Peckham Platform Square Studio exhibition by Eileen Perrier

Eileen Perrier, a participant on our New Creative Markets programme, has a new exhibition titled ‘Peckham Square Studio’ opening from Tuesday 16 September 2014.

The work in the exhibition is from a mobile studio in Peckham where Eileen Perrier worked this summer as part of the latest commission from independent gallery and charity Peckham Platform.

© Eileen Perrier

The exhibition will feature black and white portraits of local people taken by Perrier on Peckham Square. Paying homage to Victorian styles and techniques, passers by will be photographed in a mobile studio using a large format camera and headrest. The resulting formal portraits will be mounted both inside and outside the gallery.

Year 10 pupils at Harris Academy Peckham are currently participating in photography workshops with Perrier. Drawing on Perrier’s past projects, students have been taking images in classroom sessions, using family photographs and personal photo albums as a discussion point.

To accompany the exhibition, Autograph ABP – the organisation that campaigns for the inclusion of historically marginalised photographic practices – will produce a limited edition newspaper documenting the project and the work by pupils at Harris Academy, for publication during Frieze Art Fair (October).

Learning Activities – Throughout the exhibition we offer free drop in activities for people of all ages to learn about photography. Join us to learn about the links between photography, drawing and portraiture with use of a camera obscura.


Venue: Peckham Platform, London SE15 5RS
Opening times: Wed–Fri 11am–6pm | Sat–Sun 10am–5pm