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 DruiffDirector

    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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    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. Peter is an illustrator currently involved in various projects and is a member of the Peckham-based studio Day Job.

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    Hannah ClaydenLearning Assistant

    Hannah is a South London based artist and educator who has worked with The Showroom Gallery on their Communal Knowledge Programme, volunteered with Art Licks as the Peckham Hub Manager and worked as a Gallery Assistant at Pump House Gallery. She is currently the Participation Volunteer at Gasworks and teaches art at St Marks Catholic Primary School in Oval. Collectively she runs The Pizza, a monthly night to which guests are invited and someone is venerated through homemade pizzas.

Peckham Platform’s Board of Trustees

Richard Watts Chair of Trustees – people make it work and Local Resident
Phil Allison – Director Culture Shock Media and Local Resident
Tony Buckley – Portas Pilot Manager and Local Resident
Paul Goodwin – Professor, University of the Arts London
Ron Henocq – Director of CGP London
Russell King – Solicitor and Local Resident
John McMahon – Head of Learning & Talent Development at Crafts Council and Local Resident
Helen Perryer – Finance Director at Royal Court Theatre
Karen Turner – Managing Director – Institute of Contemporary Arts and Local Resident
Clare Walker – BBC Producer and Local Resident

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.

Impact Study

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

Hire Policy

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

Case Studies

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