Published 16th April 2021

Peckham Levels are looking to commission two external murals to welcome visitors back in May 2021. Deadline 3rd May.

Once a concrete, multi-storey Sainsbury's car park- Peckham Levels was transformed in 2017 from a disused building into a vibrant, cultural and artistic destination for the community spanning six floors.

Fast forward to 2021 and it's now a collective of enterprises, talent, makers, and creators – a testimony that there’s more to Peckham Levels than meets the eye. The individual characters and stories bring unique layers of grit, spirit and tenacity across the six eclectic levels.

While the national lockdown has taken hold of the country, the team at Peckham Levels have used the break as an opportunity to  reflect on both the internal and external spaces and how these an be utilised to welcome footfall back to the area.

The Brief 

While most creative commissions tend to place inside the four walls, the new commission will channel creative energy onto the exterior street level to delivers an exciting and engaging experience to passers-by and visitors alike.

As such, they are again putting an open call out to the local creative community to submit design proposals for one of two large mural spaces. The theme is 'THIS IS PECKHAM', and submissions should bring to life the external atmosphere by drawing inspiration from, and paying homage to, the culture, heritage and individuality of surrounding area.

Everyone’s interpretation, experience & discovery of Peckham is vastly different. Therefore, designs are expected to range from shining a light on the patchwork beauty that is Rye Lane to celebrating the African heritage of the area which has been the driver behind a vibrant culture and local music scene.

More information

Deadline for submissions is 3rd May 2021. Appointment to be confirmed by 17th May.

You can download the full brief with more project specifics by clicking the button below. 

Download Brief 

For more information, please contact [email protected] and [email protected]. Please write 'PECKHAM LEVELS EXTERNAL COMMISSION' in the subject header when sending your email.