Project at Towner for artistic teens

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ARTISTIC teenagers are being told to take their talent down to the Towner during the summer holidays to join in with a week of art projects.

Between Tuesday, August 21 and Friday, August 24, the award-winning contemporary art museum wants young people aged between 13 and 19 to become part of the venue’s GENERATE Crew – the name organisers have given to its latest arts initiative.

Over the seven days teenagers from the town can join in with a host of artists and pick up some of their skills, all for free.

On the opening day, graffiti artist Tom Goulden will be there to help create a large scale, group landscape using graffiti pens and paint, while on Wednesday, August 22, photographer Lynn Weddle will on hand to help people perfect their photography skills in her self-portrait studio workshop.

Artist Hannah Coxeter will be leading proceedings on the following two days, getting the budding Banksys and Bacons to collect a raft of images on paper and fabric which will then be packed up and posted to another gallery.

Sessions take place from 2pm until 4pm daily and on the Friday friends and family will be invited to come and see what everyone has created before it’s taken home.

Eastbourne Borough Council’s head of tourism, Councillor Neil Stanley, hoped the project might unearth some of the hidden talent in Eastbourne. He said, “Towner is offering a great opportunity for young people to get creative during the summer holidays with some fantastic contemporary artists working in a variety of mediums like photography and graffiti.

“Whether you’re enthusiastic about art or you’re just looking for something fun and free to do in the summer holidays, if you’re aged 13 - 19 come along and get involved.”

For more information or to put your child’s name down, email sarah.bolland@eastbourne.gov.uk or visit www.generatetowner.org.uk.