The Artist is Growing

The Artist is Growing celebrates the work created by members of the National Art and Design Saturday Club at the University of Leeds.

The exhibition focuses on how these students have found their individual creative voices through the process of collaboration.

The National Art and Design Saturday Club responds to the lack of government funding to arts education in schools by providing a free weekly arts programme for 13-16 year olds. The aim of the National Saturday Club is to build young people’s confidence and skills, raise awareness of art and design subjects and to increase aspirations to higher education.

Taking place in the Common Room in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, the show takes over the space where the National Art and Design Saturday Club meets. Channelling the collaborative and experimental ethos of the club, the display adopts their method of working by collaging their pieces to create the installation.

For the exhibition, the young artists shared their perspectives on their experiences of the National Saturday Club. Their statements are an integral part of the installation.

This exhibition is curated by MA students from the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. It forms part of the wider programme for a celebration of 70 years of Fine Art at the University of Leeds.

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Designed by a Club Member, National Art and Design Saturday Club at the University of Leeds.