Open Call for Burnley Youth to Participate in 'Generation Change' Project
25 May 2020
The Generation Change project is all about giving young people in Burnley, aged 14 - 25, a chance for their voices to be heard. The opportunity involves working with artist Tina Dempsey to form their words into an artwork that will be seen all around the town and beyond.
How are you doing? You ok?
Some people seem to be living the lockdown, others are hating it, some are frightened and many are bored!
If you live in Burnley and are aged between 14-25 then artist Tina Dempsey would like to hear how the lockdown experience is for you?
Tina is inviting young people in Burnely to be part of a public art project that she's been commissioned to work on in the town, called Generation Change.
A visual artist who hails from Blackpool, Tina's work is all about exploring our wellbeing, what makes us feel happy, what we find difficult to cope with and how art can support and nurture us.
The Generation Change project is all about giving young people in Burnley a voice, letting you have your say and working with an artist to form your words into an artwork that will be seen all around the town and maybe beyond.
If you want to take part all you need to do is get in touch with Tina to say how you’re feeling during the lockdown. You can tell her as little or as much as you like, what’s good, bad & in between, what’s annoying you, what’s frightening you, what’s comforting you? Your words will be then be used to develop the finished artwork.
Here are a few examples of things people have sent to Tina:
‘All I’ve done is lie down & eat!’
‘I’m trying really hard not to cry’
‘I’ve made up a game called ‘Lost Object Hunt’. The aim of the game is to recreate the feeling of joy when you find something that you thought was lost!’
If you want to take part you can DM Tina Dempsey on Instagram @tinadempseyartist or you can send your words to @blazearts_ or @superslowway or email Tina at firstname.lastname@example.org
Your information will be treated as confidential and no names will be shown. If you are under 18 please ask for your parents/guardians’ permission before writing in.