GALLERY PROJECT SPACE AND STUDIO IN THE COTSWOLDS
Clare Carswell is a Creative Arts Industry Mentor for
Stepping Up : The Next Creative Generation
for OYAP, Oxfordshire Youth Arts Partnership.
The programme is an intensive course of training, learning, mentoring, project development and leadership for 18-25 year olds who are looking to start their creative career.
By investing in the talents, skills and creativity of young and emerging artists, young people and cultural organisations will engage fully in participatory arts, which will help open up the arts to young people across Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes.
© Oyap Trust 2015
Sam Isaacs is a young web designer who worked with Clare as his mentor on the OYAP
Stepping Up programme in 2015. Sam now works for Radio Bicester and runs his own design business. You can view Sam's work at www.samisaacscreative.co.uk
© Luke Daniels 2015
© Sam Isaacs 2015
William Harvey, a young inter-disciplinary artist from Oxfordshire is the 2016/17 AYYO intern. Will completed a foundation course at Abingdon & Witney College and has used his time at the studio to develop new work using sculptural installation, photography, sound, code and data moshing. Will was a participant artist in the 2016 Illustory project and has now gained a place to study Fine Art at Goldsmiths in October 2017. He was selected to participate in the FESTAL FAVOURS programme for the Charlbury Festival in June 2017. He worked with artist technologist Neil C Smith on an audio visual installation ARC for the Larcum Kendal room in The Corner House Charlbury.
© William H Harvey & Neil C Smith 2017
ILLUSTORY EU launched in the summer of 2016 and is a project offering professional development for emerging artists, illustrators. sound artists and games designers from the UK and Netherlands.
Mentoring by artists, illustrators, publishers and curators as well as international networking and exhibition opportunities is offered to participating artists.
Participating artists are encouraged to delve into the literary works that are emblematic of their own cultures, to consider why they are so loved and to make contemporary visual responses to them and to vision new stories together.
Year one artists, Amy Frances, William H Harvey, Harry Cann, Luke Daniels & Alain Phillips made a successful exhibition 'High Seas and Palm Trees' in response to the pantomime Robinson Crusoe in November 2016 at the gallery The Theatre Chipping Norton. The theatre will award one young artist a solo exhibition each year. Luke Daniels will exhibit in July 2017.
From 2017 AYYO is partnering with The Theatre Chipping Norton to run the Illustory project.