Art Celebrating Equality

Art Celebrating Equality Festival started at The Warren Young People’s Centre in August 2016 with 5 days of free workshops supporting young people to create art about them including a magazine of photographs, an online book of illustrations and digital art, spoken word and puppetry performances. It continued throughout the summer of 2017 culminating in a projected display during Hull’s Freedom Festival.

Have a look at the Art Celebrating Equality round up video, two years work crammed into 5 minutes!

For the finale of Art Celebrating Equality the amazing work of talented young artists in Hull was projected onto The Warren building in the city centre during Hull’s Freedom Festival as part of Hull City of Culture Freedom Season. Here’s a video of the projected exhibition of the young people’s work…

Click on the picture of The Warren below to look through the digital book…

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Here are some of the fab photographs taken by the young people…

Art Celebrating Equality is a festival run by young women at The Warren in partnership with Hull City of Culture and Hull Freedom Festival, delivered by artists Joanne Coates, Bee Willey Illustrator, Anna Ingleby & Catherine Scott. Documented by Fly Girl Films. Funded by Arts Council England & Big Lottery Fund.

For more info contact The Warren’s Can-do Coordinator  lisaw@thewarren.org 

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Wonderful Work

Art Celebrating Equality was a wonderful project with workshops and performances taking place over two summers at The Warren and in the community.

Click on the image below to look at the digital book created by the young people with artist Bee Willey.

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Thank you to everybody who has been involved in Art Celebrating Equality – partners, artists and lots of brilliant young people.

Young People’s Work Projection

Art Celebrating Equality was a fabulous project with workshops and performances taking place over two summers at The Warren and in the community. Here’s the projected exhibition of the young people’s work…

Thank you to everybody who has been involved in Art Celebrating Equality – partners, artists and lots of brilliant young people.

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The whole thing in 5 minutes!

Art Celebrating Equality was a fabulous project with workshops and performances taking place over two summers at The Warren and in the community. Have a look at Fly Girl Films’ round up video, two years work crammed into 5 minutes!

Thank you to everybody who has been involved in Art Celebrating Equality – partners, artists and lots of brilliant young people.

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Art Celebrating Equality Finale

Powerful artwork projected onto city centre building

Friday 1st September 2017 – The amazing work of talented young artists in Hull was projected onto The Warren building in the city centre during Hull’s Freedom Festival.

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Thank you to everybody who has been involved in Art Celebrating Equality – partners, artists and lots of brilliant young people.

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ACE Finale 1st & 2nd Feb 9pm

Look forward to seeing everyone at the finale of the Art Celebrating Equality festival 9pm – 11pm Friday 1st September

Powerful artwork to be projected onto city centre building

The amazing work of talented young artists in Hull will be projected onto The Warren building in the city centre during next month’s Freedom Festival.

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Art Celebrating Equality is bringing young people together with award-winning artists through a wide range of workshops covering contemporary art, photography, digital illustrations, poetry, spoken word and shadow theatre at The Warren in Hull throughout August.

Some of the best work produced at these workshops will be edited by Katie Sunley (Flygirl films) and projected onto The Warren during the Freedom Festival on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September from 9pm onwards.

The project, organised by The Warren Can Do Youth Project and led by young women, explores art, gender equality and freedom.

It has been supported by Hull UK City of Culture 2017’s Creative Communities Programme, Arts Council England, Big Lottery Fund and Hull City Council.

Lisa Wedgner, Festival Lead and Warren Can Do Coordinator, said: “This has been a monster of a project and the standard of work produced by young people in the city is incredible. They have really engaged with the artists and bought into the project.

“The Freedom Festival, which this year falls within Hull 2017’s Freedom Season, gives us a fantastic platform to display their work and I can’t wait to see their spectacular achievements projected onto the Warren in September. A big thank you must go to the Lindsey Stockley from the Freedom team.”

Artists Sarah Pennington, Joanne Coates, Bee Willey Illustrator, Anna Ingleby and Catherine Scott have been working with young people at The Warren since early August producing an impressive collection of work covering all areas of art.

Martin Green, Director at Hull UK City of Culture 2017, said: “Young people are at the heart of our programme, they are the ones who will inherit the longer-term benefits of what we achieve this year.

“The Warren does incredible work with young people in Hull and this project is no different.”

Jess Farmer, Senior Relationship Manager, Arts Council England said: “I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to support Art Celebrating Equality through our National Lottery funded Grants for the Arts programme.

“The project is a great example of how art and culture can raise the confidence of young people – giving the participants the opportunity to work with some top female artists to develop new creative skills, and showcase their talents at a significant event such as Freedom Festival.”

The free workshops, for people aged between 16 and 25 are continuing at The Warren throughout August.

For more information visit www.hull2017.co.uk or www.warrenart.wordpress.com

Freedom Festival runs from Friday 1 until Sunday 3 September with various events throughout Hull.

