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Exhibition open call: What’s Not Being Said

Photo: Yinka Aresa

The REcreative Editorial Board invites young creatives aged 14–20 with a connection to Peckham to submit their work for an exhibition at the South London Gallery.

The exhibition, What’s Not Being Said, will be on display at the South London Gallery Fire Station from 22–29 January 2020.

We are looking for creative responses to the question: what’s not being said about Peckham? This exhibition offers young people a platform to discuss and question what is happening in your lives and communities.

However you express yourself – be it through painting, poetry, photography, spoken word, music, dance, performance, sculpture or film – if you have something to say about Peckham and are aged 14-20 years old, we want to hear from you.

The REcreative Editorial Board will select works from the submissions to be part of the exhibition. If you have any questions, please email


  • Submissions can include existing work, or proposals for new work to be made specifically for the exhibition.
  • Applicants must be 14–20 years old.
  • Applicants must have a connection to Peckham. This includes people who live or have lived in Peckham, study or work here, or have family here.
  • Applicants must not be studying Art at university. However, those studying Curation or Art History, for example, would be eligible to submit work as art-making is not part of the syllabus.



Sat 30 Nov 2019, 11.30am–5pm – Submission help session

If you would like support with your submission, book a free session with the REcreative Editorial Board to discuss your application. Please email to book a slot.

Mon 2 Dec 2019, 10pm – Submission deadline

Mon 16 Dec 2019 – Outcome notification

We will inform those who have made successful submissions by Mon 16 Dec.

Wed 22 – Wed 29 Jan 2020 – Exhibition


REcreative Editorial Board is a platform for creatives at the beginning of their careers in art and culture to share their experiences in order to learn, give support to and create opportunities for other creatives. Alongside a virtual presence, we also curate accessible London-based events such as collaborative exhibitions, talks, workshops and screenings. We’re based at the South London Gallery and meet monthly with the Education team to plan online content, events and collaborations.