Soft Touch Arts, Leicester

Our involvement with the Generation Art exhibition has had a positive impact on how we curate, design and hang our exhibitions.

The opportunity for our young people to work alongside professional curators and designers has given them a really useful insight into the process.

Seeing the exhibition installed at Turner Contemporary, then receiving it to install in our own venue has given us a benchmark which will set the quality for our future work.

Vince Attwood, Co-director of Soft Touch Arts

Family workshop at Soft Touch Arts, Leicester
Workshop, Soft Touch Arts, Leicester

Soft Touch Arts and New Walk Museum and Art Gallery harnessed Generation Art as the inspiration for a series of free interactive events and activities led by artists and encouraging local audiences, especially families, to get involved.

Carmel Ashberry Sharpe is based with Soft Touch Arts and has compiled an Evaluation Champion’s blog of all the the activities going on.

The exhibition also includes a new Generation ART commission by artist Sian Watson Taylor.

Coordinated by The Spark Arts for Children and in collaboration with young people from Soft Touch Arts, the commission has resulted in an installation of cubed Perspex sculptures, sited between and within the two exhibition sites which capture the response of young people to the artworks on display, as well as a ‘conversation booth’ where visitors can share their ideas and feelings about the project.