PEER is an independent arts organisation that has evolved from the ground over the past twenty years, putting down deep roots within the socially, culturally and economically diverse area of Hoxton in East London. PEER’s core ethos is to embed its activities into the local community and to offer and promote the highest quality art as being part of daily life. PEER has presented an ambitious programme of projects working with nearly 150 artists, writers, curators and educators. Some past and recent projects with artists have included work with Martin Creed, Ceal Floyer, Mike Nelson, Bob & Roberta Smith, Anthony McCall, Fiona Banner, Emma Hart, Angela de la Cruz, Catherine Story and currently Simon English.
In 2016 PEER completed a significant capital project, which brought radical improvements to the gallery spaces and also transformed an unloved street corner into a welcoming and strikingly designed public realm, which in 2017 was named Khadija’s Garden after our much loved colleague Khadija Saye. This space also includes a landmark illuminated civic clock with artwork by Chris Ofili and a 10-metre long sculpture open to habitation by local wildlife by London Fieldworks.