Phase 2, 2006–8

In phase 2.1, 2006–7, the programme of projects and research expanded to comprise seven clusters, involving 31 galleries and seven Higher Education Institutes. In phase 2.2, 2007–8, a further three clusters formed. In this year 954 children and young people benefited through sustained participation in projects. Galleries worked with 37 schools (21 of which had not previously worked with a gallery), 53 teachers and 58 artists. The CPD programme benefited 228 teachers, 267 gallery educators and 53 artists. 

Galleries and HEI partners joining the programme used experience and published research from phase 1 to inform the focus and methodology for their research.

These are ordered by cluster:

East projects

Youth Forum — Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts project
The Sainsbury Centre is working with a group of young people studying art who are acting as advocates for the organisation. As well as identifying ways the Centre can contribute to their professional development, they are advising them on ways to enlist more young people.


Youth Forum: Spring Term — Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts project
Images and information on Sainsbury Centre’s peer-led young person’s group ‘enquire’ working in studio on aspects of ‘ritual’, stimulated by their responses to the gallery.

What’s Your Ritual? — Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts project
Sainsbury Centre’s youth art group, made up of young people aged 15-18 from Norwich schools, was established through enquire with the intention of making it permanent. The aim is to provide opportunities for young people to engage with art outside school and to gain experience of working in a professional gallery. For the Sainsbury Centre, it provides a group to test ideas and ensure that the organisations is youth friendly. It will continue with new members joining and new projects evolving all the time. Here they talk in their own words about their recent event ‘What’s Your Ritual?’ which is the precursor to a larger exhibition to be held in the autumn.

Desire Lines — Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts project
‘Desire Lines’ are the lines we create through a space: often through habitual use e.g. a track through a field, a dirt pathway or a shortcut. At this event, we played with the idea of desire lines in the gallery, inviting visitors to document their route through the building and to follow the desire lines of others.

Documenta Trip — Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts project
6 members of the enquire group, Veronica Sekules and Charlotte Peel travelled to take enquire to Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany.

entitled exhibition — Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts project
The en-titled exhibition displayed the work of the enquire and envision learning and research programmes in the East of England.

Uncanny Tales — Babylon Gallery project
In a successful peer-led project, a peer-led volunteer group ‘Babylon 15-20’ (BFT) selected artists and are continuing to work on an outcome in response to the ‘Uncanny Tales’ exhibition at the gallery.

Uncanny Tales: Term 2 — Babylon Gallery project
Young people working with an artist on engaging with the Uncanny Tales exhibition have shown evidence of directly benefiting from their involvement with Babylon Gallery through the enquire programme.

Kings Lynn and Pupil Referral Unit — Kings Lynn Art Centre project
Children from a local pupil referral unit learned a range of craft skills and taught felt-making to a group of younger children

Kings Lynn and Pupil Referral Unit: Term 2 — Kings Lynn Art Centre project
This term there was notable success with esteem building, cascading learning and an introduction to new media.

Links4 Animation — Kings Lynn Art Centre project
Building on the students’ relationship with new media through East’s phase 1, phase 2 introduced the group to animation. The gallery autumn/winter programme will underpin all sessions at King s Lynn Arts Centre, providing inspiration for research and workshops. Through the programme participants achieved a Bronze level Arts Award.

en-titled — Outpost project
Outpost worked with Fruitful Arts to collaborate on running a series of workshops for young people from the NR5 project.

London projects

Assessing your own learning: student peer evaluation — Whitechapel project
Artists involved in the Creative Connections artist residency programme worked with students from four schools to develop an effective methodology for students to assess their own learning. In this artist-led activity taking place at the Whitechapel Gallery, students took part in an event where they became researchers and evaluated their experiences working with the artists. The focus was on their dialogue with each other in investigating the learning benefits of their activities rather than to a researcher.

Student Interviews: Assessing peer learning — Whitechapel project
Matthew and two gallery educators worked with a small group of students from Raines Foundation to develop peer interview questions and learn how to use AV equipment. The young people led an interview session after viewing their work in the secondary school programme exhibition in the gallery, Creative Connections.

