Tate St Ives first Young@Tate day brought together young people from three different artist-led projects to showcase their work and ideas and to invite other young people into the gallery.
Far out and Further away, Truro College mini-residency and Peer Leaders devised their activities and artworks over a number of weeks, then trialled them on the day as experiments into engaging with others, of all ages.
From singing to silence, drawing to writing, knitting to sketchbooking, young people used their ideas and interests in both claiming and utilising the gallery and public spaces as their own, for one day.
Inventions, interventions and happenings were all inspired by the theme of Exchange, in response to the current exhibition: International Exchanges: Modern Art and St Ives 1915 – 1965.
Tate Collective also trialled their Gallery Survival Guide: for first timers, the curious and the confused, and our Far Out and Further Away-ers made available their free publication and instructions for International Communication.
And if you can’t be bothered to write a letter, why not write it on a person and send them instead of mailing?
The overwhelming feel of the day was one of generosity, from our young people in sharing, collaborating and encouraging others to participate, our visitors who shared and enjoyed the spaces with some strange happenings, and staff across all teams at Tate St Ives who did an amazing job of making our young people feel welcome and part of our team.