The Gallery's new Young People's Programme has been curated by and for young people from Waltham Forest. We want to give young people the opportunity to work with professional artists, craftsmen and women, to learn useful skills outside of school, and to create work that will be enjoyed by other young people who visit the Gallery, attend a young people’s event or visit our website.
The William Morris Gallery worked with Waltham Forest Young Advisors to develop the new programme. The Young Advisors went out and about to find out what young people want to see and do at the Gallery and then worked with staff to shape this into the first project, exhibition and event. The Gallery will be working with them again to curate WMG Late in December 2013. To find out more about how to become a Young Advisor and to read their blog from the project, visit their new website http://www.wfyoungadvisors.org.uk/category/blog/
Tuesday 20 August - Friday 23 August
10.30am - 4.30pm
Free, for young people aged 16 - 22. Booking essential.
This four day project involves working with artist Errol Reuben Fernandes to create individual works on art inspired by the William Morris Gallery collection. Each participant will have the opportunity to display a final piece of work at an exhibition at the William Morris Gallery in December 2013.
The project will include:
- Introduction to digital photography
- Exploration of the Gallery's collection of William Morris's wallpaper and textile designs
- Computer based session using Photoshop Creative Suite to manipulate and play with your images
- Use of mixed media to create a final piece of work
- Experience of preparing work for a public exhibition
This project takes place at the William Morris Gallery and Queen's Road Learning Centre in Walthamstow. To book your place or find out more information please contact us by email email@example.com
Friday 13 December 2013
6.30pm - 10.30pm
Visit the young people's Photography Show, enjoy live entertainment and engage in current debate. This event is curated by the Young Advisors, young people from Waltham Forest aged 15 - 21.
Young People's Photography Show
Wednesday 4 December - Sunday 29 December 2013
10am - 5pm
Young people aged 16 - 22 from Waltham Forest exhibit original work inspired by the William Morris Gallery's unique collection which they developed at a photography project in August 2013.
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 on Wednesday afternoons by booking in advance. It includes a brief 30 minute introduction to the Gallery and facilities as well as information about the Young People’s Programme. For more information go to Group visits.
Young people aged 18 and over can get valuable experience in a unique environment by volunteering at the William Morris Gallery. Volunteers are engaged in a range of roles at the Gallery including working with the collections, stewarding events, marketing the Gallery and greeting visitors. Go to our Vounteer page to find out about current opportunities.