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ROOM 03

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YOUNG ADVOCATES
OPEN CALL for ages 25 and under
QUAD’s Young Advocates are a group of creative producers, decision makers and reviewers, aged 16-25, who work with QUAD staff and artists to shape and influence QUAD’s programme.
They asked young people, aged 25 and under, to submit their photos of:
Places where decisions are made
People who make decisions
Spaces and places that young people have control over
Moments where children are able to make their own decisions

The resulting exhibition has been selected and curated by QUAD’s Young Advocates.

Q-CLUB
Support Bubbles
Working throughout the coronavirus lockdowns, QClubbers have been responding to the theme CONTROL. The images communicate the young people's experience of lockdown and the emotions and frustrations felt through their spiralling sense of flux and loss of control over their daily lives and established routines.

Inside/Outside
In response to the lack of control over their own lives during the COVID 19 pandemic, QClub girls group worked with Art Therapist Amanda Wray and artist Abbie Canning to explore notions of inside and outside of selves - our inner feelings and what we present to the world. The group worked using mixed media to produce sculptural houses layered with photography, to convey their thoughts and ideas.

QClub is a BBC Children In Need funded project for children and young people on the autistic spectrum, with additional support needs, disabilities, children who are looked after or socially isolated. QClubbers have opportunity to work with a variety of artists to explore digital technologies in a visual art context.

Burton and South Derbyshire College
Students from Burton and South Derbyshire college have spent the past 4 months producing work in response to FORMAT 21’s theme CONTROL. The work explores the everyday limits we put on ourselves emotionally and physically as well as those put upon us. The way we observe, obey, maintain, challenge, let go of and in other situations embrace control to live, play, learn, and create.

Artworks in this room:

Burton and South Derbyshire College

Burton and South Derbyshire College

YOUNG ADVOCATES

Caitln McNamara, 17

Someone attached to puppet strings as they try to cut them. The image shows control through the puppeteer having control over the puppet, but also the puppet taking back control which symbolises breaking away from the mundane life of society.

YOUNG ADVOCATES

YOUNG ADVOCATES

Cameron Houghton, 17

Simple but powerful, money. It is what we need in everyday life to buy or sell items, but money is what controls if we then get these items.

YOUNG ADVOCATES

YOUNG ADVOCATES

Chloe Bates, 16

I wanted these pieces to show the lack of control we as people have when it comes to social media, and how the media is controlling us. This is why I have decided to use a alcohol bottle with social media logos on, to show how people like alcohol and can be addicted to media, I also decided to use earphones tired around someone's wrists as it controls us everyday when using it without us even knowing. I wanted to do something that is relevant to now, as were all at home and on socials a lot more, and also because I feel a lot of people can relate to this piece.

YOUNG ADVOCATES

YOUNG ADVOCATES

Chloe Bates, 16

I wanted these pieces to show the lack of control we as people have when it comes to social media, and how the media is controlling us. This is why I have decided to use a alcohol bottle with social media logos on, to show how people like alcohol and can be addicted to media, I also decided to use earphones tired around someone's wrists as it controls us everyday when using it without us even knowing. I wanted to do something that is relevant to now, as were all at home and on socials a lot more, and also because I feel a lot of people can relate to this piece.

YOUNG ADVOCATES

YOUNG ADVOCATES

Daisy Pinnell, 17

From a series of images that "show control as many young people are experiencing abuse or control by parents. Specifically at this time during lockdown, those people are not able to escape these toxic environments and it is important to shine a light on these devastating situations."

YOUNG ADVOCATES

YOUNG ADVOCATES

Eloise Howland, 16

While on my daily lockdown walk, I was very captivated by the somber feeling of this closed playground. I thought this had a good link to control and control within young people and children because playgrounds are normally a place where children can feel in control, but now it is closed they are being controlled. The sign only has a few words but they are impactful and immediately show control over the children.

YOUNG ADVOCATES

YOUNG ADVOCATES

Edward Goddard, 16

My image is of my Dad, key frontline NHS consultant and gastroenterologist (among other roles ) who has to fight COVID daily, The image links to the 'CONTROL' theme because my Dad makes many very important decisions for the lives of many people everyday, but here after a long day, he is deciding what to eat, a decision that is also important that we all make. The lack of colour is also there (or rather not there) to show how draining it is for people to work on the front line of fighting COVID - 19.

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YOUNG ADVOCATES

Emma Wright, 19

(Places where decisions are made) In an urban environment you are faced with a number of decisions. You are surrounded by so many opportunities that can be somewhat overwhelming. However, the eyeline is drawn to the most inviting scenarios.

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YOUNG ADVOCATES

Georgie Clarke, 17

When the theme of control was first expressed to me, I immediately thought first of physical control. This photo expresses the insanity of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it’s made people feel mad. The pose of the arms suggests the hug we all need but also the straight-jacket we feel we are in.

YOUNG ADVOCATES

YOUNG ADVOCATES

Grace Potts, 16

My mother has Type 1 Diabetes and her life and choices are controlled by it. I chose the black and white filters on these pictures to enforce the stark reality that people effected with life limiting conditions must live with.

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YOUNG ADVOCATES

Grace Potts, 16

My mother has Type 1 Diabetes and her life and choices are controlled by it. Time becomes another controlling factor in the decisions we make that could impact our lives.

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YOUNG ADVOCATES

Isabelle Levitt, 15

My image responds to the theme because a car needs control to be able to use it successfully and safely.

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YOUNG ADVOCATES

Joshua, 17

The sharp contrast of red and white with the snow in the background.

