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Young People

Art Assassins group at Frieze London

The SLG’s Young People’s Programme is built on establishing long term relationships with diverse audiences.

The Art Assassins, the SLG’s young people’s forum, is led by young people aged 14-21 and they meet every Tuesday from 5-7pm.

The group work together with contemporary artists, designers, filmmakers and each other to create a programme of events for other young beings and a wider audience. The group formed in 2009 and through their collaborative projects they have defined a unique peer-led approach to create platforms which represent themselves and their ideas.

The Art Assassins current project, The Peckham Experiment: A Centre for Self-Organisation investigates the heritage of The Peckham Experiment working with the Pioneer Health Foundation, the Wellcome Library and the Science Gallery at Kings College, as well as Peckham Vision and the Wilderness Wood.

If you’d like to find out more about joining the Art Assassins, please contact artassassins@southlondongallery.org

In 2011 the contemporary art resource www.REcreativeUK.com was launched as an online community devised by young people to inspire their peers to get involved in contemporary art. The REcreative Editorial Board, aged between 16-25, meet monthly to help shape the website’s content and direction and curate a programme of talks and events for their peers.

The annual REcreative Film School runs in the Autumn and offers training for young filmmakers at the beginning stages of their career. Led by industry professionals the sessions enable participants to gain a basic practical experience of camera work, learn how to navigate the film industry, and develop their own unique storytelling voice.

The SLG young people’s programme uniquely offers a platform for groups of young people to devise and deliver their own professional projects whilst supporting a growing online community.

For more information and to join go to the REcreative website.


The Young People’s Programme is supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Young Roots Heritage Lottery Fund, Southwark Council and the SLG Council.

Image: Art Assassins and Network 11 at Frieze Art Fair, October 2016.