This looks set to be an inspiring two day touring event looking at how museums could use art and artists to engage young people with their collections. Artist Leigh de Vries will open the event with her most recent work ‘My Broken Reality’ a video installation with follow up workshops and talks.
Leigh was supported by Grants for the Arts funding working with the Old Market Street Gallery, Rotherham “Exposure – The Broken Reality Tunnel of BDD” worked with groups of young people. 110 young people attended with 80 hours of engagement. “The success of the delivery of the piece was centred around public engagement and youth outreach programme and this was developed and delivered through participation, dialogue and the immersive experience”.
Other elements of the day are digital engagement, Arts Award and FE discussions around work placement and apprenticeships.