Sixteen Years Old — Past and Present

Share your memories of what it is/was like to be sixteen years old.

For 3 days artist Emily Bryant will be hosting workshops at The Atkinson Library, inviting you to share memories about what it means to be sixteen years old

The workshops invite anyone around the age of sixteen to partake in a workshop session with a relative/peer of an older generation. For example, a teenager and their parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or family friend, etc!

All participants are asked to bring along a photograph or object containing a memory of being sixteen, which will aid conversation between the two generations.

The project will create photographic and audio artwork that explores the similarities and differences of sixteen year olds across the generations. Work produced in these workshops will be exhibited later in the year on Open Eye Gallery’s Digital Window Gallery.

Event times
Wed 21 August, 10:30am – 4pm
Fri 23 August, 10:30am – 4pm
Sat 24 August, 10:30am – 4pm

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This major touring exhibition brings together leading contemporary photographers with more than one hundred and seventy young people from diverse communities across the country. Using video, photography, writing, audio recordings and social media, this collaboration gives prominence to voices rarely heard. More info here.

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