Are you aged 15-25 years old? Wysing Arts Centre & Kettle’s Yard are working together on a programme called Circuit and are seeking young people from all sections of the community to get involved in developing workshops, commissions and events. As a Circuit member you will lead the direction of your own group. Whether you have a background in the arts or just keen to get involved new members are welcome to join our free weekly sessions that involve everything from film making to exclusive previews of gallery exhibitions.
Circuit Weekly Sessions – 5.30-7.30pm
Wednesday 9 July: Wysing
Wednesday 16 July: Kettle’s Yard
Wednesday 23 July: Wysing
Wednesday 30 July: Kettle’s Yard
To find out about opportunities you can become involved with, and to sign up to Circuit, email Tahira Fitzwilliam-Hall here or call 01954 717104, and please pass on this invitation to others. Join the conversation about Circuit on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram @CircuitCambs and on our blog.
The Way to Cambournia Outdoor Film Evening
Friday 11 July, 8.30 – 10.30pm, free entry
Cambourne High Street, next to the Hub
Film starts at 9.30pm, bring a picnic blanket
Join us for a screening of The Way to Cambournia, drinks, cake, BBQ, Indian food and popcorn! Find out more on the Facebook Event.
The Way to Cambournia
The Circuit group is currently collaborating with artist Rebecca Birch on The Way to Cambournia, a film made in Cambourne. The making of the film involves a series of interventions, requiring cooperation and encouraging contribution from the Cambourne community. The film will be screened at an outdoor evening event on 11 July 2014 in Cambourne and will include performance, food, and live music. Find out more here.
Circuit have spent five weeks exploring Cambourne through mapping and engaging local residents in conversations, and have noticed and been thinking about thresholds in the town – for example between new urban spaces and existing countryside or between public and private spaces. Circuit are interested in the surreal nature of this new town that hasn’t yet had time to evolve and grow, and has instead been created by planners. We noticed many blank spaces for which narratives have yet to be made.
This curiosity about Cambourne led the group to decide to make a film about living in the town and through the filming process they aim to explore creative ways of making contact with residents.
Read more about this project on the blog.
I am the Warrior
I am the Warrior was developed by artists Juneau Projects in collaboration with Circuit. I am the Warrior celebrated creativity and making in all its forms. 15 to 25 year olds who creatively make things were invited to bring their work to be exhibited on specially designed structures in Wysing’s building Amphis as part of Wysing’s exhibition Hey, I’m Mr Poetic. I am the Warrior included an afternoon of sculpture & print workshops and a closing party consisting of live performances of spoken word, music, and dance.
I am the Warrior was an open exhibition, there were no judges and there were no fees.
Read more here.
Over February half-term Circuit made two films inspired by the environments of Kettle’s Yard and Wysing Arts Centre. Watch here.
Mosaic 3DX Exhibition
Working with artist Elena Cologni the Circuit group spent six weeks making a collaborative piece to present at the two day conference event, designed to explore the use of technology in the arts. Read more here.
We have an opportunity for an artist to contribute to the planning and delivery of a Circuit partnership project with GAPS – a TCHC Youth Programme for 16-17 year olds that provides work experience with the opportunity for a job alongside vocational qualifications.
The artist will lead participants of the GAPS programme to develop an arts-based project of their own design. She/he will support and guide the group creatively for one morning a week over 5 months to develop tangible results that will be showcased in a final launch event/exhibition. The project will be peer-led, with the GAPS participants taking the lead on the direction of the project. The artist will help to develop an understanding of, and confidence in, the participants’ own artistic skills and their visual literacy.
We’re looking for an artist who’s own practice incorporates elements of collaboration, who has the ability to use a variety of delivery methods in order to engage with a range of learning styles and behaviours.
The closing date for expressions of interest is 12pm on Monday 18th August 2014.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 26th August 2014.
The successful artist will be required to undergo a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Please download further details of this opportunity and how to apply here.