The South London Black Music Archive was the sixth commissioned exhibition in Peckham Space's venue on Peckham Square, SE15. The exhibition aimed to celebrate, preserve and investigate South Londoners’ personal relationships with moments in black music history, transforming the gallery into an ‘open archive’ and invited contributions from the public. These helped to map and explore the personal stories which comprise the fascinating history of the influence and evolution of black music in South London.
This interview with artist Barby Asante looks at her inspiration for the project, and documents the exhibition which took place at Peckham Space from 17 January - 24 March 2012. Film by Terry Wilson