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During February 2020 Creative Circuit Huntingdon invited artists age 11 – 18 across Cambridgeshire to respond to the theme of Difficult Truths through an open-call.

Work will be displayed in 2020 on the Difficult Truths exhibition website. To view the website, click here.

Difficult Truths

The exhibition developed through members of Creative Circuit Huntingdon initiating the idea of developing an exhibition of young people’s work at Wysing.

The group have worked with Wysing studio artist Damaris Athene to develop the theme and call out for the exhibition, resulting in wide-ranging discussions across thought processes, different perspectives and dystopias.The theme of Difficult Truths was chosen by the group to reflect issues young people face including concerns around climate change, mental health, bullying, fake news and the challenges of identity in the age of social media. Creative Circuit Huntingdon want to open out conversations around difficult subjects that are often not discussed, and hope that sharing these ideas through art work can inspire others to talk more.

Artists age 11 – 18 are invited to continue to submit work to the exhibition digitally. For more information and to submit work, please click here.

About Creative Circuit Huntingdon

Creative Circuit Huntingdon are a group of young people in Huntingdon who meet regularly to work on peer-led collaborative projects.

Previous projects have included making zines, creating an animations, interviewing artists, planning events and organising exhibitions. Creative Circuit is about experimenting with different ways of experiencing and making art, facilitated by practicing artists with Wysing Arts Centre. As part of the curating project, young people have had the opportunity to work towards a Bronze Arts Award.

What young people have said about Creative Circuit Huntingdon:

‘It [has] made me get out of my comfort zone & try new things’

‘I saw that art can be a lot of things, it’s just how you see it’

 ‘[I’ve learnt] that I don't need to be anxious trying new things’

Access

If you have any questions about accessing the online exhibition, submitting work or any other queries please email education@wysingartscentre.org.