ChisenhaleHz, Chisenhale Gallery’s programme for young people, centres around a collective of young people, aged 16 – 20 years, who meet regularly at the gallery. Following the first meeting, the group collectively decided on the name ChisenhaleHz, which reflects the multiple frequencies and voices brought together in the group. Working closely with the curatorial team at the gallery and using ideas and themes raised through the Commissions Programme, ChisenhaleHz present a series of public events throughout the year.

Through mentoring sessions with Chisenhale Gallery’s curatorial team and invited practitioners, such as artists, writers, curators, and filmmakers among many others, the programme supports creative practice among young people and provides participants the opportunity to meet artists, learn new skills, and form a network of new friends and collaborators.

Events programmed by ChisenhaleHz to date include a screening of artists’ film exploring ideas of access, agency, and distribution in response to Mandy El-Sayegh’s commission Cite Your Sources (2019), and a roundtable discussion, with writer and artist Morgan Quaintance and artist free.yard, exploring ideas of who, or what, defines the ‘centre’ in response to Ima-Abasi Okon’s 2019 commission at Chisenhale Gallery. For information, please click here.

The programme is informed and shaped by the participants and draws on themes explored in the 2019-20 Commissions Programme. Between September 2019 and March 2020, ChisenhaleHz will present public events in response to forthcoming exhibitions by artists Sidsel Meineche Hansen and Imran Perretta. 

For any enquiries, please contact Emma Moore, Curator: Engagement or Ese Onojeruo, Assistant Curator: Engagement

ChisenhaleHz, Chisenhale Gallery’s young people’s programme 2019, is supported by the #iwill Programme.




  • Events
  • New Creatives 2019
  • Creative Careers Day
  • Chisenhale Gallery Presents is a series of presentations delivered by commissioned artists, in collaboration with curatorial staff, at local secondary schools. Recent presentations have been delivered by artists Ghislaine Leung, Lydia Ourahmane, Maeve Brennan, Milou Van der Maaden and Imran Perretta. These events directly connect artists with students, and establish a link between gallery and classroom. To book a visit please contact Ese Onojeruo, Assistant Curator: Engagement,

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