MY IDENTITY - MY PLACE - MY FUTURE

Since 2019, our 2020 VISION programme has supported local children and young people aged 6-18 years to become commissioners and collaborators with professional artists, developing new artwork which explores the three themes 'Identity', 'Place' and 'The Future'.

 

So far, young people have commissioned eight artist projects, drawing from our pool of Associate Artists. Throughout the commissions, the artists have ensured that the voices of the young participants are embedded into the design and development of the work, as well in planning for showcasing the projects’ outcomes.

 

Creative projects have been developed with children and young people within local secondary and primary schools as well as with children attending after school and at weekends. Some projects have been temporarily suspended during lockdown, and we are now revising how these elements can be delivered safely online and through social distancing.

 

Outcomes from 2020 VISION are an astonishing collection of artworks that speak of young people’s aspirations for their future and a re-imagining of their potential as citizens. Our ambition is to work with these young creatives to populate the town with this resulting imagery, music and words - creating a micro-festival entitled ‘US HERE NOW’ across Leigh during Autumn 2020 and Spring 2021.

Children in our Creative Club have been working with artist Hannah Brown to explore how pattern and design can transform the environment. 

The programme continues online this summer.

Get in touch to take part! 

Check out this film from their first session together.

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Musician Sarah Atter has been working with local children and young people to create their own songs.

This project continues online this summer.

Get in touch to find out more!

Watch a short film about this project so far.

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Pupils at St Josephs Catholic Primary School commissioned artist Kate Bufton to work with them to create their own books and mixed media artwork.

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Artist Rebecca Atherton has been getting creative with children at Leigh Central Primary School.

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Our Soapbox and Young Creatives groups worked with artist Emma Blackburn through a project exploring identity.

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Artist Sally Gilford is collaborating with learners at Newbridge Learning Community to explore screen printing techniques.

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Alan Birch was commissioned by our Young Creatives group to help them explore climate change through printmaking.

Watch a short film about this project

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Artist Paul Pickford has been working with students at Oakfield College and Fred Longworth High School to create comic book characters.

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