A free weekly collective for young people to think, discuss and create together.
Transformative Futures is a series of free artist-led workshops for people aged 15-25 that offers an opportunity to learn new skills and approaches to art-making.
Led by artists Becky Lyon and Adam Moore this year’s workshops will be hosted in Camden Art Centre’s Drawing Studio and run weekly until June 2023. The artists will guide the group through different ideas, themes and provocations exploring a range of current themes, concepts and techniques. Each session is designed to allow participants to develop new skills, learn about the art world and use their passions and interests through making.
Sessions so far have included investigations into the ancient human history of clay, exploring the natural environment from more-than-human perspectives and have touched on references from Ursula K Le Guin, Xunzi’s theory of ritual and Black Quantum Futurist texts.
Working with a range of techniques including drawing, ceramics, performance there is a focus on process rather than presentation and allowing participants to experiment in a supportive peer environment. The collective will grow throughout the year and work towards a weekend takeover of Camden Art Centre in June 2023 which will be co-produced by the participants and the artist leads.
The shifting landscape of modern life continues to affect lives and livelihoods globally with young people often underrepresented in the conversations and decision making processes that shape the world we live in. Transformative Futures aims to empower and amplify the voices of young people through sessions that explore alternative ways of living, thinking and being through the lens of contemporary art.
The programme is designed for those with an interest in Art, no other knowledge, practical skills or training is required to participate with sessions designed to be inclusive and accessible.
Transformative Futures is an ongoing project supporting emerging creativity in our local community and beyond, further programming including online sessions and opportunities will occur throughout the year.