Peckham takes over the V&A

This Friday Peckham will uproot itself and head to south west London to be hosted by The Victoria and Albert Museum as part of its Friday Late series.

Peckham Yacht Club
Peckham Yacht Club

The Peckham Takeover, is just that – a three-and-a-half hour cultural occupation, presenting the best of Peckham’s design, alongside its music, art and architecture.

Illustration collective Day Job will have an enterprising presence at the Medieval and Renaissance Room 50a. As well as putting together an illustrative installation based on the goings on of Rye Lane, there will be an exchange of drawings, objects and Peckham Pounds, (Pecks) at a value determined by an on-site pawnbroker. 

Lucky Skip by Garudio Studioage
Lucky Skip by Garudio Studioage

We’re told that this isn’t an elaborate ruse and that the results will be displayed in Day Job’s Pawnshop window.

Designer Makers Hendzel and Hunt are using the Late as an opportunity to tell people about their Peckham Yacht Club.

Hendzel and Hunt
Hendzel and Hunt

Working with architects Elinor Scarth and Etienne Halle Hendzel and Hunt designed and built a 7m-long boat made entirely from scavenged materials.

The outcome of the project, The Peckham Yacht Club, will be revealed on the night in a 45-minute presentation.

Lina Laraki against a Lucie Beauvert and Paol Kemp (LB-PK) piece. Photograph taken by Doost Studio
Lina Laraki against a Lucie Beauvert and Paol Kemp (LB-PK) piece. Photograph taken by Doost Studio

Over in the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre there is a revisiting of an exhibition first curated by Paul Goodwin in 2007.

It explores black urbanism in Peckham through an assemblage of street photography, sound and text.

Maquette for Verity by James Capper © James Capper and Damian Griffiths courtesy Hannah Barry Gallery
Maquette for Verity by James Capper © James Capper and Damian Griffiths courtesy Hannah Barry Gallery

The Hannah Barry Gallery will be showcasing the work of three artists in the John Madejski gallery and The Sackler Centre reception will become the Bussey Quarter, a takeover by The Bussey Building, which is planning a range of installations.

A Friday Late of late
A Friday Late of late

Friday Late Peckham Takeover will be held at the V&A, Cromwell Rd, London SW7, on 26 July.

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