As part of our celebration of Skimstone’s 10th Birthday, we want to support our Young Artists Collective to produce their exciting new multi-form exhibition and album, Void/Evolve, at the Star & Shadow Cinema. But we need your support to make it happen.
The Young Artists Collective (YAC) is a diverse group of young people who work in and beyond our studio to create an individual and collaborative arts practice. Members explore different art forms including photography, art, music and film, and develop arts leadership skills with others.
Reality Boots is a band formed by members of the YAC. Since creating their first album, Louder Than Words, commenting on UN Convention of children and young people’s rights, Reality Boots have performed at the Arts Award Gold Expo at Richmix in London, Northern Stage, Sage Gateshead, and various venues in Tyneside, Northumberland and County Durham.
Skimstone supports the young artists to develop and lead their own artistic and professional practice, to develop the skills and networks to thrive in life.
The YAC have been developing the concept for Void/Evolve throughout 2018, planning a new series of work drawing on the skills of the full collective. It will result in a multi-media exhibition, consisting of photography, photomanipulation, and music.
“Void/Evolve is a theme that matters to us all. We seek to express our understanding and interpretations of what it is through this exhibition and performance” – Quinn Green, Young Artist
With your support, our young artists will produce and exhibit content at the new Star & Shadow Cinema. They will produce a range of visual art work for exhibition, and record and launch Reality Boots' new album, Evolve. It will be an opportunity for them not only to develop and platform their artistic work, but also their experience in producing and running a professional exhibition.
We are eligible for a 50% match from the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear, but in order to acquire this funding we must secure £1,800 from our supporters - that's you! That means that, if we can reach our target, every £1 you give will be doubled to £2 by the Community Foundation!
You can help us make Void/Evolve happen, and we’d love to see you at the exhibition launch in Spring 2019!
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