Youth Collective: Collective Lockdown
Collective Lockdown presents a series of images, words and songs that reflect our Youth Collective artists’ experience of the pandemic. Artists from the current cohort, along with those from the past five years of the project, were invited to submit content to create an online archive of this time. While the content represents individual experiences, together it captures a moment which feels familiar and shared among the Collective and beyond.
Artists: Alan, Amira, Amy, Asha, Charles, Erin, Kerrica, Majken, Nina, Siyang, Tascha, Toby, Trishita, Xanthe
Scroll through this page to see Collective Lockdown and listen to the playlist below.
lost in translation
music and books
have given me
Deep plumb velvet,
tiger-skin silk with
an art deco trim
A mutilated night sky on a
North London pavement
contemplation in solitude
deconstruct and reconstruct
the youth collective
always added colour
About Youth Collective
Youth Collective is a space for people aged 15 – 25 to encounter the visual arts and learn new ways to consider, make, discuss and produce work as individuals and as a collective at Camden Art Centre.
In May 2020, in response to the nationwide lockdown as a result of COVID-19, Camden Art Centre launched Youth Collective Online as a digital iteration of our onsite Saturday programme. The temporary closure of Camden Art Centre resulted in the cancellation of our annual Youth Collective Curates exhibition. This online archive sits in place of the exhibition and marks the fifth year of our Youth Programme.
Supported by The Black Heart Foundation and Freelands Foundation. We are grateful to John Lyons Charity and The Atkin Foundation for their support of our Learning programme.