Creative Connections with Brampton Manor: Ham Gamelan — Whitechapel project
Artist Emma Smith took up residency at Brampton Manor School with Art Coordinator Eve Beazley as part of the Whitechapel’s Creative Connections Programme. Together they developed a series of workshops designed to introduce concepts around identity politics, notions of spectacle and transformation and artists’ use of found objects.

Creative Connections with Langdon Park: We Are Not Richard Wilson, But… — Whitechapel project
Albert Potrony worked with art teachers Natalie Gray and Angela Rogerson from Langdon Park School to develop projects over the course of a year as part of his Creative Connections residency. Albert particularly developed Yr 9 to introduce understanding of site-specific art and transformation in a series of workshops, gallery visits and a visit to his studio.

Creative Connections with Clapton School for Girls: Subversion and Transformation — Whitechapel project
Artist Viyki Turnbull took up residency for a year in Clapton School for Girls. She developed a series of workshops with teacher Iysha Miah in response to the work of Richard Wilson, Grace Ndritu and Margaret Salmon.

Continuing Professional Development — Whitechapel project
The London cluster has met in a series of focused CPD sessions developing each members’ understanding of best practice in gallery education. Members have been particularly interested in embedding student peer evaluation into project planning.

Bicentenial Project — SPACE: The Triangle project
Year 12 students from Cardinal Pole School (BTEC) and Skinners Company Upper Girls School (A Level) worked with the artist Godfried Donkor to explore the legacy of slavery in a historical, cultural and local context to generate work for a challenging exhibition at the Hackney Museum.

Peer Interviews — SPACE: The Triangle project
The 13 students revisited the Hackney Museum, where they engaged in a group critique of their work and discussed the curatorial decisions made in hanging their and other work made in response to the bicentenary. They ended the project with an informal peer review, asking each other to talk about their experiences. This was recorded on video.

Continuation — Bow Arts Trust project
Bow Arts Trust continued to work with Central Foundation School for Girls in Tower Hamlets. The programme has addressed objectives taken from the school improvement plan, the first phase of enquire and Ofsted inspection recommendations and has included offsite visits to studios and galleries.

Peer video interviews — Bow Arts Trust project
Artist Albert Potrony worked with Bow Arts to develop young participants’ ability to investigate their own learning through devising questions with which to interview each other on video.

Continuation — Chisenhale Gallery project
The Chisenhale Gallery built on enquire phase 1 through which models for teaching and learning in the GCSE Art classroom were generated and tested by artist Eve Peasnall at Lister Community School in Newham.

Peer research workshops — Chisenhale Gallery project
Students worked with Eve Peasnall to find answers to the question, ‘What is Creative Learning?’ and to interrogate enquire research methods by developing their own research methods.

North East projects

enquire 06-07: Everyone’s Home is their Castle — ISIS project
Isis Arts, which has a strong track record in training and mentoring artists and teachers, worked with a new gallery that opened in Ashington in November 2006 and the phase 1 researchers from the University of Newcastle. The cluster is built on phase 1 research and explored different approaches and teaching methods that artists use to engage young people in contemporary arts practice within a gallery setting.

enquire 06-07: Everyone’s Home is their Castle Term 2 — ISIS project
In the Spring Term, students from Blyth Community College worked on their own films and visited exhibitions of work by Brian Eno, Marcus Coates, Subodh Gupta, Joseph Havel and Vik Muniz at Baltic and Locus Plus at Hatton Gallery.

Artists and Teachers
The North East cluster worked together on projects based in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

North West (Liverpool) projects

Virtual Lives — Virtual Lives was an overall cluster title for projects sharing the exploration of young people’s everday use of technology and new media.

North West (Manchester) projects

Memory Boxes — The Manchester Museum project
Artist Amy Leach worked with a class of thirteen SEN pupils over three day-long sessions. The aim of the project was to support Key Stage 3 citizenship education. The first session took place at Manchester Museum, the second and third sessions were at Chorlton High School. The project was called How the Dead Live and was based around research of the Museum s Egyptology collection.

Native and non-native species — The Manchester Museum project
Pupils from St Ambrose were introduced to the idea of native and non-native species through examples at the Museum, the country park and in the school and its grounds. The group were encouraged to research this topic using a number of different media, including, drawing, photography, video, audio, interviews, collecting, internet, books, newspaper articles and by speaking to the public and specialists such as a museum curator, park ranger and students from an animal care course they researched alongside the artist, Brian Percival, and their teacher.

