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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.