Young Curators group January 2015

Young Curators Group

The Young Curators Group was set up in September 2014 to curate events and exhibitions for young people in collaboration with the William Morris Gallery.

So far the group have curated the exhibitions Torn Justice, Letters for Everyday and  Think! The Poster Collective - the latter was held at the William Morris Gallery in November 2016.

The group have curated a hugely successful poetry event featuring the Young Poet Laureate Aisling Fahey and an exclusive WMG Late for young people featuring printing activities with Paekakariki Press. In 2016 they worked with the Poetry Society on the Gallery's first poetry workshop, modelled exclusive designs at the African Fashion Showcase, worked with our Artist in Residence at the Walthamstow Garden Party and collaborated with young people from Brixton to create a magazine for the Victoria Line. They also met the National Portrait Gallery's Youth Forum when they went along to Pick up a Pencil and visited the graphic arts festival at Somerset House.

The Young Curators are currently working with Create and students from Waltham Forest College on the workshop programme linked to the Be Magnificent exhibition. This will run from 5-14 July and will be led by Walthamstow School of Art alumni and leading contemporary artists. The programme will include workshops, talks and debates which celebrate the School's radical approach to art education. The Young Curators will be curating their own interpretative intervention to the exhibition as well as helping to organise the workshops. More details will be available in the What's On section shortly.

Membership of the Young Curators group is currently full but we will be reviewing this September so if you are interested in gettring more information about this please email wmg.volunteer@walthamforest.gov.uk.