Young People in galleries

Young people


Torn Justice                                                                                                                                                                                               Wednesday 19 November 2014 - Sunday 1 March 2015

Young People aged 16 - 22 exhibit original art work looking at working conditions in the global textile industry past and present. The work was developed at the Gallery in August 2014 and involved exploration of Alke Schmidt's art work from the exhibition Tangled Yarns and William Morris's interest in employment rights. This exhibition will take place in the Discovery Lounge. 

Creative Project

Tuesday 4 - Saturday 8 August 2015

Are you aged between 16 - 22? Every summer the Gallery runs a free week long workshop, offering young people the chance to develop work for exhibition at the Gallery. Under the guidance of a professional artist you will learn new skills, meet new people and have a really memorable experience. Further details will be published here soon. If you are interested in finding out more or reserving a place please email Rebecca Jacobs (

Group tours

Youth and community groups from Waltham Forest can book a free Waltham Forest Welcome when they visit as a group. The Waltham Forest Welcome is available by appointment subject to staff availability, please contact us at least two weeks in advance. The tour lasts for 30 minutes and includes a personal welcome from the Activities and Events Officer, a brief introduction to the Gallery and facilities as well as information about the Young People’s Programme. Together we look at and discuss an object from the collection to practice our critical thinking skills after which the group is ready to explore the Gallery by themselves. Tours can be tailored to the needs of individual groups.

To book a tour, register your interest in any of these opportunities or for more information please contact Rebecca Jacobs, Activities and Events Officer 0208 496 1465