arches studios open studio
Saturday 15th September
11am - 6pm
Sunday 16th September
11am - 6pm

The Arches Studios are open this weekend for Peckham Festival, and we are delighted to have some special guests joining us Saturday and Sunday.

We love our creative courtyard, tucked between the railway lines in Blenheim Court, and would love you to come and discover it too. To celebrate Peckham Festival we have invited some guest artists to join us, there's a Family Slime Making Workshop (ages 5+), raku lucky dip and food stalls. So that's lunch sorted!

Only in it's third year, the festival is already proving to be a destination event, there is so much happening!

So come and see us and discover the wealth of creativity Peckham has to offer.

We look forward to seeing you!

Check out all the artists exibiting and other events at the Peckham Festival Website

And do have a look at this Peckham Peculiar Article about our studios.

about our studios

28 years making at the heart of peckham

Way back in 1990 a dozen graduates from Central St Martins & Camberwell art colleges simultaneously and coincidentally decided to set up their studios in the railway arches of Blenheim Court. Due to its limited access our yard had been neglected and largely abandoned. But this cul-de-sac restriction has helped it thrive as a creative hub and soon all nine railway arches had been occupied by creative businesses.

Rather than being an organised studio network, our yard became a flock of independent creatives who continue to benefit, 28 years on, from working alongside likeminded, supportive neighbours, sharing resources, knowledge and milk.

We currently number 25 artists and makers, working in a wide variety of disciplines, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, metalwork, cabinet making, and a large number of ceramicists.

Work from our studios has spread throughout the area, not only in peoples homes, but in our local streets as railings, gates, chimney pots, planters and street furniture, adding to the architectural embellishment that gives Peckham it's unique character.

Although it might take a little boldness to walk through our entrance arch flanked by car repair garages, we hope you will visit our hidden world to see why we love our yard so much.

how to find us

You will find The Arches Studios tucked away between the two railway lines that run through Peckham Rye Station. The entrance to our yard is found on Blenhein Grove that runs along the south side of the railway viaduct. Walk through the open arch between Blenheim Motors and Beta Autos.

map of website location
picture of studio entrance

Blenheim Court
48-50 Blenhein Grove
London SE15 4QL

contact us

If you have any queries or requests about our studios, please feel free to contact us on the email address below.

If you want to contact any of our artists, please use the artist's individual websites or email links displayed under their names in the side bar.

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