Eight reasons why we loved last Young@Tate

    Young@Tate is our regular free event for 15-25 year olds at Tate St Ives, with free entry to the gallery and activities planned and led by other young people.

There are a multitude of reasons why our September Young@Tate was amazing — here are just eight.

Circuit Summer Project participants getting gallery - goers involved in their 'exchanges' activity. Image © Tate. Photo: Matthew Tyas.

Circuit Summer Project participants getting gallery – goers involved in their ‘exchanges’ activity. Image © Tate. Photo: Matthew Tyas.

  1. The people spoke

Artists ‘The People Speak’ are on a mission to make it easy for people to talk to each other in fun and creative ways, one being ‘Talkaoke’. We’ve come out of it with a lot of festival ideas, from in-gallery sleep-overs to traveling artists.

 

'Talkaoke' with The People Speak.

‘Talkaoke’ with The People Speak. Image © Tate. Photo: Matthew Tyas.

  1. We went mobile

Talking of traveling artists: we spilled out of the gallery with ‘Snapshot Shirley the portable photobooth’, inviting people out and about in town into Tate St Ives and sending them off with their own strip of photos.

Snapshot Shirley

Snapshot Shirley in all her glory. Photo © Emma Saffy Wilson.

  1. There was music

The talented folks of The Tower Music Project, fresh from September Festival acclaim, serenaded us amongst Bryan Wynter’s abstract works (based on his kayaking journeys down all of Cornwall’s rivers). It was great.

Tower Music Project

Some members of Tower Music Project perform. Image © Tate. Photo: Matthew Tyas

  1. New faces met familiar faces

From Falmouth to Penzance, Truro to St Ives, you guys made some impressive journeys to join in, and you made the day.

In the Studio Resource Room.

Spending some time in the ‘Studio Resource Room’. Image © Tate. Photo: Matthew Tyas.

  1. We drifted again

Dedicated drifters Tate Collective roped in participants for their performance, developed in collaboration with artist Sara Wookey, exploring the way people move through gallery spaces.

Drfiting through the gallery.

Dedicated drifters. Image © Tate. Photo: Matthew Tyas

  1. We played with scale

Working with artist Naomi Frears, we contributed miniature artworks to our own model gallery, then scaled them up by filming and projecting them onto a screen. It’s oddly satisfying seeing a miniature world made life-sized by the power of technology.

Creating miniature artworks. Image © Tate. Photo: Matthew Tyas.

Creating miniature artworks. Image © Tate. Photo: Matthew Tyas.

  1. There was storyboarding

Guest cartoonist and Circuit Summer Project participant Elliot got us storyboarding across the walls of our Courtyard, inviting us all to develop the tale.

Collaborative story-boarding. Image © Tate. Photo: Matthew Tyas.

  1. We started getting excited about our festival

Next year, Tate St Ives will host a festival created by young people. We started to get excited about what the festival could be, throwing ideas around in ‘Talkaoke’ (remember reason number 1?) and beyond, and meeting festival expert and producer Alex Rinsler, who helped us think about planning how we are going to plan.  Putting on this festival is an incredible opportunity you’re not going to want to miss.

Some of the team - photo taken by Alex.

Some of the team – photo taken by Alex.

 

Fancy getting involved with Circuit? Join in with Festival Lab, starting at the end of October, for the chance create an incredible festival of art music and more at Tate St Ives.

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