Making Their Mark
Youth art is now on show at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), in an exhibition of works produced through the innovative Make Your Mark program.
Made possible with funding from Detached Cultural Organisation, Make Your Mark is delivered through the museum’s art education program AccessArt in partnership with five local councils in the Greater Hobart region: Glenorchy City, Clarence City, Hobart City, Brighton and Kingborough.
Through the project, TMAG aims to support local councils to provide an art program in the community for youth at risk aged between 13 and 23, outside of a formal education setting or school environment.
The media – street art – and the theme of ‘Freedom’ were chosen in consultation with the project partners for the inaugural Make Your Mark program in 2014.
Young people have been working alongside professional artists over the past few months in order to develop their technical skills and professional awareness.
Through this process, the young participants have produced murals for public display in each council area as well as works for an exhibition at TMAG.
The public outcome of an exhibition at the state museum and art gallery is a great recognition and celebration of the achievement and effort by all the project participants.
Through AccessArt, TMAG is leading the way in innovative art education both at the museum and out in the community through outreach initiatives and projects such as Make Your Mark.
Make Your Mark: Freedom is on show in the Bond Store Basement from Saturday, 19 July until Sunday, 3 August 2014.