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Impressions Gallery


Launch of This Is Me, Start schools public artwork

Mon, 7th Jul, 2014

This Is Me is a personal new piece of public artwork created by young people taking part in Impressions Start programme, supported by The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts.

Over 200 students aged 13 to 16 from Samuel Lister Academy, Grange Technology College and Buttershaw Business and Enterprise College have been part of a year-long series of workshops both in their school and at Impressions Gallery. These workshops have developed their understanding of photography and how it can shape our view of the world.

Students have also worked with Bradford based multimedia artist Shanaz Gulzar. Each student took part in digital photography workshops, using professional studio equipment to take inspiring portraits of each other. They developed research and editing skills to add other images they feel represent their character and interests.

Through digital manipulation, the students show us their developing identities, their multiple interests and aspirations.

The accompanying short film features a sequence of students’ portraits, morphing from one face into the next, bringing to life their changing emotions. The film is shown in Impressions’ reception area and on Bradford’s Big Screen throughout the exhibition.

Impressions Gallery would like to thank The Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts, all of the teachers, technical staff and students in our partner schools, Shanaz Gulzar and Bradford Big Screen.

This Is Me installation

This Is Me installation