YOUTH UNCOVERED an exhibition supported by Arts Council England will show work of Professional Contemporary Artists as curated by a group of Young People. Youth Uncovered has been curated especially for Gerald Moore Gallery, whose mandate is to act as a testing ground for the exploration of emancipatory pedagogies and lateral learning.
The ‘Youth Uncovered’ curatorial team is a collective of young artists from three diverse South London secondary schools: Thomas Tallis School, East Dulwich Harris Academy for Girls and Eltham College.
Youth Uncovered asks the question, what does it mean to be a young person today? In structure, the project interrogates social and educational hierarchies by supporting young people to curate an exhibition of professional contemporary art. The Youth Uncovered curatorial joined forces in June of 2015, placing an international call for submissions and making their selections from an outstanding number of proposals. Since then, they have been working diligently both learning from and leading the professional artists in their research and understanding of what it means to be a young person today.
The programme was designed and delivered by Amy Ash, exclusively for Gerald Moore Gallery.
Saturday 23 April 2-5pm
Please join us as we open the Youth Uncovered exhibition with a discussion and Q&A (4pm).
Both artists and curators will be present.
Refreshments will be available and all are welcome. FREE EVENT.
30 April – 18 June 2016
Youth Uncovered is open to the public every Saturday between 12pm - 4pm. Admission is FREE.
To keep up to date with the group, please follow http://curatingyouth.tumblr.com/ which will list any news and additions to the programme.
#ACEsupported #culturematters #youthuncovered
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
Gerald Moore Gallery is a centre for learning and contemporary art in South East London. Nestled within the grounds of Eltham College it occupies a key role within both the school community and the greater locale, offering a safe space for experimental learning. Gerald Moore Gallery aims to push the boundaries of conventional educational hierarchies and models. Past exhibitions and programmes include: Material Matters, Martin Newth (2013), Play Sense, Fay Nicolson (supported by ACE 2015), Orbits and Occults, curated by Amy Ash (2015), The National TEA Sketchbook Symposium , organised by Elinor Brass, Susan Coles, Georgia Nash (supported by ACE 2014, 2015, 2016).
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
ANDREW JOHN MILNE
Andrew John Milne is a self-taught Canadian Interdisciplinary Artist that interweaves New Media, Film, Photography and Performance. In his work Milne approaches cutting edge media with obsolesced technologies and materials, constructing anachronistic yet functional devices that draw ‘mechanism’ into a post-cinematic dream space that realizes the future of seeing and knowing.
Andrew is the founder of the Museum of New Ideas, a mobile new media exhibition and studio space, and is a founding member of Bent Light, a post-cinema film collective. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally.
DIANA & ELEANOR BURCH
Diana is a Fine Art graduate of the UCA. Her studies followed a career in design and twenty years of parenthood. She has exhibited in London, Leeds, Surrey and East Sussex.
Ellie graduated in Fine Art from Goldsmith’s, UoL in 2014. She travelled extensively in 2015, supporting individuals in crisis and voluntarily providing art sessions as therapy. In 2016 she will return to post-graduate study in Art Therapy.
As mother and daughter, they initiated a project with #YouthUncovered that examines the desire for autonomy as a natural process of young adulthood. They have each experienced the tensions of the desire for autonomy for themselves and as a dynamic between them as individuals.
The complexity of this transition is set against the background of the first generation to experience the constant presence of social media promoting peer group values.
Linnéa was born and raised in Sweden. She studied Mathematics and Philosophy for two years before switching to a BA in Illustration and Animation. She currently works in an animation assistant at Studio Aka and as a Peer Youth Mentor.
Linnéa’s work pushes against the stereotypical narratives that most visual communication depends upon, which limit the collective imagination and reinforce racist, sexist and elitist structural oppression. Her working method aims to find new ways of communicating ideas that step outside of the existent norms, using collaboration, and playing with the documentary format in order to remove the privileged position of artist, and forcing the viewer to acknowledge their position as observer.
Fiona creates large site-responsive drawings on walls, windows and floors using sequences of dispersing geometric shapes. Her practice recognizes the relationship between architecture, installation art and decoration. She plays with light, surface and scale; each piece changes with the light of day emphasizing the passing of time and the ephemeral nature of the work.
Fiona Grady studied BA Fine Art at the University of Wales in Cardiff (UWIC) 2004-2007 before completing a Masters degree in Fine Art at Wimbledon School of Art (UAL) 2010-2011. Her public commissions include Deptford Rail Station, Beacons Music Festival and Leeds Town Hall