We're delighted to share an amazing new exhibition opening at City Space in Winchester, celebrating the incredible artworks created by young people participating in Hampshire Cultural Trust’s Horizon 20:20 More and Better arts-intervention programme.
This creative collection has been produced by young people from Hampshire Education Centres. It captures the wide range of skills, techniques and art forms they have used to express themselves and their ideas. Engaging in a diverse set of projects over five years, so far 1,200 young people have gained and mastered skills through unique access to high quality artists and inspiring cultural experiences. The resulting artworks are both accomplished and meaningful. This celebratory showcase gives audiences a chance to access and share in the participants’ achievements in photography, glass art, fashion, design, graffiti, animation, filmmaking, silk print and screen-printing.
Horizon 20:20 is an ongoing, ambitious and innovative partnership programme, delivered over the past five years, both to increase access to and promote engagement in the arts for young people in non-mainstream education. Professional arts practitioners run regular sessions in seven Education Centres in Hampshire, using arts and culture as a tool to increase confidence, improve motivation to learn, inspire positive behaviour and give young people the chance to develop empathy and teamwork, helping them to form positive relationships with their peers and adults.
The long term engagement and access to culture have embedded creativity and arts in the seven centres, resulting in a positive impact on the young people who have participated. Despite disruptions due to COVID restrictions, with the support of all the partners, the programme was able to be adapted to meet the needs of young people by developing it further to include: remote delivery of artist led session supported by resources, whole school teacher Health and Wellbeing CPD, 1-2-1 face-to-face twilight delivery, cross curricular learning approaches and developing creative spaces for learning.
Horizon 20:20: In the Making runs at City Space, Winchester Discovery Centre from 18 September to 3 November. Admission is free and there’s no need to pre-book your visit.