Press Release

Tate Liverpool helps Everton youngsters 'Find Their Talent'

A new exhibition opens at Tate Liverpool this week, showcasing the work of young people from Everton’s Albion Youth and Community Centre.

Find Your Talent: Albion at Tate
Sunday 4 April – Sunday 11 April 2010

A new exhibition opens at Tate Liverpool this week, showcasing the work of young people from Everton’s Albion Youth and Community Centre.  The project is part of Liverpool City Region’s Find Your Talent pathfinder, led by National Museums Liverpool, a government initiative which aims to get young people into creative and cultural activities.

Albion Africa, African Albion is an exhibition of work created and curated by a group of young people and inspired by the artists in Tate Liverpool’s current special exhibition Afro Modern: Journeys through the Black Atlantic.

The youngsters created their exciting new work following consultation with artist Laurence Payot and artist and youth worker Osaretin Felix Ologbosere.  Also on display in the exhibition will be a contemporary media and dance video of performance by Breckfield Young People’s Project (BYPP), also created in response to Afro Modern.

Tate Liverpool’s Youth and Community Curator, Cathriona Burke, said, ‘The young people involved in Albion at Tate were completely new to the arts when they started out.  We hope they will go on to become young leaders, encouraging their peers to get involved in the arts too.’

The young people will be working with Tate’s art handlers to hang their work in the gallery on Friday 2 April and will host their own exhibition launch on Saturday 3 April. 

Editor notes

Liverpool City Region is one of ten pathfinder areas across England to pilot Find Your Talent, a £25m government initiative that offers children and young people regular involvement with arts and culture both in and out of school.  

Find Your Talent ensures that all children and young people have access to the wide range of quality and sustained cultural experiences they deserve, both in and out of school. Cultural experiences are essential to enabling children and young people to unlock their talent and realise their potential.

Led by National Museums Liverpool, the pilot programme has been developed in partnership with leading arts organisations in the city including The Bluecoat, FACT, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Tate Liverpool and Unity Theatre. Principal partners include Curious Minds, Culture Liverpool, Liverpool City Council, Knowsley MBC and St Helens Council.

Find Your Talent is funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Department for Children, Schools and Families, Arts Council England and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council.