Extending Our Learning Partnership with South London Gallery
As part of our learning program, Hauser & Wirth has extended its partnership with South London Gallery for another year. This partnership was initiated in 2020 with a schools’ program responding to the difficulties that schools faced during and since the pandemic in accessing art gallery spaces and creative workshops. We will now also support South London Gallery’s youth group Art Assassins and the newly launched Making Sense initiative, a creative partnership between South London Gallery and University of the Arts London, alongside support from A New Direction and the RSA. The program brings together young people, educators and researchers to explore themes of inclusion and anti-racism through youth-led creative collectives, teacher training, conversations and resources. This initiative provides Hauser & Wirth with the opportunity to collaborate, to share and to extend the reach of our own learning program, making art accessible to all young people.
Both Making Sense and Art Assassins are rooted in physical, in-person activities, in addition to being disseminated via the Making Sense digital platform. Making Sense and Art Assassins will also engage with Hauser & Wirth’s exhibitions on an ad hoc basis, supporting the exploration of contemporary arts and its presentation within an internationally acclaimed commercial gallery context, and positively impacting pupils’ confidence, communication skills and personal development by enhancing learning both in and outside of the classroom.
‘Working together, we can continue to pilot and develop innovative models for creative learning, shaped by the experience and knowledge of young people, students, teachers, and artists.’—Paul Crook, Head of Education at the South London Gallery
South London Gallery learning group inside Mark Bradford’s exhibition ‘Cerberus’ in 2019. Courtesy South London Gallery. Photo: Polly Bradent
Frank Bowling workshop with students at SLG, 2021. Courtesy South London Gallery. Photo: Natalie Ryde
‘I am delighted that the South London Gallery education programme is broadening our collaboration with Hauser & Wirth,’ says Paul Crook, Head of Education at the South London Gallery. ‘Working together, we can continue to pilot and develop innovative models for creative learning, shaped by the experience and knowledge of young people, students, teachers, and artists.’
Since 2020, our partnership with South London Gallery has resulted in 16 different workshops, combining in-school and online offerings alongside 293 engagements with pupils covering primary, secondary and SEND (special educational needs and disability) across four local schools. Gallery exhibitions at Hauser & Wirth have provided a springboard for these activities including artists Rashid Johnson, Larry Bell, Luchita Hurtado, Ed Clark and Mark Bradford.
The next event in the partnership will be a tour of ‘Amy Sherald. The World We Make’ at Hauser & Wirth London with the Art Assassins youth group.