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NewsWhat's next in 2017

While building work begins on our new gallery on Peckham Square, we’re pleased to confirm our future funding and the first of our off-site projects, set to open across multiple venues in Peckham and South London.

We are delighted to announce that we have secured continued funding from Arts Council England for the coming four years up until 2022. Within the context of an increasingly competitive funding climate, to receive an increase of 50% is a fantastic endorsement for us at a time of change and opportunity for the organisation.

As one of only 19 of the 253 National Portfolio Organisations within London to receive uplift in funding, we are hugely grateful to ACE for recognising the value of the work we do. It’s a great validation of our team’s commitment and an important boost for our move to a new building in 2019. We couldn’t have done it without the amazing support we get from our visitors, partners and collaborators in Peckham and beyond – thank you.

We are building a larger and more ambitious Peckham Platform, dedicated to championing social arts and providing an inspirational and engaging creative space – click here to find out more.

Youth Platform in collaboration with artist Marc Bauer
14 September – 15 October 2017

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The Peckham Platform’s Youth Platform collaborates with internationally recognised Swiss artist Marc Bauer. The 13–19 year-olds Youth Platform and Bauer have developed displays through a series of workshops exploring personal identity, gender politics and place.

Resulting from the workshops, Bauer will create a large-scale multi-media work for free public view in the window of Peckham’s Aylesham Centre. Launching as part of Peckham Festival 2017 this September, the Aylesham Centre installation will also be on show until October and is being delivered with generous multi year support from Paul Hamlyn’s Explore & Test grant. In addition, Bauer will produce an extensive wall-drawing for Frieze Projects, the non-profit programme of new artist commissions at Frieze London (5 to 8 October 2017), supported by the LUMA Foundation.

Southwark Education Research Project (SERP)
26 March – 8 April 2018

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Peckham Platform are delighted to announce the start of a radical education project, commissioning the artists Barbara Steveni and Barby Asante to meaningfully address the erosion of arts in education today.

The Southwark Education Research Project (SERP) will be reanimated through Steveni’s personal archives dating from 1989 to 1995 that include documentation and memorabilia from the fifteen ‘artist placements’ in schools across Southwark. Spearheaded by seminal artist and Peckham resident Steveni, SERP brought new access to culture and creativity to over 1,500 young people and their teachers.

Now Peckham Platform, Barbara Steveni and artist Barby Asante are working to preserve and reinterpret the archive of this nationally and internationally significant project, creating an important resource and recasting the ground-breaking scheme within a contemporary context. This work – which operated across a broad range of educational departments including young people, teachers and government – will be presented at a number of venues across South-east London in spring 2018, with further details to be announced later this year.