Young Curators

The next generation of art superstars

The Young Curators are a group of young people (13+) who meet regularly at The Point and share a passion for the arts. The group is involved in a range of activities that include assisting with the programming of exhibitions, curating the gallery space, and having a say in the marketing and design of activities for other young people.

When the Young Curators formed, they began to work on ARTIST ROOMS: Bill Viola, an exhibition through which darts partnered with Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. The exhibition showcased artworks from a touring collection of over 1699 works of modern and contemporary art by more than 40 major artists. This collection is displayed across the UK through a touring programme, supported by Arts Council England, Art Fund and Creative Scotland.

 

In preparation for the launch of the exhibition, the group designed t-shirts, logos, and postcards featuring their own artwork using Bill Viola’s piece ‘Catherine’s Room’ as inspiration. Not only did the group work behind the scenes to ensure the event ran smoothly, they also took an active part in the launch. This included two members speaking alongside Ed Miliband, and filming some interviews about the art with attendees of the event, including a Tate Director and Ed himself.

In 2019, the Young Curators will get involved in more creative activities around upcoming exhibitions.  Email darts@thepoint.org.uk to find out when their next workshop is.

Here are what some of the members had to say about being a Young Curator:

“It’s great meeting people your own age who enjoy art as much as you do.”

“I’ve enjoyed learning about the business side of art including marketing and budgeting.”

“It’s good to have the opportunity to show our work to a wider audience.”

The Young Curators are always looking to recruit new members! If you think this might be the group for you and you want some more information, then email Helen at helen@thepoint.org.uk.

To see some examples of the group’s work so far, check out their Instagram account: @dartsyoungcurators