I Am Me is a chance for audiences to see new artworks including film, photography, poetry and sculpture made by the young women alongside other artworks they have curated before the show tours to schools and other venues across the city region in the new year.
There will also be free performances and workshops taking place throughout Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th December (more information below).
Alongside their own sculptures, drawings and poems, the group have also selected a number of artworks created by artists and young people in St Helens that resonated with them and the themes explored in the exhibition:
Artworks on display include
Running on Fumes
A film by Caroline Smith in collaboration with ten young people exploring their experiences of St Helens High Street, the impact of Covid-19, and their hopes for the future. Find out more: https://www.heartofglass.org.uk/projects-and-events/projects/running-on-fumes
A animated short film by Amy Pennington exploring connection, identity, representation and celebrating queer icons past and present: https://www.heartofglass.org.uk/project-and-events/events/queer-treatment-a-new-animated-film-by-artist-amy-pennington
A new zine* for young women, by young women celebrating their voices, views and interests. PARRTY is a project by Kate Hodgson in collaboration with girls and young women living in and around Parr St Helens. (*a zine is DIY / self published magazine) https://www.heartofglass.org.uk/projects-and-events/projects/parrty
Level the Playing Field
A new sculptural work created by Sophie Mahon exploring and incorporating the responses of 6000 school children in St Helens collected as part of #DearStHelens, which asked the children of our town ‘what does a child-friendly borough look like and feel like to live in?’. The sculpture represents children and young people’s collective concerns and hopes for the future, with imagery and text taken directly from their responses.
Free Drop-In Sessions
Sat 11th Dec - Watch MD Creatives pop their amazing dance routines. Performances at 11am and 3pm.
Sun 12th Dec - ‘Make your own zine’ workshop hosted by artist Kate Hodgson - all materials provided and no previous experience is necessary.
The group, who range in age from 15-25 have been working with professional artist Sophie Mahon over the last year. Together with Sophie they have been developing their experience in different art forms including film, photography, poetry, sculpture, installation, exploring issues that are important to them and supporting one another to develop their creativity.
Tyrers Building is now in the care of MD Creatives who manage this site as a creative and artistic hub for the people of St Helens. We are proud to partner with MD Creatives and present I Am Me as Tyrers first art exhibition.