Peckham Space Celebrates First Birthday
Peckham Space and it's new building is one year and 2 months old. What better time to celebrate a fantastic year with many achievements and milestones. Here is an update of the activity. Peckham Space is London’s newest purpose-built public gallery dedicated to commissioning artworks made in partnership with community groups. Located on Peckham Square, London SE15 and part of Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London, this new organisation seeks to increase access to and participation in contemporary art.
o 8,778 people visited Peckham Space from June 2010 – June 2011
o 42 events took place with 3,107 attendees
o 28 workshops with Community Partners with 65 individual participants
o Of these, 66% were male (34% female), 92% were under 25 (8% over 25), 73% were Asian, Black Caribbean, Black African or mixed (27% White British or White Other)
o 325,513 visits were made to the website
o £115,868 – the value of editorial coverage, based on advertising costs
o 27.4 million – the approximate readership/viewers/listeners for this media coverage
o 550 signups to the mailing list by people visiting the Space
The public continues to value the important work at Peckham Space and hopefully will continue to help support the future of our Art Clubs, free educational and creative workshops that take place throughout school holidays. This is an invite to donate to our live bid for fundraising £2,000 for Art Clubs, to take place here at Peckham Space in December this year. Please help by donating £10 or even £100 and asking someone else to do the same. With your support PS are confident to hit targets in one month; bidding closes on 18th August 2011. Please open the link http://wedidthis.org.uk/projects/arts-clubs to see a video and more information on the project and what donors receive for their acts of generosity. Please note the much requested uber cool Peckham Tote Bags for a bargain £30 donation!! Payment can be made on line so it is easy to circulate to your friends who you think will be supportive and do the same.
The opening of the new building in June 2010 marked another chapter in the artistic programme that had devliered 5 commissions since 2008, showcased on this website via images, podcasts and video. The launch of our venue also saw the beginning of a new commissioning policy producing three contemporary artworks per year which have so far included projects by Harold Offeh, Jessica Voorsanger and David Cotterrell.