Whitechapel Gallery Youth Page

What is contemporary art all about?

The Whitechapel Gallery youth programme is open to people 15 – 21 and gives young adults the chance to explore contemporary art, meet creative professionals, and open up career paths into the sector.

Collaborative projects are developed in dialogue with artists and young people and offer a look behind-the-scenes at the Gallery.


Come along to our Youth events at the Whitechapel Gallery, from pop-up exhibitions and performances to workshops and taster evenings.

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Join our Youth mailing list to be kept up to date with forthcoming events.


Browse through our archive of youth projects to read blogs and find out about the artists.

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E: duchampandsons@whitechapelgallery.org

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Youth Forum: Duchamp & Sons

Duchamp & Sons is a collaborative programme for young people aged 15-21.

A regular group comes together each week to meet with artists, curators and practitioners from other fields. The group have curated events in the Gallery, made films and even staged live art performances on Whitechapel High Street.


Watch our film to hear from members of the Duchamp & Sons, our Swarovski Foundation Youth & Community Curator Vicky Carmichael and artist Ruth Proctor, on the occasion of the 2016 Whitechapel Gallery Art Icon Gala.


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About Duchamp & Sons

Duchamp & Sons were formerly known as the Young Curators. In the summer of 2010 the group worked with the artist Lady Lucy on The Naming Project. They worked with the artist to explore ideas around naming and identity and to generate ideas for a new group name – the result of which was Duchamp & Sons.


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Duchamp & Sons x Ian Giles

The youth forum collaborated with artist Ian Giles to create a performative piece. Giles shared his interest in abstracting language through layering, repetition and reordering.

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Stories Uncovered

Looking at London’s heritage through the eyes of young people, this project explored how we gather information on places through mapping and colour.


Duchamp & Sons x Sophie Mallett

Exploring themes of surveillance, privacy, communication and control with artist Sophie Mallett, Duchamp & Sons used the Gallery and its visitors as resource for making new work.


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