Generation ART: Young Artists on Tour is an exhibition of children and young people’s artwork aged 5 – 18, with an associated learning programme supported by the Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring programme the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Helen Jean Cope Charity. It will tour to Quay Arts and be displayed in The West Gallery from 19th Mar to 7th May 2016.
Generation ART opened at Turner Contemporary, Margate in summer 2015, and is showing in New Walk Museum and Art Gallery and Soft Touch Arts, Leicester from 16th Jan to 6th March 2016 before heading to Quay Arts.
The aim of Generation ART is for children and young people to be involved in a high quality exhibition at every stage, as curators, artists, audiences and champions. By profiling high quality artwork by children and young people, Generation ART strives to raise the aspirations of schools, teachers, children and young people, and inspire them to create excellent artwork.
The exhibition includes a total of forty artworks by children and young people ages 5 to 18 years old, four of whom are from the Isle of Wight; William John Morris, Oliver Bonner, Megan Smith and Max Snudden.
Throughout March and April Quay Arts will host a series of free family drop-ins and workshops for schools across the Island inspired by Generation ART: Young Artists on Tour, encouraging local audiences, especially families, to get involved. More information will be available soon.
In addition, Quay Arts has commissioned visual artist, Lisa Traxler to create a new exhibition titled ‘Cloud Collecting‘ in The Curve Gallery inspired by the touring show and young people’s work.
The commissioned artwork will open at the same time as the touring exhibition on Saturday 19 March. After which, St George’s School will create a new ‘response’ exhibition in The Curve Gallery with Island artists Hannah George and Ian Whitmore, entitled ‘Flight of Fancy’, which will open on Saturday 23 April. Coinciding with this, Red Tie Theatre group will perform a new piece of live theatre to celebrate the Generation Art project.
For more information on Generation ART: Young Artists on Tour please visit: www.engage.org/genart
Saturday 19 March – Saturday 7 May 2016,
10am – 4pm, Mon – Sat (gallery closed Sundays)
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Generation ART: Young Artists on Tour is supported by Arts Council England’s Strategic touring programme, the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Helen Jean Cope Charity. Generation ART is run by engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, working in partnership with Turner Contemporary, Margate, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery and Soft Touch Arts, Leicester, Quay Arts, Isle of Wight, The Spark Arts for Children, The Mighty Creatives, Artswork, the Contemporary Visual Arts Network, the National Society for Education in Art and Design and the Expert Subject Advisory Group for Art and Design.