REcreative is a platform for creatives at the onset of their careers in Arts and Culture to share their experiences in order to learn, give support to and create opportunities for other creatives. Alongside a virtual presence, we also curate accessible London-based events such as collaborative exhibitions, talks, workshops and screenings. We’re based at the South London Gallery and meet monthly with the Education team to plan online content, events and collaborations.

Our website was first launched in June 2011 as part of the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project, a three-year arts and education initiative led by the South London Gallery in partnership with Tate, the Hayward Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts and the Whitechapel Gallery.

The Editorial Board

REcreative is led by the Editorial Board, consisting of people at the fringes of their career who are all dedicated to contemporary art.

If you are interested in joining the board, please get in touch here.


Our name is inspired by the idea that to be a creative means to re-energise and re-hash what is already there. At REcreative we seek to add new meaning to the contemporary art world and re-build from what is here. We are looking to improve accessibility to the industry and provide better advice for young people and anyone at the fringes of a career in the arts

Core Commitee

Aisha Al-Abdallaha

Aisha is a freelance creative producer and photographer from London. Her obsession with photography started when she was 13 years old and has led her to fashion, street and portrait photography. She’s been published in two zines and exhibited in group shows in Paris and London.

Kate Mcilwee

Kate works is a freelancer in editorial and journalism. As well as assiting and producing miscellaneous art events and exhibitions. With Novuyo, she is the Editor for REcreative Writers.

Nana Opoku

Nana is an Arts and Culture Producer with a range of experience, which spans from producing commercials, indie films to facilitating art experiences for local communities to tap into their creative side in and out of the gallery space.

Novuyo Moyo

Novuyo’s professional experience is in digital media and marketing, social media in particular. When she’s not being all professional, she likes to call herself a writer, except spends more time reading any and everything, which will hopefully stand her in good stead when she’s copy editing the writer’s section (submit your brilliant ideas everyone!).

Yinka Aresa

Jess Mankowska 

Safiye Gray

Grace Hinton