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Art Assassins: The SLG Youth Collective

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Who's On It, 2023. Photo: Lucien Ebongue.

The Art Assassins is the South London Gallery’s youth collective. They work with contemporary artists, designers, filmmakers and each other to create a programme of exciting events. 

Free workshops offer opportunities to develop creative and practical skills in event management, production, filmmaking, project management and communications. The group leads on events and workshops that they want to be a part of.  

Art Assassins are a diverse group of young people aged between 16-21 years old who meet every Tuesday at the South London Gallery. 

As part of the group, young people gain can:  

  • Make friends in a creative environment 
  • Create and pitch ideas and proposals for events 
  • Learn and build event and project management skills 
  • Get an introduction to marketing and communications 
  • Explore and develop creative practices, (om sculpture to photography and film making to graphic design 
  • Gain an insight into creative careers 

Art Assassins build their own network of creatives, meet arts professionals , receive ongoing mentoring and get exclusive access to events and career opportunities. 

WANT TO APPLY TO JOIN?  

Complete this form with your personal details: 

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Art Assassins build their own network of creatives, meet arts professionals , receive ongoing mentoring and get exclusive access to events and career opportunities. 

“Having the opportunity to curate an event as a young person is rare, and the amount of trust that was placed in us enabled the group to create something beautiful. I was able to experience going on various radio shows, exhibiting my own art work and meeting other like minded people. The experience of being an Art Assassin has boosted my confidence and made me feel more confident and secure in myself entering the creative industry. South London Gallery genuinely feels like a nurturing place where the education team holds community and support at its core.” 
– Poppy, Art Assassin, 2023  

Previously, Art Assassins have:  

  • Taken over the South London Gallery for a day long festival of art, spoken word and music  
  • Directed a short film 
  • Made a video game 
  • Reinvented the South London Gallery’s archive

The group was formed in 2009 and since then, they have defined a unique peer-led approach to create collaborative projects which represent themselves and their ideas. 

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

Art Assassins is supported by Hauser & Wirth. 

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