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Call out for young curators!

Updated: Aug 17, 2022

Climate. Emergency. Justice.

The Turnpike Gallery in Leigh is looking to develop an exhibition exploring some of the urgent issues around the climate emergency and climate justice.

We want the project to be created by a team of young people and presented to the public in the Turnpike Gallery from April-June 2023.

The exhibition will be developed as a result of extensive research and discussion from May – December 2022 and could include artworks in a range of media, from photography, video and sculpture to poetry and performance.

There will be scope to consider how artists and activists have communicated the urgency of our climate situation, and what solutions there might be for us to consider. There will be opportunities to ‘go and see’ other projects as part of our research and invite professionals to share their opinions and expertise. There may be a chance to partner with an overseas organisation or group of people who are already experiencing the direct impact of climate change.

Who we are looking for

We are keen to connect with young people aged 16-25 who are resident or studying in the borough of Wigan interested in taking part.

We are looking for young people with an interest in how the Arts communicate global and local issues in powerful ways.

You may be at school and looking to go to sixth form college to pursue arts or science A levels. You may be an art student currently pursuing a degree and wondering about a career. You may be a recent graduate looking to get work in a gallery or museum. You may have started a job but concerned about your longer-term future in light of global issues. You may be a young parent worried about your family’s wellbeing. You may be a political activist, wanting to challenge attitudes which prevent solutions from being agreed.

If you are interested in being involved or want to find out more, then just get in touch! If you have any questions or would like to visit the gallery, then contact us:

The Turnpike Gallery Civic Square Leigh WN7 1EB 01942 404469


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