 

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For more info and to find out how to book contact: lisaw@thewarren.org

Puppetry and Spoken Word at RISE Academy

Have a look at this wonderful poetry and puppetry performance created by a group of migrating young people from RISE Academy as part of Art Celebrating Equality Festival

Anna Ingleby and Catherine Scott were commissioned by the Warren as part of the Art Celebrating Equality Festival to support young people (Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Iranian, Iraq, German and Arabic) to create and perform to their communities a piece around equality using statements from young people about how they wanted to be treated.

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Art Celebrating Equality workshops for all young people who would like to work with award winning artists to create a new art show projection as part of the Freedom Festival

Come to the Warren to take part in spoken word performances, shadow theatre, poetry workshops, digital art, photography

A Warren Youth Project festival run by young women giving all young people the opportunity to work with award winning artists and be part of Freedom Festival Hull and Hull UK City of Culture 2017 celebrations.

Art Celebrating Equality is a festival run by young women and its partner organisations and delivered by artists Joanne Coates, Bee Willey Illustrator, Anna Ingleby & Catherine Scott. Documented by Fly Girl Films. Funded by Arts Council England & Big Lottery Fund.

Follow the blog posts and Facebook page to keep in touch and find out more. For more info contact The Warren’s Can-do Coordinator  lisaw@thewarren.org 

Don’t Put Me In A Box #10

‘Don’t Put Me In A Box!’

Project with the Psypher psychosis support group for young people at Kingston Youth Centre and artist Sarah Pennington for The Warren’s ‘Art Celebrating Equality’ Festival Hull 2017.

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‘Broken Hands with Helping Hands’: Constructed from plastercasts of the artist Sarah’s hands, broken but repaired, thinking about how we all need a helping hand from our friends

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Don’t Put me In A Box Artist Sarah Pennington: “My artistic practice often includes working with an assemblage of ‘found objects’, text and imagery to explore ideas and tell a story.  I also use different kinds of boxes and other containers to create a frame for these ideas.

People are often stereotyped and labelled, or ‘put in boxes’.  I designed this project to explore how young people feel about pressures to conform despite their uniqueness, and how we can challenge these assumptions.  Participants worked over several weeks towards creating their own individual boxed constructions to reveal their own voice and opinion.

The Psypher group and I talked about the project themes and how particularly young people and people with mental health issues or other differences or styles of dress etc. are unfairly labelled and pigeonholed, and so are dismissed.  We discussed how we are all much more than these prejudicial labels, and how we have interests, ideas and skills that other people might not see or give us credit for.  We looked at the ways that different artists have altered objects and used containers, and talked about how we might use them for this project.

There were lots of brilliant ideas and very different ways of working discussed!  We developed our personal ideas and thought about how we would express them.  Boxes or tins were chosen that best suited the individual themes, and we used a mixture of spray painting, collage, writing, drawing and placing found objects to build up the message or story of the artwork through a layering of these materials and processes.

In addition to the individual artworks made by some of the people who attend Psypher, lots of the group contributed to a joint box about Psypher and the many things it means to them.

I would like to thank everyone who got involved for sharing their thoughts, whether they made an individual box or not, and being a great group to work with.

I hope you like the boxes we made, and perhaps they will make you think about your assumptions and how you treat other people!”

Visit Sarah Pennington’s Website

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Art Celebrating Equality workshops for all young people who would like to work with award winning artists to create a new art show projection as part of the Freedom Festival

Come to the Warren to take part in spoken word performances, shadow theatre, poetry workshops, digital art, photography

A Warren Youth Project festival run by young women giving all young people the opportunity to work with award winning artists and be part of Freedom Festival Hull and Hull UK City of Culture 2017 celebrations.

Art Celebrating Equality is a festival run by young women and its partner organisations and delivered by artists Joanne Coates, Bee Willey Illustrator, Anna Ingleby & Catherine Scott. Documented by Fly Girl Films. Funded by Arts Council England & Big Lottery Fund.

Follow the blog posts and Facebook page to keep in touch and find out more. For more info contact The Warren’s Can-do Coordinator  lisaw@thewarren.org 

Don’t Put Me In A Box

‘Don’t Put Me In A Box!’

Project with the Psypher psychosis support group for young people at Kingston Youth Centre and artist Sarah Pennington for The Warren’s ‘Art Celebrating Equality’ Festival Hull 2017.

 

Don’t Put me In A Box Artist Sarah Pennington: “My artistic practice often includes working with an assemblage of ‘found objects’, text and imagery to explore ideas and tell a story.  I also use different kinds of boxes and other containers to create a frame for these ideas.

People are often stereotyped and labelled, or ‘put in boxes’.  I designed this project to explore how young people feel about pressures to conform despite their uniqueness, and how we can challenge these assumptions.  Participants worked over several weeks towards creating their own individual boxed constructions to reveal their own voice and opinion.

