Art group to hold a day of fun

A day of art, fun and interactivity developed and led by Woodhorn Museum’s first young people’s art group will take place next week.

During The Art Gala, the Mindfuls’ group will host an exciting range of family friendly activities especially developed to encourage young visitors to think about and explore art at the museum.

The Art Gala demonstrates the hard work and imagination the group has injected into the project – the members are so committed, talented and enthusiastic

Danielle Burn

Visitors attending on Monday, March 30, will be the very first to have the opportunity to use the brand new ‘Thought Kit’ – a guide to help young people discover, explore and doodle their way through the museum engaging with the art on offer.

The day will also include free drop-in print-making workshops for all ages, a showcase of The Mindfuls’ short animated film Released In The Morning Light, and a make-your-own poetry installation session.

This family day is the culmination of work during the last six months when The Mindfuls – nine local young people aged between 17 and 22, have taken part in an immersive arts programme at Woodhorn Museum as part of Tate and National Galleries of Scotland’s Artist Rooms programme.

The group has been on a unique creative journey to learn about contemporary art and find out how it can influence and inspire them as promising young artists.

Danielle Burn, Woodhorn’s community participation coordinator, said: “We wanted to create a stimulating program to help find new and interesting ways for the group to relate to contemporary art.

“The Art Gala demonstrates the hard work and imagination the group has injected into the project – the members are so committed, talented and enthusiastic.”

The Mindfuls’ Art Gala will run from 11am to 3pm on Monday, March 30.

Full details on The Art Gala and all of Woodhorn’s events and exhibitions can be found at www.experiencewoodhorn.com or by calling (01670) 528080.