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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 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.

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    Jessica RoperGallery Assistant

    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 recently 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
    Annette Brook
    Communications Manager at The Royal Society of Literature
    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 at The Institute of Contemporary Arts and Local Resident
    Clare Walker
    BBC Producer and Local Resident

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    Grace GeorgeGallery Assistant

    Grace started as a volunteer for Peckham Platform after graduating from The University of Manchester in Classical Studies in 2012. With experience of doing volunteering for different local organizations during her time at University and living in London, Grace started as Gallery Assistant at Peckham Platform during 2014 and predominantly manages the gallery’s group of volunteers. Whilst working at Peckham Platform, Grace promotes her interest for local heritage & culture by also working for Peckham-based sustainable energy company Electric Pedals.

Support Us

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Support Us

Do you love Peckham Platform? Then watch our new video and make a donation by texting PECK001 to 70970 now to contribute £5 to our 2015/16 programme. Or click here to make a donation online.

Thank you for your generous support. We rely on individuals, businesses and grant making organisations to make our work possible. Tell others about your donation by tweeting us @PeckhamPlatform #lovepeckhamplatform.

“The UK needs more places like Peckham Platform. Their work to support the formalisation of social arts practice and disseminate that nationally is of real value to artists, organisations and communities across the UK.”
Harriet Harman, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport

At Peckham Platform we see no value in art without people. We can only be successful when the community is broadly, intimately and genuinely engaged in our practice and this extends to engaging with us as financial and in-kind supporters.

To date Peckham Platform has delivered over 80 workshops with our long-term community partners. Over 300 individual participants have taken part in the creation of new artworks for our gallery space. We have welcomed more than 35,000 visitors to our exhibitions and with your financial support we will be able to continue this success and build upon it.

Peckham Platform’s programme is distinctive, highly regarded and accessible, offering a flexible and creative platform for your business to build a high-value partnership with us. We are able to offer a wide variety of businesses an excellent return on their investment in a partnership with us. Please get in touch to discuss corporate giving, a wide range of sponsorship opportunities, and business membership.

To get in touch with us regarding your business’s engagement with us or a larger financial contribution, in-kind or other support, please email emily@peckhamplatform.com or write by post to us at Peckham Platform, 89 Peckham High Street, London SE15 5RS. Click here to learn more about the impact of our work.

Peckham Platform is a UK registered charity. Peckham Platform complies with all applicable UK and EU data protection legislation in force in respect of any personal information you submit to us. The personal details you submit to us will only be used for the specified purposes indicated to you and will not be passed onto unauthorised third parties without your explicit consent.

*Your donation is to the National Funding Scheme and indicates a specific cause. For Terms & Conditions, click here.

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.

Hire Policy

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