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.

 

 

blue

quiet

turmoil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lost in translation

shapeshifting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cloud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dwell

explore

create

reflect

reject

 

 

 

 

music and books

have given me

great company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deep plumb velvet,
sparky astroturf
Baroque pearls,
tiger-skin silk with
an art deco trim
*
Lucozade
(original)
Chinzy Delftware
(not original)
*
A mutilated night sky on a
North London pavement
Cyclists discussing
pavlova

 

 

 

 

 

accept uncertainty

contemplation in solitude

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shackled
fluid
mediated
connection-seeking
deconstruct and reconstruct

 

 

 

 

 

the youth collective

always added colour

and creativity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dissociation

self rediscovery

synergy

micro-macro-scope

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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