Interpretation text and exhibition images below from last nights celebration event at The Hepworth Wakefield, an amazing finale to our Unitas Summer Arts College. All young people achieved their Bronze Arts Award, all are going onto further education, all have improved their social skills and 7 out of the 8 have improved their literacy and numeracy skills. I'm very proud of their achievements.
Thank you to Gillian, Reuben, Andrew, Joe, Siobhan, Vikki, April, Nat, Vic, Kate and everyone else at The Hepworth Wakefield and Wakefield YOT who supported this project. Thank you to the young peoples friends and families who crowded the learning studios last night and took a keen interest in the learning and achievements of the young people. It was the most celebratory celebration I've ever attended!
bright exciting awesome fantastic absolutely amazing
dark and funny geometric shapes massive big commitment
An exhibition created and curated by eight young people from the Wakefield District. The artworks are inspired by the artist Haroon Mirza, whose work is on display in Galleries 1 and 10.
We invite you to explore the space and expereince some of the sights and sounds of the Summer Arts College, captured by the young people using a variety of media during an intensive three weeks of creative activities.
The young people visited:
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The balls of gas burned bright as televisions, the stars
were as bright as the moon
The shadows of darkness are like caves
no longer feeling down as we bring music
Emley Moor Transmitting Station (with a special ascent of 330 meters to the top)
We traveled the sky, we squeezed up tight to see the light
The lift going down sounded like a marching band
They also visited an artist's studio in Sheffield where they made steel sculpture.
The young people have worked with sculptor Gillian Brent, visual artist Karen Logan, DJ and producer Reuben Griffiths and poet Andrew McMillan. Each young person has achieved a bronze level Arts Award qualification.
Stay in the light Keep it right Stomp my buildings
Film - sound - structure - light
Showcasing the young peoples achievements
Our journey in pictures
Intervention in Haroon Mirza's exhibition