Circuit is a four year national programme connecting 15â€“25 year olds to the arts in galleries and museums.Â Led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, it provides opportunities for young people to steer their own learning and create cultural activity across art disciplines. Circuit involves Tate Modern and Tate Britain; Tate Liverpool; Tate St Ives and partners from the Plus Tate network: firstsite, Colchester; MOSTYN, Llandudno; Nottingham Contemporary; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; and Wysing & Kettleâ€™s Yard, Cambridgeshire.
This is the link to a blog documenting a series of workshops I led as part of the program aiming at creating a collaborative piece for the Mosaic3Dx conference and exhibition in Cambridge at Microsoft Research Centre
extract from their page:
“As a part of this programme and in combination with our accreditation as an Arts Mark Gold school and sixth form centre we were able to approach Circuit for help in obtaining a sculpture or 3-dimensional based workshop. Our bid was successful and Dr Elena Cologni was keen to come into the school and work with a group of Year 10 Art GCSE students.
Dr Elena Cologni focus is on Dialogic Art based on participatory and site-specific pieces. She says â€˜The artwork creates a social environment in which people come together to participate in a shared activityâ€™. The students worked with Elena to create a sculpture that was dependant on nothing but structural strength and informed by memories they have of precise locations in the school environment. The process of gathering memories in a visual format was integral to the works creation. This two-hour workshop was a great success and you can see photographs of the outcome below.
It was thoroughly enjoyable and our thanks go to Dr Elena Cologni and Tahira Fitzwilliam-Hall.”