In summer of 2015, artist Janetka Platun collaborated with the Cuming Museum, Peckham Platform and local women’s groups and families to create work inspired by the Cuming Museum’s collection and by the fire which forced it to close in May 2013.
Janetka worked with community groups from Walworth Road in an exploration of the themes of loss and survival, taking inspiration from the objects in the collection that were rescued, the objects that miraculously survived and the traces of artefacts that were destroyed in the fire. Three workshops were convened and held in various locations. A workshop was held with children and their parents at Peckham Library, with a woman’s art group run by Inspire at St Peter’s Church off the Walworth Road and one with a young women’s art group at Camberwell Leisure Centre.
St Peters Church,
89 Peckham High Street,