Peckham Platform is Changing.
Peckham Platform is closed while work takes place to redevelop Peckham Square.
While our new gallery is being built Peckham Platform will deliver an exciting series of projects across Peckham and South London throughout 2017 and 2018. Visit www.peckhamplatform.com or follow @PeckhamPlatform on Twitter and be the first to hear about our programme of co-commissioned exhibitions, social arts research and learning activities.
Peckham Platform will take over the new gallery space in the redeveloped Peckham Square, set to open in 2019. Our new permanent home will have more space, better facilities and a greatly expanded programme of free cultural events.
Peckham Platform is a creative and educational charity based in a gallery on Peckham Square, SE15. 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.
Gallery, Archive, Artist studio or collective
Please visit www.peckhamplatform.com
Southwark Education Research Project Reactivated
- 17 March — 8 April 2018 *on now
Between 1989 and 1995 the Southwark Education Research Project engaged over 1,500 children and teachers by placing artists in fifteen schools across the London borough of Southwark. SERP created interventions in the schools it worked with, encouraging participants to question the education process and providing new ways for them to engage with the arts. The project created a model for replication across the country by involving the local authority, the inspectorate, teachers and pupils – and in doing so gained recognition nationally and internationally.
In 2018 Peckham Platform revisits SERP’s significance, at a time when education policy focuses overwhelmingly on measuring attainment through exam results and league tables, and increased bureaucracy coupled with reduced budgets has seen a reduction in the opportunities for young people to engage with culture and the creative process in-school.
Peckham Platform’s project has two main strands – securing and reactivating the archive of the original SERP; and public programmes at Tate Exchange and Flat Time House, which present highlights from the archive alongside new material created through collaboration between artists Barby Asante and Barbara Steveni.
Flat Time House
210 Bellenden Road
- Any age