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Thu 31 May – Sun 8 Jul 2018, 11am-6pm
Past event

Camberwell House dig site. Photo: Liz Sibthorpe

Art Assassins at the Wellcome Collection Archive

The South London Gallery presents a display co-curated by local resident and Oral History volunteer, Liz Sibthorpe and an interview by the SLG’s youth forum, the Art Assassins. The display includes a selection of artefacts drawn from Sibthorpe’s excavations around Sceaux Gardens estate alongside oral history interviews with Sibthorpe and Dorothy Batten relating to health and wellbeing in south London from the mid-19th to mid-20th century, focusing on two former local organisations, the Pioneer Health Centre and the Camberwell House Lunatic Asylum.

This event is part of London History Day 2018.


Art Assassins are a group of young people aged between 14-21 years old who meet every Tuesday afternoon at the South London Gallery. The group work together with contemporary artists, designers and filmmakers to create a programme of events for other young people and a wider audience. To find out more about the Art Assassins, please contact