Chisenhale Gallery is committed to enabling greater access to contemporary art by engaging with new audiences, particularly young people. The gallery's new dedicated programme for young people provides the opportunity for participants to gain an insight into the process of commissioning and producing contemporary art and opens the institution out to younger voices.

ChisenhaleHz is a collective of young people who meet regularly at Chisenhale Gallery. Using ideas and themes raised through the gallery’s Commissions Programme, the group will present a series of public events throughout the year. Following the first meeting, the group collectively decided on the name ChisenhaleHz, which reflects the multiple frequencies and voices brought together in the group.

Through mentoring sessions with Chisenhale Gallery’s curatorial team and invited creative professionals, the programme supports creative practice among young people and provides participants the opportunity to learn new skills, build their confidence and form a network of new friends and collaborators.

The programme will is informed by the participants and draw on themes explored in the 2019 Commissions Programme. The 2019 Commissions Programme includes four exhibitions by Ghislaine Leung, Mandy El- Sayegh, Ima-Abasi Okon and Sidsel Meineche Hansen. Through their work these artists explore themes including labour, image-production, identity, and new technologies.

On 13 July, ChisenhaleHz presents a round table discussion considering what, or who, defines the ‘centre’. Devised in response to themes in Ima-Abasi Okon’s exhibition, the discussion will explores ideas of value and taste as articulations of the ‘centre’, locating these ideas within wider social and historic contexts. For more information, please click here.

For any enquiries, please contact Emma Moore, Curator: Engagement

Chisenhale Gallery’s Young People’s programme 2019 is supported by the #iwill Programme

  • Events
  • New Creatives 2019
  • Chisenhale Gallery Presents is a series of presentations delivered by commissioned artists, in collaboration with curatorial staff, at local secondary schools. Recent presentations have been delivered by artists Ghislaine Leung, Lydia Ourahmane, Maeve Brennan, Milou Van der Maaden and Imran Perretta. These events directly connect artists with students, and establish a link between gallery and classroom. To book a visit please contact Emma Moore, Curator: Engagement,

  • Chisenhale Gallery also produces a biannual Creative Careers Day, in partnership with local secondary schools. The Creative Careers Day offers students the opportunity to hear from a broad range of creative professionals including artists, designers and architects, with presentations followed by workshops offering young people advice about pursuing a future in the arts and creative industries. In autumn 2017, the Creative Careers Day was presented in partnership with Queen Mary, University of London.

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