PEER consistently surprises by creating opportunities for artists to produce exceptional work in unexpected circumstances. 
Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate

PEER’s Mission is to:

  • Deliver uncompromising, innovative, world-class art in the gallery and the public realm that is led by ideas and excellence rather than fashion and marketability.
  • Offer creative opportunities and experiences to local people of all ages and from a range of economic, social and cultural backgrounds through our participation programme.
  • Provide emerging, mid-career and established artists with opportunities to explore and to take new risks in their working practice.
  • Make a positive impact on the local environment and its communities through the provision of the highest quality art.

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

PEER completed an ambitious two phase development project in spring 2016, reopening with radically improved galleries, a new doubled-glazed façade and a vastly improved public realm area in  front of the gallery.  
Unsolicited proposals policy
PEER's exhibition programme is researched and developed in advance and we are unable to accept unsolicited approaches for meetings, exhibitions or projects.


PEER is grateful for the support of:



Director: Ingrid Swenson

General Manager: Natasha Vicars

Curator of Local Audiences: Ania Bas

Gallery Trainee: Sanaz Movahedi

Board of Trustees:
Achim Borchardt-Hume (Chair)
Habda Rashid
Felicity Allen
Juan Cruz
Fiona Murphy
Simon Tuttle (Treasurer)
Alister Warman
Jeff McMillan
Craig Burnett

Advisory Group:
Paul Dale
Teresa Gleadowe
Richard Grayson
Ali Musa
Sally O'Reilly
Hugh Pilkington

PEER Benefactors:
Isabelle Nowak & Torsten Winkler

Honorary Patron:
Mark Wallinger

PEER Champions:
Kate Bland & Charlotte Schepke
Glenn Brown & Edgar Laguinia                                   Maureen Paley
Harriet & Oliver Kimberley                                          Dennis Pedersen & Misia Godebska
and others who wish to remain anonymous

PEER Best Friends:
Jim Moyes
Jonathon Tomlinson
Rachel Cooke
Tanya Harrod
Karen Smith                                                                            and others who wish to remain anonymous

Annual Reports:

PEER UK Ltd annual report 2014–2015
PEER UK Ltd annual report 2013–2014
PEER UK Ltd annual report 2012–2013
PEER UK Ltd annual report 2011-2012
PEER UK Ltd annual report 2010-2011
PEER UK Ltd annual report 2009–2010
PEER UK Ltd annual report 2008–2009
PEER UK Ltd annual report 2008
The Pier Trust annual report 2007