The Contemporary Art Boot Camp 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.
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.
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.
Working with Graphic Design studio Hato Press, young people explored colour and design through typography, risograph printing and bookbinding.
Artists Sam Curtis, Caroline Walker, The Grantchester Pottery, Emma Hart and Dominic Hawgood led day-long workshops exploring their practice.
Led by curator Aziz Sohail, young people explored the works of artists Ghulam Mohammad and Shimul Saha.
Lodewijks’ new commission for London draws from workshops with local young people, where he found out about their relationships to the spaces around them.
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.
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.
Whitechapel Channel 1 returns on Friday 26 August 2011 with four brand new TV programmes inspired by works in the Thomas Struth exhibition.
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.