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View-finder

If you are aged 14 – 19 and interested in participating in visual arts activities in Brighton visit the View-finder project website.

View-finder is an online arts project by young people for young people. Its still in its infancy as the group only began working in April 2010 but its growing fast so watch this space!

Brighton Photo Biennial has teamed up with Lighthouse and Photoworks on a project that aims to equip young people with the skills, experience and resources necessary to design an online creative space where they can investigate contemporary digital arts practice, photography and film in Brighton and beyond, and set up opportunities for their friends and families to take part too.

Led by artist Marianne Holm Hansen, and web designer Paul Farrington from Studio Tonne, a group of students from Falmer High School are looking at artworks, meeting artists, visiting exhibitions and talking to curators in order to inspire and inform their designs for online arts projects and offline events for their peers.

In April and May, the students visited the Decode exhibition at the V&A in London, met with Blast Theory in Portslade, spoke to Marc Garrett of Furtherfield during his visit to Lighthouse, and took part in ‘Flickers: Off the Path’ by Rachel Henson, at Brighton Festival. Inspired by Henson, the students are now developing their own digital flick books, using animation software and Flip cameras. Their workshops continue throughout June and July.

The project is funded by Brighton & Hove City Council and Enquire and aims to develop young peoples’ visual literacy and encourage engagement with contemporary visual arts in the city and beyond.

Enquire is a national programme joint funded by DCMS and DCSF as one strand of the Strategic Commissioning Programme for Museum & Gallery Education. It is managed by Engage – the National Association for Gallery Education, and has been developed in association with Arts Council England.

View-finder is funded through phase 4 of the programme and is one of eleven project clusters nationwide. Phase 4 aims to explore how partnership working between local authorities, cultural organisations and artists can address the objectives of Children’s Services.



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