Peckham Space Launch

Peckham Space Launch

Running throughout summer 2010, these events mark the first exhibition in our new venue which launches to the public on 12 June. Peckham Space is an arts organisation that produces new artworks made in response to and with the people who live in Peckham, London SE15. Peckham Space is a partnership between Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London and Southwark Council. With free events for everyone, Peckham Space will significantly enhance Peckham Square, establishing it as a major cultural hub in south London, and contributing to the visual arts route along Peckham Road that already includes the South London Gallery and Camberwell College galleries, amongst others.

Neighbours – Ana Laura López de la Torre
Friday 11 June, 15.00 – 17.00

Ana Laura López de laTorre, Peckham Space’s sixth commission artist will talk about her work with Peckham Academy. Taking us on a filmic tour through the eyes of people she meets, constructing a subjective documentary record. At the same time, students of Peckham Academy will show their own films about the lives of young people in their neighbourhoods.

Peckham Space Launch – Peckham Peacocks
Saturday 12 June, 14.00 – 17.00

Rachael House invites you to take part in Peckham Peacocks, London’s first ever mobility scooter meet. You will be able to design a club pennant, be a face at our artist made coffee bar, have a sixties style makeover and much more. Featuring special guests the Red Wheelies, mobility scooter formation display team. Peckham Peacocks is an art event for mobility scooter riders, foot powered micro scooter riders, children’s scooter riders and pedestrians. Riders and non-riders are warmly welcome.

Peckham Space Launch – Future Programme
Saturday 12 June

Three commissioned artists and project partners will discuss their plans for Peckham Space exhibitions over the coming year.

14.30 – Harold Offeh will talk about his work Futurama, due to be exhibited at Peckham Space in in Autumn 2010. He will work with Leaders of Tomorrow, a mentor inclusion programme for young people, to address their aspirations for the future of Peckham through designed objects.

15.00 – Jessica Voorsanger will talk about her work Peckham Heroes, due to be exhibited in Spring 2011. She will create a karaoke themed homage to the 10 heroes selected by students from Harris Academy Peckham, to include celebrities, friends and family from Peckham / the area.

15.30 – David Cotterrell will talk about his work due to be exhibited in Summer 2011. He will work with North Peckham Tenants & Residents Association over an 18 month period to examine the changing geography of Peckham utilising aerial filming techniques and investigating people’s past and present journeys through the landscape.

Peckham Space Launch – Zineswap
Sunday 13 June, 14.00 – 17.00

An afternoon celebrating DIY publications from the people of Peckham, Zineswap will invite people to bring their Zines to Peckham Space, and leave with new, exciting zines and bookworks by people from SE15 and beyond.

London Young Voices
Wednesday 16 June, 15.00 – 17.00

Chris Haydon, Director Community TV Trust, will talk about CTVT’s current project, London Young Voices, a Borough-wide community media project working with schools and young people. This event will screen over ten short films scripted, filmed and edited by young people across Southwark.

Neighbours – You & I Films
Saturday 19 June, 14.00 – 16.00

Felix Gonzales, You & I Films will showcase short films made by local young people as part of his ongoing work within the field of community media.

Behind the scenes – with the Architect
Wednesday 23 June, 18.00 – 20.00

Lee Penson, CEO, Penson Group; Natalie Brett, Dean Camberwell College of Arts and Southwark Council talk about the Peckham Space and how it came into being. / /

Neighbours – Area 10 Project Space
Saturday 26 June, 14.00 – 16.00

Dimitri Launder, Co-founder of the artist-run Area 10 Project Space will take you on a personal and historic guided walk. This will include stories of how Area 10 and similar organisations in the area were founded, a screening at Peckham Space and free food and drink, ending up at the impressive warehouse of Area 10.

Neighbours – Safe
Wednesday 30 June, 15.00 – 17.00

Jennifer Blake, Founder of Eternal Life Support Centre works with young people towards achieving their goals. At this event the young people will talk about risk and safety in Peckham.

Behind the scenes – with the Artists
Thursday 8 July, 18.00 – 20.00

Artists Ana Laura Lopez de la Torre; Dave Beech of FREEE; Michael Clegg and Rachael House talk about their work with Frances Williams, Education and Outreach Manager South London Gallery.

Field Project Space at The Bun House
96 Peckham High Street, SE15
Thursday 8 July, 20.00 – Late

Follow on with an exhibition by Field, who have transformed the Bun House pub into an unconventional gallery that challenges artworks to react directly to the environment.

Neighbours – School’s Out
Wednesday 14 July, 15.00 – 17.00

A joint celebration with the artist Peckham Academy students to say farewell to another academic year by sharing their thoughts ideas and creations.

Wednesday 21 July, 15.00 – 17.00

FLIX is a short film project for young people aged 16-19yrs that runs every Wednesday evening from 18.00-21.00 at VAPA, Bellenden Old School, Bellenden Rd, Peckham London SE15 4DG. Contact us on 020 7252 8914, or email for more information.

Neighbours – Heroes and Heroines
Wednesday 28 July, 15.00 – 17.00

A joint celebration with Peckham Library on the theme of youth literature, if your into Manga or Jacqueline Wilson come and join in.