Exploring Contemporary Art Week

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Past Event

This event was on 15-18 August | 10.30am-4pm 

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Exploring Contemporary Art Week

15-18 August | 10.30am-4pm

15-19? Enjoy making art with others? Spend a week collaborating with artist and grassroots organiser Liv Wynter and other young people on this year’s Exploring Contemporary Art Week.

Join Liv and the chaotic collective that make up sell out live art night How To Catch A Pig as we create our own performance work (dare we say it, a party). HTCAP is a creative exploration of UK politics, and how we can create a better, safer world for each other. Expect time to make banners, placards, poems, manifestos, music, papier mâché, and some very reasonable demands. The revolution needs you!

This free week-long programme for young people from East London, will be led by trans working class artist Liv Wynter, and will be filled with experimentation, workshops from guest artists, and space to chat, dream and create.

Apply here 

Exploring Contemporary Art Week is open to young people aged 15-19, with priority given to those based in East London Boroughs, and those from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the arts. No previous art experience is necessary.

Places will be allocated throughout the application period, so we encourage applying early to avoid disappointment.


*This event was previously advertised as taking place from 14-18 August 2023, however due to a change in circumstance it will now run from 15-18 August 2023.

About Liv Wynter

Liv Wynter is a trans and working class grassroots organiser and performer bouncing between SE15 and N15. They create live art, sometimes alone but more often with bands and collectives.

Their sellout night, How To Catch A Pig, is a celebration of creatives who also organise against the state with a focus of queer and trans performers and has a sibling night called How To Catch A Poet. Their band press.release, and their DJ/MC double act Dance Mums are residents. You can catch Pig this year at Latitude festival!

They spent 2022 touring stadiums with Queer House Party, playing Secret Garden Party, Boomtown, Wilderness, Latitude and Sziget, and being banned from the Southbank Centre for decapitating the queen. They are currently in residence at Museum of Homelessness. They have written 2 plays (Rise of the Refrain ‘21, And So The Choir Gathers ‘19) which both featured live punk music, untrained performers, and sold out their runs.

Liv previously worked at The Outside Project, an LGBTIQ+ homeless shelter and was part of the team that opened STAR Refuge, London’s first LGBTIQ domestic violence refuge, during covid. Liv is a dedicated abolitionist grass roots organiser and stands in solidarity with all groups organising against oppression. Quit your job, join a band, start a gang.

Find out more about our Youth Programme for 15-24s and our youth collective Duchamp & Sons here.

Please email Amelia Oakley, Curator: Youth Programmes on duchampandsons@whitechapelgallery.org if you have any questions about this programme.