The amazing work of talented young artists in Hull will be projected onto The Warren building in the city centre during next month’s Freedom Festival.
Art Celebrating Equality is bringing young people together with award-winning artists through a wide range of workshops covering contemporary art, photography, digital illustrations, poetry, spoken word and shadow theatre at The Warren in Hull throughout August.
Some of the best work produced at these workshops will be edited by Katie Sunley (Flygirl films) and projected onto The Warren during the Freedom Festival on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 September.
The project, organised by The Warren Can Do Youth Project and led by young women, explores art, gender equality and freedom.
Lisa Wedgner, Festival Lead and Warren Can Do Coordinator, said: “This has been a monster of a project and the standard of work produced by young people in the city is incredible. They have really engaged with the artists and bought into the project.
“The Freedom Festival, which this year falls within Hull 2017’s Freedom Season, gives us a fantastic platform to display their work and I can’t wait to see their spectacular achievements projected onto the Warren in September. A big thank you must go to the Lindsey Stockley from the Freedom team.”
Artists Sarah Pennington, Joanne Coates, Bee Willey Illustrator, Anna Ingleby and Catherine Scott have been working with young people at The Warren since early August producing an impressive collection of work covering all areas of art.
Martin Green, Director at Hull UK City of Culture 2017, said: “Young people are at the heart of our programme, they are the ones who will inherit the longer-term benefits of what we achieve this year.
“The Warren does incredible work with young people in Hull and this project is no different.”
Jess Farmer, Senior Relationship Manager, Arts Council England said: “I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to support Art Celebrating Equality through our National Lottery funded Grants for the Arts programme, with an award of £26,333.
“The project is a great example of how art and culture can raise the confidence of young people – giving the participants the opportunity to work with some top female artists to develop new creative skills, and showcase their talents at a significant event such as Freedom Festival.”
The free workshops, for people aged between 16 and 25 are continuing at The Warren throughout August.
For more information visit www.hull2017.co.uk or www.warrenart.wordpress.com
Freedom Festival runs from Friday 1 until Sunday 3 September with various events throughout Hull.
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