Work produced during these sessions will form an unfurling display in the Gallery. Video content and other digital media can also be viewed here.
Tue 10 New Wolsey Youth Theatre, live intervention to project (time TBC) Mon 16 SUFFOLK ARTLINK, rehearsed reading for new radio play
Weekly: Tuesday, review (blog / programme update) Tuesday, 4rce Training (Media, Community and Art) Wednesdays, open until 5.30pm After School Show and Tell (bookable) Big Draw Activities every Saturday, ALL WELCOME
Activities are aimed at those under-19 from all abilities, to find out more or to register for a limited place sign up here,
CLOSED Sunday's & Monday's
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Gareth Bayliss: THIS IS ME. Tuesday 27 & Thursday 29 October 2009
During Half-Term week Town Hall Galleries collaborated with artist, illustrator, typographer Gareth Bayliss to deconstruct stereotypes in youth culture by inviting young people to draw and create puppets to give voice to these youth tribes.
Although it was raining outside, lots of young people aged between 3 and 21 helped to make the puppets and participated in the filmed 'studio' interviews. Gareth then took to the streets of Ipswich to interview more young people to get their views on youth stereotypes.
The final line up. Geeks, chavs, emos, hoodies, punks, ras, skaters, even Wayne Rooney!! Soon to be appearing in a scripted chat show. Watch this space.....
Get with the Programme : IP(switch)T.V.begins a new 3-year research-led project, for, but not about, set up by THG to develop connections with the diverse community of young people in Ipswich while building lasting collaborative relations with artists and organisations in the UK and beyond.
Working with artist Harold Offeh the gallery will be transformed into a temporary DIY television studio. An interactive space for the pre-production, production, and airing of accumulated content and material. And forum for engaging in mutual idea and skill sharing from which to initiate the phases that follow.
The exhibition will grow from a skeleton programme of durational work, artist-led participatory activity and events - drawing, sculpture, fashion, film, dance, drama performance - providing young people with practical opportunity to produce and contribute content and material while exploring spectacle, stereotypes, clichés as well as pertinent issues. Further event proposals are invited from the local audience (young and old) to evolve more spontaneous programming around their interests and desires. Exploring and giving voice to ideas about community, identity, time, place and ownership through popular TV formats, media interventions and associated visual practices and processes.
Updated content and documentary evidence of the programme will be screened in the space and hosted on-line as the show progresses. Physical artworks will also accumulate in the space over the weeks.