Generation ART: Young Artists on Tour
Launch event, Sat 20 June, Clore Learning Studio, Turner Contemporary, Margate
Touring to Leicester from January 2016 and then to the Isle of White.
The work below was selected to be part of this national touring exhibition of children’s art.
Click HERE to see a short film about the exhibition.
The Way Things Go is a collaborative art work made by children aged 7-9 at Merton Park Primary School’s after school art club, led by Annabel Johnson: Director Children’s Art School.
This exhibition shows the ‘Value of making art…. Each work was selected because of it’s outstanding quality…a hard choice” Karen Eslea, Head of Learning and visitor experience, Turner Contemporary
Generation ART: Young Artists on Tour, engage’s exhibition of children and young peoples artwork opened in June at Turner Contemporary with 40 works by 4-18 year olds from across England. Artworks were selected through open submission and include film, ceramics, print, painting and drawing They were created by young artists at school, home, in arts and community settings and in many cases were inspired by art and artists. Young people in Margate will work with an artist creating art work to be shown at Turner Contemporary inspired by the Grayson Perry exhibition currently on display at the gallery. This project will demonstrate the continuum between young artists work and that by professional practitioners.
The work will tour from Turner Contemporary to the New Walk Museum and Art Gallery and Soft Touch Arts, Leicester and Quay Arts on the Isle of White.
“Each show will feel different with young people getting involved at every stage and artists making new work in response to it” Jane Sillis, Director, engage
The exhibition was based on the idea that more children should have the opportunity to exhibit their work and the opportunity to visit a gallery. It’s about “raising standards and improving lives, and showing to parents and children what is possible…they will be enriched by seeing it.”
This exhibition shows “the dreamland arts education you would want all children to have”
Ian Middleton HMI, National lead for Art, Craft and Design, Ofsted
The exhibition shows work of quality with a range of references and will raise expectations of what is possible for other children. It is an enormous event.
Dr Peter Gregory, Senior Lecturer in Education (Creative Arts) Canterbury Christ church University
Shown below are details from other works in the same series. The Way things Go
Click here to learn more about the project.
The exhibition is on show at Turner Contemporary, Margate until 6 September
It’s well with a visit…
Plenty of activities for children
Why not take a look and combine with a day out at the newly opened Dreamland…we did!