In this first post I’ll try to bring everyone up to speed on what is Tate Collective and what is Hyperlink.
According to our site ‘Tate Collective is a space for young creative to discover, share and discuss art.’ Really we’re just a large family! Made up of young people aged 15-25, we get the chance to materialise loads of amazing ideas into events like this one, for example the crafting of the Undercurrent festival (which was incredible). This makes my role especially awesome, as not only am I one of the youngest, but also a TC newbie, so being a part of the planning committee feels immense. It’s great, seeing all the different ideas for things from workshops down to food come together, the performers we’ve managed to book and seeing ideas, (including my own if I do say so) have influence on such a massive event.
Like this post, Hyperlink is the first event of the Circuit programme. Circuit will conduct eight (yes a whopping EIGHT) festivals around the country with the aim being to engage us young people with the visual arts. Through being involved with Tate Collective I’ve come to know that experiencing art is a whole other world from the dull stereotype.
Without giving too much away I must say that Hyperlink is looking to be the greatest weekend of the year. Hyperlink looks at the idea of six degrees of separation by breaking down art and exploring through workshops the six mediums of architecture, fashion, graphic design, illustration, industrial design and photography. Leading these workshops we’ll have big names from each of these fields (lips sealed). I’m itching to go to the in-depth workshops, luckily it’s only a month left to go!
26–28 April 2013 in the Tanks at Tate Modern, London
So do not miss out!
Effy, Tate Collective