SIXTEEN national touring exhibition comes to Ellesmere Port Library

25 September 2019

SIXTEEN, a national touring exhibition that asks “What’s it like to be sixteen years old now?” has arrived at Ellesmere Port Library.

Craig Easton invited fellow photographers to join him and collaborate with more than one hundred and seventy young people from across the UK to explore their hopes, fears and aspirations.

A series of portraits selected from the wider SIXTEEN portfolio appears in an exhibition at Ellesmere Port Library curated by Year 10 students from Whitby High School.

This has been in partnership with photography organisation, Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool.  The work included is by David Copeland, Craig Easton, Jillian Edelstein, Stuart Freedman, Kate Peters, Michelle Sank, and Abbie Trayler-Smith.  The exhibition is on display until 27 October.
Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing, Councillor Louise Gittins said: “The young people teamed up over a number of months to choose the images, with the sixteen-year-olds’ accompanying stories, which they felt related most closely to their own lives. They’ve also produced a booklet with more information about each of the photographers’ work which is available in the library for visitors to read.”

Whitby High School students and teachers, along with David Copeland (one of the SIXTEEN photographers) and Andy Yates (Open Eye Creative Producer) were joined by BA Photography first year students from the University of Salford at the official launch on Thursday 19 September at the library.

Details of SIXTEEN can be found at and on the Open Eye Art Gallery website.


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