Making noise for Resonance FM; Photo Rosie Gibson
Making noise for Resonance FM. Photo Rosie Gibson.
REcreative tour to Putt Putt 2; Photo Sarah Coffils
REcreative tour to Putt Putt 2. Photo Sarah Coffils.
A REcreative film shoot at Central St Martins College; Photo Sarah Coffils
A REcreative film shoot at Central St Martins College. Photo Sarah Coffils.
The SLG’s Young Arts Project 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. They work on an array of projects, from hosting discussions about issues that affect young people to working with artists to create arcade games, limited edition cassettes and zines. The Art Assassins create an ambitious program of events for other young people and a wider audience.
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, whilst offering talks and tours for local schools and colleges. Most recently the Peckham Cultural Institute brought together REcreative board members in collaboration with Central St Martin’s College to research and critique current examples of digital curating and archiving.
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 Art Assassins and REcreative Editorial Board recently curated their own exhibition Invisible Hours which illustrated and documented the key themes behind their past projects, whilst exploring the future plans for the young people’s programme.
Supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Southwark Council Neighbourhoods Fund and the SLG Council.
Current events for young people