The Art Assassins, the SLG’s young people’s forum work together with contemporary artists, designers, filmmakers and each other to create a programme of events for other young people and a wider audience.
The Art Assassins are a diverse group of young people aged between 14-21 years old who meet every Tuesday at the South London Gallery.
Art Assassins’ projects are always led by the members. Together they have curated exhibitions and events, formed a political party, directed a short film, slept in a forest, made a video game, designed hair products and reinvented the archive. 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 group are currently working on a year-long project, The Peckham Experiment: A Centre for Self-Organisation, exploring the history of the Pioneer Health Centre in Peckham and considering its relevance to questions of health, self-organisation and art today.
Current Art Assassins: Aashell Wallace, Akhera Williams, Alice Campos, Esme Wedderburn, Farencia Hendrickson, Iona Tompkins, Ivo Blackwood, Izzie O’Sullivan, Jessica Mankowska, John Kamara, Jordan Minga, Lucien Sone Ebongue, Max Baraitser Smith, Philip Odoi, Ryan Calhoun, Sam Baraitser Smith, Sammy Trieu, Yinka Aresa.
Previous Art Assassins: Andre Ribeiro, Ashleigh Turner, Esme Wheatley, Finbar Kelly, Hussain ‘Remz’ Layne, Inés Carballo, Joel Simpson, Kallim Ogunnami, Mehmet Cucel.
If you’d like to find out more about joining the Art Assassins, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The South London Gallery is an Arts Award Supporter.
Supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the SLG Council.