Don’t Put Me In A Box #10

Art

‘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.

Box #10

‘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

DPMIAB-Sarah

Box#10

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 

Don’t Put Me In A Box

Art

‘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

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 

Don’t Put Me In A Box #11

Art

‘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.

Box #11

‘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!

DPMIAB-Group

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 

Don’t Put Me In A Box #9

Art

‘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.

Box #9

‘Secrets Cave – Trapped From Within’: An image of a cave and a stitched mouse outside a sealed box made by Vicky to reflect on how we have a secret past which is part of what makes us who we are, but that we sometimes have to put these thigs aside to move on…

DPMIAB-Vicky

 

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 

Don’t Put Me In A Box #8

Art

‘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.

Box #8

‘18 – The Moon’: A thoughtful process of assemblage, layered up by Sam who found a book about tarot and was drawn to this image of the moon and related symbolism.  In combination with images of water, the cosmos and tarot cards, the moon, Buddha and the boat further illustrated contemplations on meditation, reflection, peace and patience, destiny etcetera

DPMIAB-Sam

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 

Don’t Put Me In A Box #7

Art

‘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.

Box #7

Mouse at the Madhatter’s Tea Party’: Referencing the weird world of Alice in Wonderland, this piece was made out of discussion about how conversations are stimulated by tea and coffee – & cake! – and the fortuitous fitting together of the ceramic mouse made in a previous project with this takeaway cup

DPMIAB-Mouse

 

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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Fllyer front

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 #6

Art

‘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.

Box #6

‘Snuk-tin’: A striking looking tin covered inside and out with graffiti style drawings by Luke using patterns, symbols and writing in a dramatic black/white/red theme

DPMIAB-Luke

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 

Don’t Put Me In A Box #5

Art

‘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.

Box #5

‘All Things Grow in the Psypher Garden’: Kingston Youth Centre has a wonderful vegetable and flower garden which many of the Psypher group work and chill out in, and this tin, made with input by several people, came out of the idea that everything and everyone can bloom and thrive with a bit of attention and care

DPMIAB-FlowerPower

 

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 

Don’t Put Me In A Box #4

Art

‘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.

Box #4

‘Eye’: A very delicate but powerful drawing of an eye by talented Emily – looking back at you intently from inside the tin

DPMIAB-Emily

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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Fllyer front

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 #3

Art

‘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.

Box #

‘The Journey of Life’: Chris used poetic writing, a toy bus and newspaper cuttings and local maps to represent life’s journeys and the choices we make…

DPMIAB-Chris

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