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  • Contemporary Art Boot Camp 2017 with Hato Press. Photo Credit: Justyna Fedec

Young people collaborate with artists and other creative practitioners on week-long projects.

The Contemporary Art Week series offers a unique opportunity to meet and work with artists, experiment with new skills and materials, and gain behind the scenes insight into Whitechapel Gallery.

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Exploring Contemporary Art Week August 2022

A week of experimenting with different artforms, featuring guest workshops by The London Open 2022 artists Sandi Hudson-Francis, Abbas Zahedi, and William Cobbing.

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Contemporary Art Boot Camp: Creative Careers 2019

A week of learning about creative careers through talks, visits and workshops with Whitechapel Gallery staff and industry professionals.

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Contemporary Art Week: The London Open 2018

Artists Gabriela Boyd, Alexis Teplin, Rachel Pimm and Andrea Luka- Zimmerman led one day workshops on their practice. Participants experimented with artistic concepts and processes including painting, sculpture, mixed-media installation and creating board games.

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Contemporary Art Week: Jordi Ferreiro

Spanish artist Jordi Ferreiro introduced participants to performance art through games and play leading to the creation of site-specific pieces in the Gallery and on Whitechapel High Street.


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Contemporary Art Week: Hato Press

Working with Graphic Design studio Hato Press, young people explored colour and design through typography, risograph printing and bookbinding.


Contemporary Art Week: The London Open 2015

Artists Sam Curtis, Caroline Walker, The Grantchester Pottery, Emma Hart and Dominic Hawgood led day-long workshops exploring their practice.

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Easter Project 2015

Led by curator Aziz Sohail, young people explored the works of artists Ghulam Mohammad and Shimul Saha.

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Bart Lodewijks: White Li(n)es

Lodewijks’ new commission for London draws from workshops with local young people, where he found out about their relationships to the spaces around them.

Summer Project 2013: Peter Liversidge

With artist Peter Liversidge the group considered the boundaries between the possible and impossible in art making, exploring the roles of interpretation, negotiation and reception.

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Lily Keal at Limehouse Youth Centre

Using quotes from famous female figures such as Anne frank and Rosa Parks, the young people re-enacted the narratives behind the quotes and created fictional ones of their own.

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Summer Project 2011: Whitechapel Channel 1

Whitechapel Channel 1 returns on Friday 26 August 2011 with four brand new TV programmes inspired by works in the Thomas Struth exhibition.

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Lady Lucy: Whitechapel Gallery Portrait Studio

Artist Lady Lucy has taken an original organisational chart produced by the gallery, and has annotated, inserted, deleted and re-ordered its content resulting in portraits produced by people aged 16-19.