My first appointment as an Associate Artist with MK Gallery. Secret Self(ie) offered young people between the ages of 14 and 18, the opportunity to work with a number of artists, and across art forms on a creative project throughout the summer. I decided to create a photography workshop titled “Coping With Circumstance”.
Occasionally we are met with circumstances and observations that defy simple explanation. A creative response can aid the descriptive process and give individuals an emotional platform. I used the opportunity to help workshop attendees look beyond the surface of things and use photography as a coping mechanism.
The three-day workshop culminated in an exhibition curated by the attendees with my assistance. It was a real success.