YOUNG ADVOCATES

YOUNG ADVOCATES

Madison Thompson, 16

My image conveys control due to the longingness for us to breach the barrier of our home and be free once again. However due to the guidelines put in place by the government, we cannot do so.

YOUNG ADVOCATES

YOUNG ADVOCATES

Matthew Corner, 17

Being out of control of some things is by no means a negative. Rules and laws exist so people do not take advantage of the system. They are there to protect people from people. You must understand the rules, to appreciate them.

YOUNG ADVOCATES

YOUNG ADVOCATES

Megan Richardson, 16

This image shows control over Skye (my 5 month old Cairn terrier) because she has been ordered at least 6 weeks crate rest for a broken growth plate, so is being made to stay in the crate for the majority of the day.

YOUNG ADVOCATES

YOUNG ADVOCATES

Tawnie Howard, 17

This image shows a candle being lit, I can control whether I want to light the candle or not.

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YOUNG ADVOCATES

Tess Ward, 17

The theme of control hit quite close to home for me as I often struggle, feeling controlled by my own fears, emotions and thoughts. I am autistic and struggle with OCD and depression and for Format 2021 I wanted to present mental illness as a controlling, debilitating but often invisible disability. Whereas someone physically disabled is visibly disadvantaged and controlled by their poorly functioning bodies, those of us struggling with a mental disability are often overlooked. I was interested in the idea of someone appearing powerful and in control but being limited to a wheelchair. The shadow of the woman, in high heels, with sleek hair looks able and well put together in juxtaposition to the restrictions of the wheelchair, but when I took a photo of the face not just the shadow you can see she is actually distraught and falling apart despite her appearance at first glance. My point is, the true factors controlling how a person acts or is able to function in the world are often not visible or on display to others.

YOUNG ADVOCATES

YOUNG ADVOCATES

Tielin Ding, 24

I was playing mini-ping pong under the CCTV camera in Beijing with my friends between pedestrian path and main road. The in-between space I was situated in also offers me a big platform to think more about the relationship among the ball, the gaze, the (non)place and the net as a “null-place”.

YOUNG ADVOCATES

QClub

Faith

Every Step is a New Adventure

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QClub

Faith

Every Step is a New Adventure

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Faith

Every Step is a New Adventure

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Faith

Every Step is a New Adventure

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Faith

Every Step is a New Adventure

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Faith

'Every Step is a New Adventure' As part of, 'Inside Outside' In response to the lack of control over their own lives prompted by the COVID 19 pandemic, QClub girls group worked with Art Therapist Amanda Wray and artist Abbie Canning to explore notions of inside and outside of selves - our inner feelings and what we present to the world. The group worked using mixed media to produce sculptural houses layered with photography, to convey their thoughts and ideas.

QClub

YOUNG ADVOCATES

Tyler Barker, 18

I have chosen this image as an example of "control" as I think the lights in many different places including the streets control the way we see things, and it can help in a sense of having the control of lighting allowing us to see more clearly.

YOUNG ADVOCATES

YOUNG ADVOCATES

Tielin Ding, 24

I was playing mini-ping pong under the CCTV camera in Beijing with my friends between pedestrian path and main road. The in-between space I was situated in also offers me a big platform to think more about the relationship among the ball, the gaze, the (non)place and the net as a “null-place”.

YOUNG ADVOCATES

QClub

Iona

There is Always a Rainbow Over the Horizon

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QClub

Iona

There is Always a Rainbow Over the Horizon

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QClub

Iona

There is Always a Rainbow Over the Horizon.

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Iona

There is Always a Rainbow Over the Horizon

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Iona

There is Always a Rainbow Over the Horizon

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Lucille

Cat House

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Lucille

Cat House

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Lucille

Cat House

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Lucille

Cat House

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Lucille

Cat House

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Maya

Bunny Wonderland

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Maya

Bunny Wonderland

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Maya

Bunny Wonderland

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Maya

Bunny Wonderland

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Maya

Bunny Wonderland

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Iona

'There is Always a Rainbow Over the Horizon' As part of, 'Inside Outside' In response to the lack of control over their own lives prompted by the COVID 19 pandemic, QClub girls group worked with Art Therapist Amanda Wray and artist Abbie Canning to explore notions of inside and outside of selves - our inner feelings and what we present to the world. The group worked using mixed media to produce sculptural houses layered with photography, to convey their thoughts and ideas.

QClub

QClub

Lucille

'Cat House' As part of, 'Inside Outside' In response to the lack of control over their own lives prompted by the COVID 19 pandemic, QClub girls group worked with Art Therapist Amanda Wray and artist Abbie Canning to explore notions of inside and outside of selves - our inner feelings and what we present to the world. The group worked using mixed media to produce sculptural houses layered with photography, to convey their thoughts and ideas.

QClub

QClub

Maya

Bunny Wonderland As part of, 'Inside Outside' In response to the lack of control over their own lives prompted by the COVID 19 pandemic, QClub girls group worked with Art Therapist Amanda Wray and artist Abbie Canning to explore notions of inside and outside of selves - our inner feelings and what we present to the world. The group worked using mixed media to produce sculptural houses layered with photography, to convey their thoughts and ideas.

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Alfie
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Austin
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Bradley
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Callum
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Daniel
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Elliot
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Evie
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Faith
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Jasmine
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Joshua
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Logan
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Lucille
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Mikko
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Nicky
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Oscar
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Sophie
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Thomas
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Yanni
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Luke
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