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Garudio Studiage's Peckham Peace Wall

Date uploaded: August 15, 2012

Garudio Studiage's Peckham Peace Wall

Peckham Space art gallery has launched a new public artwork on Peckham Square by Garudio Studiage, which celebrates, in permanent form, the notes of love and respect for the area, which appeared on Rye Lane in the aftermath of the riots last year.

The Wall features 4,000 original post-it messages that were displayed on boards covering broken windows in the area. The original project was started by four members of the Peckham Shed Theatre Company, with the first board covering a window outside Poundland, and the Wall eventually grew to fill seven hoardings.

For the permanent display, the original post-its have been digitally hand-traced by artists Garudio Studiage working with young people from Peckham. Locals will be able to re-find their contributions, and the Wall also features blank notes onto which new comments can be made.

To coincide with the project, Peckham Space and Garudio Studiage have produced a limited edition print inspired by the Peckham Peace Wall, sales of which will help fund local art clubs. The print can be bought online.

The Peckham Peace Wall was commissioned by Peckham Space, with funding from Southwark Council's Greener Cleaner Safer fund awarded by Peckham & Nunhead Community Council.

Visit www.peckhamspace.com/

© John Clare Photography

© John Clare Photography