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Making WAVES Celebration Exhibition

Sat 25 February, 2017, 10:00amSat 1 April, 2017, 5:00pm


Date: Sat 25 February to Sat 1 April
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

A celebratory exhibition showcasing work from Quay Arts’ Youth Offer WAVES by children aged 11 – 19 years (and up to 25 years with additional needs).

Exhibition Opening: 3.30 – 5pm. All welcome, free.

Quay Arts’ Youth Offer WAVES has been running since October 2014 and this exhibition marks the end of the present tranche of funding for the Youth Offer from the Isle of Wight Council at the end of March 2017. Through this funding we have offered a wide range of creative workshops as well as five Gallery Response Projects.

To date we have 346 young Island people registered with WAVES and this number increases week on week. We have run over 114 WAVES workshops with more than 1,165 places available for young people to book. We work closely with Children’s Services and other agencies working to support young people on the Island and have had 164 young people referred to WAVES. Young people referred to WAVES can book up workshop places ahead of the general public.

As well as the creative workshops we have offered five Gallery Response Projects. This involves a small group of 8 – 10 young people who visit one of our main exhibitions in the West Gallery with an Artist Educator; they then work on creating their own exhibition in response which is on show in the Clayden Gallery adjacent to the West Gallery. We have worked with Young Carers Isle of Wight, St Catherine’s School, St George’s School, Atkinson House & The Foyer. The fifth Gallery Response Project is in response to Joanna Kori’s exhibition ‘Future reCollections’ and we are offering 6 workshops based on this exhibition to everyone registered with WAVES; a total of 60 workshop places.

Please take your time to look at all the fantastic work created by young Island children.

Saturday 25 February – Saturday 1 April / Galleries open Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm / Free entry

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