Through major commissions and smaller projects we champion the work of emerging and underrepresented artists, often outside the context of traditional arts venues, allowing us to create shared dialogues with our local community. Many of our projects are an artists’ first public solo commission in London.

Our programme focuses on a collaborative approach towards supporting the production of new work and working in partnership with other individuals and organisations within our networks, giving artists the chance to expand their practice and develop professionally.

Motivated by the belief that artists are capable of making extraordinary ideas happen, we believe that; artists should be supported to produce innovative work; the arts have the potential to transform the perception of our place within the world; and occupying temporary sites outside traditional arts venues offer rich contexts in which this can happen.

Taking its title and concept from Muriel Spark’s 1960 novel, The Ballad of Peckham Rye (TBOPR) uses the text as a starting point for working with artists to commission and produce new work that draws on, imagines or celebrates the distinctive architecture, geological monuments, histories and experiences of the area.