Since the program launched in September, twelve teen artists have been meeting regularly to explore the language of photography in historical and contemporary art, consider the role of the photograph in cultural expression, and the potential of the medium in their individual practices.
Code Switching operates out of Art Lab in partnership with the Vancouver Island Regional Library. Through workshops led by professional artists, field trips to galleries, and studio explorations, and mentorship, this two-year program offers young people in our community the opportunity to become fluent in the language(s) of contemporary art, engage in meaningful dialogue about art and ideas, explore art making techniques. and experiment with new forms of expression.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of BC Arts Council for funding this youth engagement initiative.