I went to a great photographic exhibition at Newcastle upon Tyne City library today. A few months ago my daughter enrolled on a digital photography course run by the Digital Voice project (funded by, among others, Newcastle City Council) for 11 to 18 year olds. The course (which was, incidentally, free of charge !) culminated in each youngster producing a portfolio of work, elements of which form the basis of the exhibition. The resulting images are excellent and demonstrate a range of acquired photographic, visual art and digital skills. For the most part, I understand that the images were produced using the Apple iPad and Snapseed imaging software. The exhibition can still be viewed, during next week, in the main entrance (2nd. floor) of the City library. If you can’t make it in person, the images can be seen by clicking the above link to the on-line gallery. It is also hoped that these and other images will form part of the NewcastleGateshead Juice festival (25 October – 3 November, 2013) [see http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/juice-home ] .
The young image-makers involved were clearly very proud of their achievements and rightly so – it’s nice to see that there is still support and encouragement of the arts, particularly for younger children and teenagers. Well done and particular thanks to tutors Julie and Robin of Digital Voice and to the funding agencies. Keep up the good work.