Featured Post: “adolescence” Presented By: somewhereto_
Graffik Gallery played host to works from an exciting selection of contemporary young artists as part of an exhibition by somewhereto_, a nationwide project to help young people find the space they need to do the things they love within sport, culture and the arts.
After a successful three-month residency displaying work outside The O2 in London, artists working with the Graffiti Life company teamed up with somewhereto_ once more for adolescence, an exhibition showcasing fresh talent across a diverse range of disciplines including illustration, photography and graffiti. adolescence featured individual pieces from the artists alongside a collaborative mural on the legendary graffik painting yard.
adolescence was curated by Ashleigh ‘FishBoy’ Ward an animator and illustrator, who has successfully hosted two exhibitions with somewhereto_ in Brighton with a fourth to follow in May.
Set in the heart of west London’s creative hub, Graffik Gallery provided a new, urban platform for the emerging artists to establish themselves within the arts industry. The gallery nurtured the artists whilst providing an opportunity to progress in a professional environment.
Franco Taloen, Graffik Gallery’s creative director says “This was an amazing project working with young people, providing them space to run their own gallery and giving them the opportunity to create their own show and the result was absolutely fantastic!”
Check out the following links to see adolescence in action:
somewhereto_ is a movement to liberate underused, disused and empty spaces in the UK and get everyone thinking creatively about their communities. They have helped thousands of young people find somewhereto_ do the things they love and unlocked over 400,000 square feet of space. And that’s not counting the space they have helped young people claim in the digital world.
Run by Livity, in media partnership with Channel 4 Education, somewhereto_ is funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK.