The Science Gallery London (SGL) and VICTA are teaming up to deliver a project as part of the SGL’s SEEING Exhibition and season of events which is launching 22 July.
This co-created artistic project requires a team of creative young adults with a vision impairment 18-25 years old to design and lead it. Working with an experienced creative practitioner overseeing the whole process, you will have a central role in delivering a key project of the SEEING exhibition. This is likely to take the shape of a multi-sensory, music/song-writing, or spoken word project, and no experience is required. Whilst the theme of the project will be the decision of the group, your objective is to produce a creative outcome that resonates with blind and partially sighted young people. Successful completion of the project will also earn you a nationally recognised award.
As well as this exciting project, you will also have a key input into the rest of the SGL’s SEEING events programme. You will have the opportunity to act as consultants for exhibit interpretations, facilitate public participatory workshops and foster conversation about the exhibition with SGL visitors.
- Early April (TBC) – initial meeting with participants where SGL will introduce the exhibition, the season of events, outline the scope of the project that participants will be involved in, meet the creative practitioner
- April – additional exhibition interpretation workshop
- April-May – project creative development workshops
- June – production of the project
- 22 July – invitation to the launch of the SEEING Exhibition season
Other practical information:
- All workshops will be held at Science Gallery London (London Bridge) unless otherwise agreed
- All participants and their companions will have their travel expenses refunded and refreshments will be provided at all sessions by SGL
- A consultant with extensive experience of working with young people with a vision impairment will be present at all workshops
- VICTA staff will not be present at all sessions
- Successful completion of the project will earn all participants an Explore Arts Award
About Science Gallery London
Science Gallery London, part of King’s College London, is a space for 15-25 year olds where art and science collide. We aim to inspire the next generation of creative thinkers by bringing together artists, researchers, students and local communities in surprising and innovative ways. We present three themed seasons every year, incorporating exhibitions, events, performances, live experiments, open discussions and festivals, all with scientific engagement at their core.
Science Gallery London is part of the global Science Gallery network, which will see 8 galleries open or in development by 2020. We are located on Guy’s campus in London Bridge.
Science Gallery is the world’s only university-linked network dedicated to public engagement with
science and the arts. Founded on the belief that young people hold the creative potential to change the world, we use public programs to demonstrate the value of public engagement and transdisciplinary thinking, and to provide a social space for 15 to 25 year olds to develop ideas and imagine the future.
SEEING (title to be decided) is the exhibition & accompanying season of events being developed at Science Gallery London, which will run from 22 July – 1 November 2020. The season will explore the complex sensory experience of vision from a variety of perspectives spanning scientific, philosophical, & socio-political lenses.
One of the key strands in the exhibition is the lived experience of sight loss & vision disturbance. It is therefore critical that the exhibition is not only as accessible & enriching as possible to people who are blind & partially sighted; it is also a key objective that the voices of people with a vision impairment can be heard through an inclusive co-created project that resonates with 15-25 year olds. This project will manifest on-gallery within the exhibition, and as part of the events programme (or both).
- Have a direct influence in the design and delivery of a project at one of London’s most prominent galleries
- Be a part of a project that directly resonates with young people with a vision impairment
- Work and learn from an experienced creative practitioner
- Gain the nationally recognised Explore Arts Award
- Develop new and existing skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving
Who can apply?
You must be:
- Registered or registrable blind or partially sighted
- At least 15 on 31st March 2020
- Aged 25 or under on 22nd July 2020
- Able to maintain your own personal hygiene
- Able to independently take medication (if applicable)