Family Day: Escape the Slick

  • Family Day Escape the Slick Muna Mohamud

    Family Day Escape the Slick, Amy Leung workshop. Photo by Muna Mohamud 

Past Event

This event was on 1 April 2023

Access Information

Family Day 

1 April | Free Drop-ins * 

Children of all ages and their adults are welcome to come a join an afternoon of activities and workshops inspired by Escape the Slick an exhibition created by Gaby Sahhar in collaboration with Whitechapel Gallery’s Young People’s Collective Duchamp & Sons. Take part in workshops by artists Gaby Sahar & Amy Leung and join a storytelling session with artist Kane Stonestreet.

* Includes free entry to all Whitechapel Gallery exhibitions.

**Due to the lift currently being out of service, workshops in this event are only accessed via stairs

Family Day Programme
What’s happening: 

12.00 – 16.00 within Escape the Slick exhibition Galleries 5&6 

Drop-in workshop with artist Gaby Sahhar – mark make and draw in response to Escape the Slick 

12.00 – 16.00  Creative Studio 

Drop-in Workshop with artist Amy Leung exploring materials, movement and creative play 

12.30 – 13.00  within Action, Gesture, Paint Exhibition  

Reading is Fundamental: storytelling session with artist Kane Stonestreet reading from children’s books representing BIPOC and LGBTQAI+ characters and themes.  

12.00 – 16.00 – Workshop with Gaby Sahhar – Escape the Slick 

12.00 – 16.00 – Pick up a free copy of our activity book Performing the Outside


Gaby Sahhar

Gaby Sahhar is a French-Palestinian artist based in London, working across painting, film and installation. Their work deconstructs the representation of queerness within public spheres to understand its wider impacts on queer consciousness and communities. Drawing on language and vulnerability as tools, their work aims to generate conversations around value systems, affordability and access within inner city cultures. They employ speculative storytelling to outline the different ways in which cities serve the interests of patriarchal capitalist identities to the detriment of others.

Solo exhibitions include MAC VAL, Paris / The Kooples Art Prize (2023); PAGE (NYC), New York (2022); and group exhibitions include Fragment Gallery, New York (2022); Sadie Coles HQ, London (2022).

Gaby is also an alum of Duchamp & Sons.

Amy Leung

Amy Leung is a London based artist working across sculpture, drawing and workshops to explore the articulation and communication of joy. She is an arts educator and is interested in the intersections in which community, craft, objects and cultural identity meet.

Kane Stonestreet

Kane Stonestreet is a multidisciplinary artist. They are informed by their visual art background, having studied Sculpture and Environmental Art at Glasgow School of Art (2012-2015). Currently, they find performance the most urgent technology of communication and Live Art the most fitting context for their actions.