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Celebrate ART

Celebrate ART is an exciting collaborative project developed by four partner organisations for the Year of Young People 2018 to showcase and celebrate the talent and creativity of young people in and through the visual arts.

Celebrate ART Exhibition & Showcase

An exhibition celebrating the talent and creativity of young people from across Scotland took place at Maryhill Burgh Halls in Glasgow over the weekend of 24/25 November, as part of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018.

The FREE exhibition was opened on Saturday 24 November by award-winning Scottish artist, Jacqueline Donachie, and it was open to the public on both Saturday and Sunday from 1 – 4pm. Click here to learn more.

Celebrate ART brunch: Engage Scotland networking event
11am - 1pm, Sunday 25 November, Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow
Venue: http://www.maryhillburghhalls.org.uk/

This event took place during the weekend exhibition of young people’s artwork created through Engage Scotland’s Celebrate ART project for the Year of Young People. It was a fantastic opportunity to hear directly from the artists, organisations and young people involved in the project and to enjoy an informal meet up with colleagues from the visual arts and gallery sector in Glasgow and beyond.

Celebrate ART talks to Alex from Engage on Vimeo.

Interested in learning more about what Celebrate ART participants have been getting up to at partner organisation Tramway? Youth trainee Isha Kausar Hakeem made a series of films to give us a unique insight into the process. Watch the rest here

Image courtesy of Tramway

Visual Art Performance: Saturday 7 July, 1pm
Exhibition: 7 July-26 August, Tramway upper foyer

A group of young artists aged 15-23 worked at Tramway from March - August on Celebrate ART, a project for the Year of Young People 2018 to showcase and celebrate the talent and creativity of young people in and through the visual arts.

On Saturday 7 July the young artists presented a live visual art performance in Tramway’s main theatre, relating a story created by the group.  It included guest appearances by young dancers from Horizons, YDance’s integrated dance group for 13-19 year olds, as well as sculptural objects made by the artists. 

Following the performance, the sculptures were left in place for the rest of afternoon as an installation in the theatre. Upstairs, accompanying work including screenprints, sculpture and painting were exhibited until 26 August. Watch a video of the performance below. 

Celebrate ART: Performance at Glasgow Tramway from Engage on Vimeo.

Celebrate ART exhibition opening: You Have Beautiful I's

You Have Beautiful I’s is an exhibition created by young people aged 16–25 during the Celebrate ART, Art and Identity Project, which was delivered in collaboration with Access to Industry and The Fruitmarket Gallery.

The young people created work in response to ideas presented in The Fruitmarket Gallery, Lee Lozono exhibition. Working alongside the artist Louise Fraser and Celebrate ART youth trainee Natasha Ruwona the participants have developed new skills, experimented with a range of materials and also explored their own identities.

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Through Celebrate ART young people will develop visual arts projects and act as artists, curators, educators, creative participants and evaluators. Resulting art work will be shown in a series of high-profile exhibition/ showcase/ presentations during 2018 across several venues including Tramway in Glasgow and The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh. The partners are:

  • Engage Scotland, the National Association for Gallery Education
  • The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh
  • The John Byrne Award
  • Tramway, Glasgow
  • Templar Arts & Leisure Centre, Tarbert, Argyll.

The partner organisations bring existing expertise in working and engaging with young people in different ways and have decided to work together to:

  • develop and share good practice in working with young people
  • try out and share new approaches
  • cultivate new links across Scotland

The young people who participate in this project will of course be partners too.

Find out more about the Year of Young People 2018 here

Download the full project overview here

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