Through weekly gatherings over 9 weeks, the group set out to interview: artists, (both independent and institutional) art workers and friends and family both native and new to south London. The result is an amalgamation of conversations and sound bites from all over, sharing different perspectives but also setting out to answer the question with the intention of implementing change within cultural institutions.
Despite the range of participants and contributors coming from different backgrounds it is made painfully clear that an immense change is needed across the London art sphere and so the Art Assassins titled their podcast: “Galleries, Get it Together!”
Tanya Wilson, South London Gallery’s Residents’ Programme Assistant
Lauren Gee, South London Gallery’s Schools and Young People’s Programme Manager
Jahzel Newell-Marshall, South London Gallery’s Residents’ Programme Coordinator
Hannah Olukoga, South London Gallery’s Assistant Curator
Rianna Jade Parker, writer, critic, curator and researcher
Barbara Majek, interdisciplinary artist, researcher and facilitator
Josephine Cine, interdisciplinary artist
Dr Patria Roman-Velazquez, researcher and founding Chair of Latin Elephant
Flo O’Mahony, Zoo Co Theatre
Art Assassins’ family and friends
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST
ABOUT ART ASSASSINS
Art Assassins is the South London Gallery’s creative forum for young people aged 16-21. They work with contemporary artists, designers, filmmakers and each other to create a programme of exciting events.
ABOUT WEYLAND MCKENZIE-WITTER
Weyland McKenzie-Witter is an Audio Artist, Creative Producer, Writer and People’s Archivist. His work focuses on using creative productions as a medium to tell people’s stories and histories.
ABOUT DR PATRIA ROMAN-VELAZQUEZ
Dr Patria Roman-Velazquez is an interdisciplinary researcher with an interest in urban communication, migrant and ethnic economies, and urban regeneration. She is passionate about equality, social and spatial justice and has put race in the agenda for gentrification research.
Galleries, Get It Together is supported through a British Academy Innovation Fellowship led by Principal Investigator, Dr Patria Roman-Velazquez, King’s College London, in partnership with South London Gallery