A group of local artists aged 5-15 have added a colourful twist to some of York’s most iconic landmarks – as part of a new display at Bar Convent.
York charity New Visuality, which works with disadvantaged communities to create cultural experiences, have collaborated with these young artists to reimagine the city’s heritage using photos and AI technology to create digital artwork.
They visited the Bar Convent and other heritage sites to find inspiration for their work.
The artwork will be on display at the Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre in York from Friday 7 July to Saturday 23 September 2023.
Charity co-director Greg McGee said, “This project has brought so much joy to our young artists and is a microcosm of what Bar Convent continues to do so well, which is to intersect tradition and technology.
“The future is indeed bright.”
The exhibition is titled COLOUR!. There will also be the opportunity to create your own art in the Bar Convent’s garden, with an outdoor sketch space complete with easels and drawing materials.
Dr Hannah Thomas, special collections manager, said “We are thrilled to be involved in this wonderful project that has enabled us to host these amazing and talented young people.
“Many young people feel that museums are not for them, and perhaps have a perception of them being boring and dusty places. With the fantastic work done by New Visuality, we can begin to change that idea, and show that heritage is for everyone.”
Take a look at some of the artwork that will be on display below.
To find out more and to book your visit to Bar Convent, visit their website here.
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