WYPW X Kirklees Children’s Biennale project – the story so far!

Ink and rollers at the ready! WYPW X Kirklees Children’s Biennale project gets underway.

Those eagle eyed amongst you will be aware that behind the scenes we have been quietly planning our workshops as part of the Children’s Biennale (read all about it on our earlier post).

Yr12 BTEC students at Huddersfield New College finally got the chance to get stuck in this week and have been busy designing and printing their wallpaper lengths in preparation for the exhibition of the work at our Unit 2 pop up in Huddersfield. Inspired by their experiences over the course of the pandemic; they have been drawing, carving and printing their ideas, working together to produce a fabulous selection of designs.

One of our artist tutors working on the project is printmaker Sam Groom who was rushed off her feet making sure the workshops were a success in quite a tight turn around; “I really enjoyed working with Lydia (Green; Course Leader) and the students at the College. I was made to feel very welcome, and the students were enthusiastic and engaged throughout the workshops. They produced great results and collaborated on the printing really well!”.
We regularly work on a range of community focused initiatives, relishing the opportunity to engage with all members of our extended audience and encourage collaboration between arts organisations, practicing printmakers and the next generation of creatives. Caro, our education coordinator, has really enjoyed pulling this project together and is looking forward to seeing it all come to fruition in a few weeks time. “It’s a wonderful feeling to support artists and inspire young people about the joys of printmaking and potential career directions. It makes us proud to be able to do what we do.”
The rollers will keep printing for a few more sessions yet but we hope you enjoy this sneak peak of the work the students have been creating and are as excited as us to see all the final lengths as part of the Biennale celebrations in June. Further details to follow!