The Creative Tribe — The Manchester Museum project
The aim of this project was to facilitate a group of young people to develop a new society, community or tribe based on their own experiences and on their experiences at The Manchester Museum.

Form and pattern in Islamic Art — The Manchester Museum project
During this project with Harris Museum and Art Gallery the young people looked at an exhibition by Lubiana Hamid, Talking on Corners, Speaking in Tongues. They were encouraged to look at how the work had been made and also to make their own drawings from original museum artefacts which were introduced by the museum educator as examples of how Islamic imagery has been used in art.

Unwrapping the Past — The Manchester Museum project
The aim of this project was to encourage young people to think about how the past was recorded by working with an artist and using the Egyptology collection.

South East (Sussex) projects

enquire 06-07: CPD — Fabrica project
The South East cluster develops exciting resources for galleries, teachers, artists, gallery educators and youth workers.

enquire 06–07: CPD — De La Warr Pavilion project
The South East cluster developed exciting resources for galleries, teachers, artists, gallery educators and youth workers.

Stories & Questions — De La Warr Pavilion project
A six week project aiming to build a positive relationship between the Pavilion and Sidley Young People’s Centre.

enquire 06–07: CPD — The Towner Art Gallery project
The South East cluster developed exciting resources for galleries, teachers, artists, gallery educators and youth workers.

Projects for 2008 — The Towner Art Gallery project
Towner Art Gallery embarked on enquire phase 2 which involved a young people’s Learning Forum; an enhanced regional learning offer; a range of targeted programmes that promoted increased health awareness; promotion of transformative learning experiences for young people; provision of evidence-based opportunities to embed risk, identity and self determination into curriculum.

Tangled Wood — Quay Arts Centre Project
At the end of September, Yr 10 students from the local high school, Medina High, and their art teacher, Karen Sutherland, spent 3 days working with our lead artist Tim Johnson and placement artist Chris Jenkins. They looked at the ‘East Weaves West’ basketry exhibition in our main gallery, and then created their own exhibition in the empty Learning Curve Gallery, starting with a pile of willow and a trough of water!

enquiry — aspex project
Over six months, aspex worked with a group of young people between the ages of 12 and 19, all of whom are part of the Fareham and Gosport homeschooling network. Led by artist Effie Coe the group worked with the themes of the gallery’s exhibition programme and explored those themes through a series of practical workshops, working mostly in digital media.

South East (Kent) projects

Inspiring Spaces — Turner Contemporary Project
A group of young people from three Kent secondary schools are working with Turner Contemporary, Stour Valley Arts and The Beaney, Canterbury; based respectively on the coast, in the forest and in the city all three organisations are developing new buildings or redesigning existing spaces and involving young people in the development of these projects.

South West (Devon) projects

Our Space Your Place — Spacex project
Film maker John Sealey worked with the students in exploring work in the Spacex Tim Brennan exhibition.

Hidden — Spacex project
During sessions lead by Maddy Pethick seven young artists from St. Peter’s Church of England Aided School created and curated temporary exhibition of their work entitled Hidden.

Our Space Your Place — CCANW project
CCANW ran projects exploring decision-making and collaborative practice with three schools.

Walking in the forest — CCANW project
Five young people from ISCA Community College participated in workshops, facilitated by Artist Educator Ruth Harvey Regan.

Our Space Your Place — Phoenix Gallery project
Artist Maddy Pethick worked with Year 10 of St Peters School, a specialist Science and Sports College in Exeter, delivering projects engaging the students with the Heather Tweed exhibition at the gallery.

Red Ape Project — Plymouth Art Centre Project
Ten artists from Lipson Community College created an installation over two days entitled Perimeters.

The Order of Partists — Lighthouse Visual Arts Centre at Brixham College Project
Throughout the four-day project, twelve young people from Brixham College developed a body of work that included an installation and a collection of text-based work.

South West (Cornwall) projects

Peer Leadership in Young Tate — Tate St Ives Project
3 Young Tate members and 3 student mentors, aged between 16: 25, took part in a two day Peer Leaders training course at Tate St Ives, and a half day introduction to collecting research data at University College Falmouth.