For the first time students from the new Young Curators course by Tower Hamlets Summer University and inIVA present Best of Art. The exhibition, hosted by Summer Uni London at Rich Mix, will present the public with the most outstanding artworks by young artists throughout London, ranging from photography to manga arts, painting to sonic art.
For Best of Art the Young Curators (aged 16-25) have selected the best work by artists (aged 11-25) who participated in Summer Uni London art courses. This has been no mean feat; the Summer Uni London network spans 18 London boroughs and offers courses for up to 12,000 children and young people.
During their course the Young Curators have worked closely with arts professionals from inIVA (Institute of International Visual Arts) and have been inspired by talks by established curators from the V&A and by visits to galleries and museums. Best of Art will give them an exciting opportunity to demonstrate their newly acquired skills in researching, selecting, installing and marketing artworks. It will also provide a platform for showcasing London's future artistic talent.
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
For further press information & Images:
The Young Curators course
Julia Harriman, Julia.Harriman@summeruni.org, 020 7183 3205
Josie Ballin, email@example.com, 020 7729 9616
To attend the Private View and Photo Call, please contact:
Sarah Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7183 3214
Notes to editors:
Please note that this press release was written in collaboration with the Young Curators as part of their learning experience.
- 1. Tower Hamlets Summer University is an independent charity that offers free, innovative, fun and educational courses throughout the year to help raise the aspirations of young people. Courses include sports & fitness, study & careers, arts & music, IT & new media, and film, media & digital arts. For more information, visit http://www.summeruni.org/.
- 2. Drawing on over 12 years' worth of experience, Tower Hamlets Summer University has set up Summer Uni London to help establish a Summer Uni in every London borough by summer 2008. Through the Summer Uni London website, you can access all Summer Uni courses running across London. For more information, visit http://www.summerunilondon.org/.
- 3. inIVA (Institute of International Visual Arts) has an award winning education and research programme. It develops new models of practice and collaboration, based on connecting different people with culturally diverse contemporary art practice and ideas. On 5 October 2007, inIVA will launch a new building Rivington Place with Autograph ABP, which will house a dedicated education space. For more information on inIVA, visit http://www.iniva.org/.
- 4. For more information Rich Mix visit http://www.richmix.org.uk/.
- 5. Jack Petchey OBE started the Jack Petchey Foundation in 1999 to help young people aged 11-25 in London develop their potential. The Foundation is eager to help young people take advantage of opportunities and to play their full part in society. For more information, visit http://www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk/.
- 6. The London Challenge strategy, Transforming London Secondary Schools, was launched on 12 May 2003 by the Prime Minister. It is a partnership between all those who seek more for London's young people involving a range of work and three crucial components: transforming key London boroughs - Islington, Hackney, Haringey, Southwark and Lambeth; providing support for those schools on the frontline of breaking the link between disadvantage and low attainment and providing a better deal for London students, teachers, leaders and schools. Secretary of State for Education and Skills Alan Johnson announced in June that London Challenge would continue for a further three years from 2008, and at the same time would be extended to two further cities- Greater Manchester and the Black Country.
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