordinator

    Farrah Gray is a multi-disciplinary artist and youth worker. Her practice holds a focus on misogynoir, the experiences of Black communities and mental health as she works through textiles, audio and text to explore the representation of marginalised communities within art and art spaces. Farrah is also a member of Part-Time Collective, a collective of disabled artists who facilitate workshops centred on disability and mental health. A graduate of Goldsmiths University, Farrah was the recipient of the Christine Risley Award with exhibitions and performances at The Horniman Museum, Pushkin Gallery and Wellcome Collection.

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    Ellie DalyYouth Platform Assistant

    Ellie Daly is a paint and textile-based artist, currently in her second year at Goldsmiths University studying Fine Art. In her own work, Ellie uses fashion and painting as a medium to break apart boundaries surrounding accessibility. Utilising traditional creative processes she considers contemporary themes particularly within fandom, gender, and religion. Through her youth work, Ellie focuses on re-looking at historical artists to make art comprehensible and available as an outlet. She firmly believes in the significance of expanding accessibility in art and using art as a therapeutic means of self-expression, particularly for young people.

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    Shanice Oryang Marketing Officer

    Shanice Oryang is keen to couple her love for Marketing with the arts after she joined the Events Marketing team at Tate and decided to embark on a career in the cultural sector. She is keen to create engaging digital content and for many to experience social art within local communities. As Peckham Platform undergoes change and prepares for the return on Peckham Square, Shanice alongside the communications team will oversee the development of the organisation’s marketing strategy.

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    Georgina CorrieFinance Manager

    Georgina Corrie has more than twenty-five years’ experience as a bookkeeper/finance manager, largely within the not-for-profit and cultural sectors. Georgina has previously worked for Studio Voltaire and Cubitt Artists Ltd and presently freelances for Chisenhale Gallery, Kingsgate Workshops Trust, and Raven Row. She also runs a studio in Peckham and has her practice as a ceramicist.

Peckham Platform Trustees

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    Peju OshinChair

    Péjú Oshin is a British-Nigerian curator and educator based in London and currently Tate’s Young People’s Programmes Curator. Peju’s work explores liminality in culture, identity, and the built environment through working with artists, archives, and cultural artefacts with a keen focus on the possibilities of shared experiences across a global African diaspora. With a PgCert in Academic Practice in Art, Design, and Communication and status as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), Peju continues to establish herself within the cultural sector.

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    Helen Tovey Deputy Chair

    Helen Tovey is currently the Director of Marketing and Communications for the Unicorn Theatre – the UK’s leading theatre for young audiences, and Trustee at NIE – a touring theatre company creating work with and for young people, based in Cambridge. With sixteen years’ marketing experience in venues in and outside of London, Helen has a strong interest in developing audiences for socially-driven arts organisations who have a mission to make great art that changes lives.

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    Phil Allison CEO/Founder, Cultureshock Media and local resident

    Phil Allison was publisher of Tate: the art magazine and Blueprint before launching Cultureshock with Tim Marlow in 2003. Since then, he has published over 400 titles (magazines, books and catalogues) with many cultural institutions. He has overseen the launch of major identities,
    websites and films for several organisations (including The British Council and the Sainsbury Centre) and has produced a number of TV series, most recently Sky Arts Late.

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    Hannah ClaydenArtist

    Hannah Clayden is Project Manager at creative arts charity Create and works locally in community engagement. She believes in the importance of increasing access and representation in culture and working together towards a fairer society. She is a Youth Trustee working closely with the Youth Platform. She became involved in Peckham Platform as a volunteer in 2013 and worked as the Learning Assistant until 2017.

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    Tobi Kyeremateng FRSAProducer

    Tobi Kyeremateng FRSA is a multi-award-winning multidisciplinary producer and writer from South London. Working across liveness, film, and community-centred programmes, Tobi has worked with organisations such as AFROPUNK, Institute of Contemporary Art, National Theatre, No Signal, Roundhouse, Royal Court Theatre, Tate Modern, and more, and has had work featured on BBC, NOWNESS, FACT Magazine, Complex, Screen Dance International Festival, The Vinyl Factory and 180 The Strand. Tobi has written for media outlets including gal-dem, The Independent, The Voice and LOVE Magazine and has written and co-directed audio commissioned by the ICA & BBC.

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    Harold OffehArtist

    Harold Offeh is an artist working in a range of media including performance, video, photography, learning and social arts practice. Offeh is interested in the space created by the inhabiting or embodying of histories. He employs humour as a means to confront the viewer with historical narratives and contemporary culture. He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally including Tate Britain and Tate Modern, South London Gallery, Turf Projects, London, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, Wysing Art Centre, Studio Museum Harlem, New York, MAC VAL, France, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Denmark and Art Tower Mito,

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    Kirsty StoberPublic Relations Specialist, and Youth Platform Alumni

    Kirsty Stober is a former Youth Platform member who has worked as a producer in the first-ever Festival of Audacity, as well as Chinese New Year at Birmingham’s Hippodrome. She has also launched her independent event geared towards showcasing Black entrepreneurs in Birmingham. Kirsty has worked in Communications since graduating in PR, Media, and Events.

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    Slav Sikora-SikorskiHead of Finance, Institute for Fiscal Studies

    Slav Sikora-Sikorski is an experienced finance professional and head of finance at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Having trained as a chartered accountant with Mazars LLP in the tax and forensic investigation departments, he worked as a financial controller at Met Film School in Ealing.


    Deputy Chair
    Helen Tovey Director of Marketing and Communications, The Unicorn Theatre. Local resident

    Daniel Nascimento Digital Media, Google. Local resident

Peckham Platform Advisors

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    Emily DruiffAdvisor

    Emily Druiff is Peckham Platform’s founding Director, leading the organisation for its first decade as it achieved Arts Council England National Portfolio Status and established its commitment to social practice. Emily continues to have a close relationship with Peckham Platform as an advisor alongside her independent work as a social arts researcher, consultant and coach emilydruiff.com.

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 Youth Platform’s exhibition Platform Press House in collaboration with artist Harold Offeh, 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.

Privacy Policy

Peckham Platform is committed to protecting your personal information. We also want to maintain the trust and confidence of every one of our audience members and supporters, as well as each visitor who uses the Peckham Platform websites

Our Privacy Policy gives you detailed information on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it and how we keep it secure.

Policies

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