Rye Lane Reconnected


Rye Lane Reconnected



Rye Lane Reconnected is a community-led creative programme seeking to support engagement and collaboration between leading social artists, local residents and frontline community groups to collaboratively commission and create artworks for Peckham’s historic and iconic Rye Lane.

Over the past year, young people from Southwark’s Youth Justice Service, South London Refugee Association, and Inspire Walworth have collaborated with artists including Koby Martin, Tyreis Holder, and Meera Shakti Osborne. Together, they explored community, heritage and identity to reconnect to public spaces on their own terms. 

This co-commission was made possible with generous funding and support from Southwark Youth Justice Service, Arts Council England, Art Fund, London Borough of Southwark’s Culture Together, Cleaner Greener Safer and Neighbourhoods Fund, United St Saviours, and The Grocers’ Charity.

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Koby Martin x Southwark Youth Justice Service

Artist Koby Martin collaborated with Southwark Youth Justice Service, empowering young voices through painting, music, and new beginnings. The workshops allowed youth to shape public artworks reflecting ‘new beginnings,’ ‘opportunities,’ and ‘unity’. Through personalized interactions, Koby fostered trust and valued relationships, amplifying the voices of young participants.

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