The Psypher group and I talked about the project themes and how particularly young people and people with mental health issues or other differences or styles of dress etc. are unfairly labelled and pigeonholed, and so are dismissed.  We discussed how we are all much more than these prejudicial labels, and how we have interests, ideas and skills that other people might not see or give us credit for.  We looked at the ways that different artists have altered objects and used containers, and talked about how we might use them for this project.

There were lots of brilliant ideas and very different ways of working discussed!  We developed our personal ideas and thought about how we would express them.  Boxes or tins were chosen that best suited the individual themes, and we used a mixture of spray painting, collage, writing, drawing and placing found objects to build up the message or story of the artwork through a layering of these materials and processes.

In addition to the individual artworks made by some of the people who attend Psypher, lots of the group contributed to a joint box about Psypher and the many things it means to them.

I would like to thank everyone who got involved for sharing their thoughts, whether they made an individual box or not, and being a great group to work with.

I hope you like the boxes we made, and perhaps they will make you think about your assumptions and how you treat other people!”

Visit Sarah Pennington’s Website

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Art Celebrating Equality workshops for all young people who would like to work with award winning artists to create a new art show projection as part of the Freedom Festival

Come to the Warren to take part in spoken word performances, shadow theatre, poetry workshops, digital art, photography

A Warren Youth Project festival run by young women giving all young people the opportunity to work with award winning artists and be part of Freedom Festival Hull and Hull UK City of Culture 2017 celebrations.

Art Celebrating Equality is a festival run by young women and its partner organisations and delivered by artists Joanne Coates, Bee Willey Illustrator, Anna Ingleby & Catherine Scott. Documented by Fly Girl Films. Funded by Arts Council England & Big Lottery Fund.

Follow the blog posts and Facebook page to keep in touch and find out more. For more info contact The Warren’s Can-do Coordinator  lisaw@thewarren.org 

Don’t Put Me In A Box #11

‘Don’t Put Me In A Box!’

Project with the Psypher psychosis support group for young people at Kingston Youth Centre and artist Sarah Pennington for The Warren’s ‘Art Celebrating Equality’ Festival Hull 2017.

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‘All The Things…’: With contributions by everyone who comes to the group, this box refers to many of the things that they are interested in as individuals and share as a group.  It is also inspired by what Psypher does to support them and the different faces we wear – everything under the sky, with a yellow ball as the sun!

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Don’t Put me In A Box Artist Sarah Pennington: “My artistic practice often includes working with an assemblage of ‘found objects’, text and imagery to explore ideas and tell a story.  I also use different kinds of boxes and other containers to create a frame for these ideas.

People are often stereotyped and labelled, or ‘put in boxes’.  I designed this project to explore how young people feel about pressures to conform despite their uniqueness, and how we can challenge these assumptions.  Participants worked over several weeks towards creating their own individual boxed constructions to reveal their own voice and opinion.

The Psypher group and I talked about the project themes and how particularly young people and people with mental health issues or other differences or styles of dress etc. are unfairly labelled and pigeonholed, and so are dismissed.  We discussed how we are all much more than these prejudicial labels, and how we have interests, ideas and skills that other people might not see or give us credit for.  We looked at the ways that different artists have altered objects and used containers, and talked about how we might use them for this project.

There were lots of brilliant ideas and very different ways of working discussed!  We developed our personal ideas and thought about how we would express them.  Boxes or tins were chosen that best suited the individual themes, and we used a mixture of spray painting, collage, writing, drawing and placing found objects to build up the message or story of the artwork through a layering of these materials and processes.

In addition to the individual artworks made by some of the people who attend Psypher, lots of the group contributed to a joint box about Psypher and the many things it means to them.

I would like to thank everyone who got involved for sharing their thoughts, whether they made an individual box or not, and being a great group to work with.

I hope you like the boxes we made, and perhaps they will make you think about your assumptions and how you treat other people!”

Visit Sarah Pennington’s Website

Art Celebrating Equality

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Art Celebrating Equality workshops for all young people who would like to work with award winning artists to create a new art show projection as part of the Freedom Festival

Come to the Warren to take part in spoken word performances, shadow theatre, poetry workshops, digital art, photography

A Warren Youth Project festival run by young women giving all young people the opportunity to work with award winning artists and be part of Freedom Festival Hull and Hull UK City of Culture 2017 celebrations.

Art Celebrating Equality is a festival run by young women and its partner organisations and delivered by artists Joanne Coates, Bee Willey Illustrator, Anna Ingleby & Catherine Scott. Documented by Fly Girl Films. Funded by Arts Council England & Big Lottery Fund.

Follow the blog posts and Facebook page to keep in touch and find out more. For more info contact The Warren’s Can-do Coordinator  lisaw@thewarren.org