Future Human

The Future Human project will explore what's in store for humanity and planet earth in the year 2050, delving into the problems we might face as our species evolves, the climate continues to change, and technology advances at an ever-increasing rate. We’ll be recruiting a group of young people to work with scientists and technologists to gather research about cutting-edge technologies and scientific evidence and theories that might give us a glimpse into the future. The group will then go on to produce artworks that represent their findings and imagined ideas for the future, in collaboration with a team of artists. Documentation of the project alongside the artworks produced will form an exhibition in our gallery.

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Future Camp

Know a creative young person who’s interested in science and technology? We’re looking for young people aged 11-17 to take part in an exciting new project. The Future Human project will explore the endless possibilities for the future of humanity and planet earth, delving into the problems we might face as our species evolves, the climate continues to change, and technology advances at an ever-increasing rate. Over a number of days during the Easter and May holidays, the group will work with scientists and technologists to gather research about cutting-edge technologies and scientific evidence and theories that might give us a glimpse into the future. The group will then go on to produce artworks that represent their findings and imagined ideas for the future, in collaboration with a team of artists. Work produced by the group will become part of an exhibition in our gallery throughout June and July. Recruitment for the Future Human project is now live!

Call for Proposals

We’re looking for artists to work with our group of young people to make artwork that responds to the theme of ‘Future Human’, with a focus on what life might be like in the year 2050. Selected artists will work in collaboration with the group to produce artworks informed and inspired by the work they have done previously during the project. Artists will spend one full day with the group. The proposed project should have a clearly defined outcome (i.e. an animation, a set of images, a sculpture), with a clear route for the group to have their own input based on the work they’ve done previously during the project (i.e. you propose to make an animation with the group and come with your own artistic style, but the group decide what the animation is about on the day with your guidance). This call is open to all artforms and all proposals will be assessed on the quality of the idea. We are however, particularly interested to hear from artists whose work incorporates VR, AR, wearable technology, 3D printing, or concept art.

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