Young creatives take over Turner gallery

Posted on 31/05/16

School children from across Margate will be taking over the town’s Turner Contemporary Gallery later this month.

The sea-front gallery, which is supported by Discovery Park, will be launching Art Inspiring Change, their most ambitious learning initiative to date.

The 18-month community project involves 80 children from Holy Trinity and St John’s Primary School, Northdown Primary School, Palm Bay Primary School and Salmestone Primary School.,

Working closely with the gallery, the project will culminate in four new regenerative artworks on disused sites close to each of the schools that have been devised and created by the young creatives.

The project will officially launch on Saturday, 11 June with the children acting as curators from 11am to 4pm, taking over planning, organising and leading the day’s events.

Visiting adults will be encouraged to get involved and creative, including skipping and hopscotch on The Terrace and a Speaker’s Corner where everyone will have the opportunity to tell Margate what improvements they would like to see.

From 2pm school choirs from the four schools will be singing in the Sunley Gallery space with the young art leaders hoping to prompt debate, with discussion sessions in the Clore Learning Studion.

Visit the Turner Contemporary website to find out more about the event.

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