The Flux programme's first exhibition of visual art – showcasing the work of young people – can be viewed at the Wyvern Theatre from 22 July – 26 August 2008.
Throughout this year professional artists, commissioned by Flux, have worked alongside teaching staff to give young people the opportunity to try, practice and improve in a variety of creative fields, including dance, drama and music, as well as art. Now First Up proudly presents a selection of visual art completed through the Flux programme within Isambard School and the local community. Participants have enthusiastically taken part in Flux drawing enrichment, cartoon club, digital art and Indian crafts workshops, in addition to school art lessons and community arts activities.
Students from Isambard School, aged between 11 and 12, have created many of the 70 or so exhibits, while some teenage young carers are also exhibiting their work.
Flux Director Kirsty Carter explained that the quality of artwork was so high that when the exhibition ends it will go out on tour. "The work is fantastic, it really is. I would urge Swindon people to come and see it over the summer, and hopefully, in the autumn, others around the country will have the chance to see the quality of work produced by young people."
The First Up exhibition is on display in the Lower Foyer at the Wyvern Theatre in Swindon, and will be open to the public during Wyvern performances.
For more on Flux please see www.fluxswindon.org.uk