Toast & Happiness
Sandy Hill Art Project 2013 Exhibition
21 - 27 June 2013
The Foyer Gallery, UCA Farnham
Private View: Thursday 20 June, 6:30pm-8pm
Throughout April and May 2013, UCA's James Hockey & Foyer Galleries have collaborated on a photographic project with the Sandy Hill Detached Youth Group.
The project will culminate in a final exhibition at UCA's Foyer Gallery in June 2013 where large scale prints, slideshows and audio recordings will showcase the outcomes of a series of workshops. The show and private view will be open to families, community and public. All are welcome.
The project represents the second phase in a developing partnership between UCA's Galleries and the Sandy Hill community. Youth Officer Tracy Scares was immediately enthusiastic about the potential of the current project, stressing that the previous Sandy Hill Art Project 2012 had lasting and positive effects on individual learning, the group and its dynamics.
This time, members of the youth group visited the James Hockey & Foyer Galleries to explore the photographic exhibition 'A is for...' by UCA lecturer Jason Oddy. Using the exhibition as a starting point, a series of workshops at the Sandy Hill youth group's headquarters - 'The Shed' - were designed and led by Brighton based photographer and art educator Lindsey Smith.
Approximately 25 young people, aged 11-19, developed new skills through taking photographs of their immediate environment and on the theme of 'A Day in the Life'. The resulting photographs explore and document young people's relationships with and within the Youth Group and highlight elements of their lives.
Youth Officer, Tracy Scares:
"The workshops have given young people the chance to learn a new skill. They have been able to express their world as they see it through photography and gain an awareness of art and the different forms art takes."
Kind thanks to supporters and sponsors of the project: artist Lindsey Smith, Kall Kwik Printers, The South Street Trust, and The Farnham Institute Charity.
James Hockey Gallery, UCA Farnham
The James Hockey Gallery is a public exhibition space. The aim is to present work of lasting educational importance, which will invite participation and contribute to the public and professional debate. Respect for the specialist appreciation of disciplines, media and techniques remains vital to the promotion of the arts at the Galleries.
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