Gallery 37 Plus is a multidisciplinary summer school project for young people. It has happened in various cities across the country and Leeds in 2007 and 2008. The project was initiated by Leeds City Council's Arts and Rengeration unit in partnership with numerous cultural organisations across the city. Yvonne curated and co-ordinated the exhibition of the final showcase at the Carriageworks theatre, information about the projects from 2008 is detailed below.


Gallery 37 Plus
Showcase exhibition

Upstairs@Carriageworks and Level 2 Bar.
To illustrate that not all of the arts happen on stage, half of the Gallery 37+ groups have put together artwork for exhibition, which includes light boxes, photography, film, blogs and more.

Media/Journalism
West Leeds CLC

Blogs made by each participant give an insight into the people the group met and the places they visited. Through access to industry standard equipment the group have acquired a plethora of new skills operating cameras, auto-cue, green screen on location recording, editing, soundtrack recording, and lighting.

Photography
Pavilion/Studio 12

The photography group have produced and curated Eyewitness, an exhibition of photographic images that explore issues around crime, youth culture and self- identity. Eyewitness participants have developed technical and creative skills in portrait, forensics and staged crime scene photography. Over the past five weeks the group have collaborated with visiting artists to create a series of images that are deliberately unsettling, challenging us to consider the stories behind them.

Visual Arts
Leeds Met/Archway/Space2

The Visual Arts group have explored the subject of ‘Journey’ through creative mediums including photography, print and digital design. The creative team share their experiences and interpretation of the subject through a series of images. A publication supports the project.

Supporters of Gallery 37 Plus include Atkins, Youth Music, Big Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.