Peckham Platform (formerly called Peckham Space) is a public art gallery in London that commissions and exhibits work by contemporary artists, usually in collaboration with local community groups.
Since its founding in 2009, Peckham Platform has established a programme of commissioning new work for solo exhibitions by British and international artists. These have included installation artist Gayle Chong Kwan ('Double Vision', in 2012), filmmakers Sonia Boyce ('Network' in 2011) and Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen (343 Perspectives in 2012), painter Kimathi Donkor (Daddy, I want to be a black artist, in 2013), performance artist Jessica Voorsanger (Peckham Heroes, in 2011) and Ruth Beale, whose 2014 show 'Bookbed' helped relaunch the gallery under its new name. All of the gallery's exhibitions have involved artistic collaborations with local community groups and residents, particularly young people - in line with the institution's mission to build creative links between contemporary art and the community.
Education and Youth:
Integral to Peckham Platform's exhibition programme is its work in public art education. As well as the educational workshops, artist's talks and seminars which are a standard element in the public gallery sector, Peckham Platform is distinctive and innovative in London because of its policy of consistently commissioning artists to make work directly in collaboration with members of the local community, particularly young people facing the challenges of inequality in one of London's most deprived urban areas.