PEER is an independent arts organisation that has evolved from the ground up 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. We have done this through our ambitious programme of projects working with nearly 150 artists, writers, curators and educators over two decades. It is equally our ambition to nurture and provide a platform for the talent of a diverse range of emerging, mid-career and established artists enabling them to take new risks. Past and recent examples include important commissions with Mike Nelson, Bob & Roberta Smith, Siobhan Hapaska, Fiona Banner, Emma Hart, Jimmy Robert and Catherine Story, to name but a few.

PEER’s big aspirations and modest size play key roles in securing our place within the broader London art ecology. We offer both emerging and established artists the opportunity to test bold ideas in an intimate environment that stimulates experimentation and dialogue. Our human scale makes us less bureaucratic and opaque in comparison with many larger institutions. Artists cherish the opportunities that PEER has to offer, and the position that we occupy within the art world.

Visit our HISTORY and ARCHIVE pages for more information on past exhibitions.

When I saw PEER, I loved the space and location... It is such a public space because of the direct access from the street to the gallery. Passers-by can easily engage with work without coming into the gallery. It is very much part of the surrounding council estate with the flats above and next to the Post Office... the pumping heart of the estate
— Angela de la Cruz, artist exhibited at PEER 2016

PEER is one of Arts Council England's National Portfolio Organisations.

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