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Powys youths speak for themselves

New work
The exhibition is in Rhayader from 1 May to 21 June 2010

Powys-based artist, Blue MacAskill tells us about her new exhibition opening at Rhayader's new gallery and museum on 1 May 2010.

Through funding by Powys's Chance to Create grant scheme I went into partnership with with the Rhayader-based arts organisation Community Action Rhayader and District (CARAD), to produce an exhibition about the work I have done in Powys during the last five months.

I worked with young people, conducting interviews, running courses and workshops, making work about their life, issues and experiences as well as their hopes for the future.

The project has been designed to give young people a chance to engage with art and evolve work exclusively for CARAD
Blue MacAskill

The centre of the exhibit will be a special film made by the young people, supported by myself.

The Inner Picture - When youth speaks for itself, is a dynamic exhibition and wide-reaching programme of workshops that focuses on the issues and situations of our young people in Powys today.

What are their choices? What do they do with their free time? How do they see their future?

Inspiration

The exhibition at Rhayader Museum and Gallery will feature, film, photography, painting, poetry and print work made by a group of 15 young people from mid Powys supported through the project by myself.

This project is one of many opportunities CARAD offers for people of all ages to explore their sense of place within their own local community.

The Inner Picture is special because it will give a voice to under represented young women who have a particular story to tell.

The Inner Picture exhibition runs at Rhayader Museum and Gallery from Saturday 1 May 2010 to 21 June 2010.

The Young People aged between 16 and 21-years-old, took their inspiration from works at the museum's collections, plus stories, issues and ideas that have evolved from their own lives.

The project has been designed to give young people a chance to engage with art and evolve work exclusively for CARAD.

This first exhibition will recognise the fantastic artistic work of the young people involved with Inner Picture.

As an artist based in Wales I want to contribute to all avenues of art for all ideals and make cultural events and venues part of a Powys resident or visitor's every-day life.

It is hoped that the exhibition will attract new kinds of audiences to the Museum and Gallery.




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