About22/TwentyTwo aims to provide an opportunity for young artists to have their work seen by a wider audience. All the work exhibited has been made by artists when they were at or under the age of 22. The majority of the artists exhibiting are photography and fine art students and recent graduates.
The present cuts to the arts will make a big impact on young artists, TwentyTwo acts as a space to recall the joy images can bring us, uniting different viewpoints under one roof, and reminding us of the importance of new and emerging work in exploring and questioning shifts in our world view. TwentyTwo embraces different ideas while providing the opportunity to unite an exciting, innovative, and wide spectrum of work from the same age group, exploring the potential of photography to reach beyond the single page.
The work shown explores a range of ideas embracing the image in different formats and the potential of text to unlock images. The exhibited photographic work shows the different contexts that work can be produced for. It shows textually and culturally conscious photography. There will be a wide variety of self-made artists' books on show. Work shown explores themes such as place, childhood, youth culture, transitional space, and experimental film work.
The exhibition is supported by charitable organisation House of Fairy Tales. The House of Fairy Tales is an artist led Charity established by acclaimed artist Gavin Turk and writer Deborah Curtis to facilitate learning for all ages through immersive experiences: story-telling, art workshops, gaming, performances and art exhibitions.
The show will be held as an event at New Gallery in South London, on Saturday 7th May at 6pm and remain open until 6pm Sunday 8th May.
exhibitors include: Lillian Wilkie, Brendon Fraser, Lindsey Brown, Lauren Lees, Jessie Martin, Stacey Harbour, Isabella Martin, Craig Barker, Joshua Dinsmore, Alexandra Djivanovic, Cameron Black & Moses Whitley