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Circuit is a group of 18-25 year olds who work on creative events and projects with art galleries Kettle’s Yard and Wysing Arts Centre.
You can find out more about our past projects below, or at the Wysing Art Centre archive.
‘I come to meet other people, different people that have similar interests.’
‘It feels privileged to get to be in the galleries after hours. It’s also nice for me to be doing something creative with other people as normally everything I do is self – led.’
‘I’ve done a lot of volunteering but Circuit is one of the places where I’ve felt more valued and welcomed. It’s GREAT getting food and snacks. I really enjoy taking part in Kettle’s Yard Lates and getting involved in events.’
‘I’m so chuffed by this project – I can’t believe my work is in the galleries next to Louise Bourgeois, and we mixed it, recorded it, edited it.’
Watch the video below to experience our Circuit Unlocks Festival – a day-long festival of digital art workshops created by the Circuit group in 2016.
Click through below to hear Circuit’s alternative guide to the Kettle’s Yard ARTIST ROOMS Louise Bourgeois exhibition (22 January 2019 – 24 March 2019).
Click here to view a full screen version of Louise Bourgeois: An Alternative Guide.
Watch Actions Artists Interviews, the film Circuit made for our reopening exhibition in 2018, Actions.
Brilliant to see Circuit member Olu Taiwo @dont_stop_creating94 and some brilliant artists at the private view of the exhibition I Matter. Check it out @babylonarts until 13 June.
Next week @Wysing.Arts.Centre are holding Studio Artist Live as part of#DiscoverCreativeCareers week. Designed for young creatives age 11 - 19, watch the daily live stream to find out about artists’ practice and creative process, explore a new approach based on their practice and ask questions in the chat about their career and experience as an artist. They will be live streaming every day at 3pm and 5pm with artists including Damaris Athene (@damaris.athene), Lawrence Epps, Naomi Harwin (@NaomiHarwin), Beeny Harwood Purkiss (@beenyharwood), Mae, Aaron Ossia (@AaronOssia), Sally Plowman (@s__plowman), Emma Smith (@ArtistEmmaSmith), Soheila Sokhanvari (@soheila_sokhanvari_) and Olu Taiwo (@dont_stop_creating94). Practices and themes explored include performance, sculpture, installation, environment, body image, sound and more. Image Description: white text reading 'Studio Artists Live' is overlayed on a turquoise background with colourful swirling shapes.
Last week we made a collaborative soundscape with a workshop led by Circuit Cambridge member Jasmine. We took some time chatting, sharing sounds, creating sounds and editing together before listening to some of the mixes from the @WysingArtsCentr polyphonic music festival last year. It's not the first time we've experimented with soundscapes, and back in 2019 we were busy creating soundscapes to accompany the Louise Bourgeois exhibition @KettlesYard. Next week we're creating a collage based on our sounds. Want to get involved? We meet every other week on Tuesdays from 5 - 6.30pm. Description: A video showing two cream sound waves on a brown background playing an audio track of a nursery rhyme instrumental with atmospheric sounds
Check out this opportunity for photographers aged 18-25: Photoworks are partnering with English Heritage to offer an exciting new commissioning opportunity for photographers aged between 18 and 25. Four successfully commissioned artists will be invited to select an English Heritage site to use as a creative springboard. Using that site, artists will then create a new body of photographic work exploring alternative narratives and new voices of England, drawing out ideas around identity and its relationship to ‘Englishness’. They are interested in presenting a diversity of perspectives on heritage, and the notion of heritage sites as places of significance and meaning, where past and present can interact. A fee of £2,400 (inc VAT) is available for each artist and the residency will take place from March to May 2021, including research, development, site visits, contact time with a mentor, and production of the artwork. https://photoworks.org.uk/opportunities/artist-commissioning-opportunity-photoworks-x-english-heritage/
Happy New Year! We're meeting every other Tuesday online this term, starting on Tuesday 12th Jan. Get in touch if you'd like to join! You'll catch us on email@example.com ** Image description: a group of young people stand around a table of objects, holding poses.
Check out some of the results of the activities we tried out on Tuesday. We posted them out to each other to test them out. Do you want a creative boost? Complete the form in the link in our bio by TUESDAY to get our activities posted to you to try at home for FREE!