An exciting new exhibition ‘Young Contemporaries’ features photography, glass, ceramics and masks made by young people in the Lybster area over summer and in the last school term.
The Photography was created at this years inaugural Young Persons Summer class at Seaview House, also known as LLCCDC; Lybster Latheron Clyth Community Development Company.
Tom Briscoe, Centre Manager LLCCDC explains ‘The initial idea was to introduce young people to professional photography using professional cameras. The group explored photography techniques using a DSLR camera, which included depth of field, composition and so forth’.
The class, taught by local professional photographer Angus Mackay composed of four talented young photographers from the Lybster area; Eilidh McPhee, Findlay Gunn, Mackenzie Gordon and Skye Waterson. The exhibition features photographs and a slide show of the work made over the summer, with a stunning array of images captured around Lybster and portraiture of the young photographers themselves.
Included in the exhibition is work made at Community Design House, North Lands Creative, with students from year 6 & 7 at Lybster Primary School, as part of Friday afternoon options. Twelve young people visited Community Design House over the last 6 weeks to make ceramics and masks with Learning and Engagement Officer; Merran Gunn.
‘I have so enjoyed working with this amazing group of school kids’ says Merran. ‘The creative expression and range of work made by the group was matched by incredible focus and ability to learn new skills and have fun and experiment. It has been a wonderful opportunity to be able to display this, and the Young Photographers’ work, in the beautiful setting of the North Lands Creative Gallery’.
Also exhibited are glass art pieces made at Community Design House, by young people at the ‘Youth Glas Festival’ in the summer. This collaborative glass installation follows a lively theme of under the sea.
Community Design House is a community arts project at North Lands Creative funded by Aspiring Communities Fund and Creative Scotland.
The Young Persons Photography Summer Class as LLCCDC was funded by the Lybster and Tannach Community Benefit Fund.