The Saatchi Gallery is specifically geared towards introducing a younger audience of art students and enthusiasts to work at the cutting edge of contemporary art. The facilities - at the Gallery, via the website and in the Gallery classroom for schools - endeavor to ensure that teachers receive the best on-site and outreach support possible for their students.
Our Teachersâ Evenings offer a private view of the current exhibition with a curatorial tour and a drink. The evenings are a fantastic opportunity to become familiar with our exhibitions and obtain ideas for your own teaching. You can also find out more about our education programme, and how we can tailor talks and workshops to suit different groups and learner needs.
Our next Teachersâ Evening will be on Tuesday 3rd October, for the exhibition Iconoclasts: Art Out of the Mainstream. The evening will run from 6:30pm-8:30pm, with a guided tour commencing at 7pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
ADMISSION TO THE GALLERY IS FREE
Group visits to the gallery are free, with free guided tours provided if booked via the Education Department. To download a booking form for school visits and tours click here.
THE WORLDWIDE TRIBE X SEQUOIA ZIFF
August 9th - 31st 2017
Currently on display in the Education Gallery on the second floor is an exhibition by photographer Sequoia Ziff. The photographs were taken at a refugee camp in Southern Greece, as part of a collaborative project with charitable organisation The Worldwide Tribe.
The exhibition affords the viewer an opportunity to connect with the humans behind the headlines. In a time when we find ourselves overwhelmed by negative imagery, and a fear-based narrative driven by the mainstream media, both Ziff and the Worldwide Tribe are working to inspire a more inclusive global community through portraiture and the power of human connection.
Spend a few moments looking into the eyes of each of the individuals in this room, recognise their pain, trauma and struggle. Above all, these portraits hope to give the viewer an insight into each spirit, to feel their strength, resilience, joy and love.
ABOUT THE WORLDWIDE TRIBE
The Worldwide Tribe is a social initiative aiming to highlight the humanity behind world issues and leave a legacy of positive, social change.
Born and raised in LA, photographer Sequoia Ziff has a magical way of merging dreamlike nostalgia with ultimate realness. Her photographs present humanity in a complex light, holding tension with a combination of vulnerability and spirit in striking, monochrome portraits. Her work has been featured in Vogue Italia, Twin and NYLON, and in 2016 was chosen as the featured artist for Summit at Sea.
The MASK Prize is an annual competition for young people under the age of 25 living in Kenya and the surrounding countries. The Prize is in its 3rd year and a selection of submitted artworks are on display in the 2nd floor Education Gallery and the downstairs Education Room.
The MASK Prize challenges and celebrates the creative skills of children, teenagers and young adults from Africa. The works on show at the Saatchi Gallery present multifarious views of the continent, which together offer an image of the vitality and diversity of African culture, as seen by its young people. They are collectively exploring the interwoven relationships between education and social issues, friendships, ecology, nature, cities, design and technologies, reflecting on ideas that can improve their lives and the lives of their communities.
Themed 'The Creative Nation', the competition has been judged by creative professionals from a number of the world's leading art institutions and has awarded 18 prizes of 300,000 KSH (approx. $3,500, supported by Rivers Foundation) in total across four categories - 'Under 13 y/o', 'Visual Art', 'Schools' and 'Music'. The Prize-giving Ceremony took place earlier this year in Nairobi at the Michael Joseph Center in June 2015.
The works on show at the Saatchi Gallery will be shown at the University for the Creative Arts in early 2016.
Praising the outcomes of the project, its director Alla Tkachuk, commented:
âItâs always such a privilege to be able to work with young children to support them in imagining their futures. The MASK Prize is a not-for-profit programme pioneered by the UK creativity education charity âMASK School for Creativity and Innovationâ and aims to show the energy and vision of young people in Africa.â
Dr Terry Perk from the University for the Creative Arts, whose MA Curatorial Practice students are installing the show at the Saatchi Gallery, said:
âWeâre really excited to be involved in such an inspiring project. The range of work on show, from collages by four year-old nursery children through to musical performances developed by musicians in their early twenties, demonstrates the value of art as a tool for enabling us to enjoy, reflect on and create the worlds we live in.â
Sponsors: The Kenyan newspaper The Star (Media Partner), UCA (curating), Rivers Foundation (the prizes), as well as MASK Friends, The Linbury Trust, The Saatchi Gallery (venue).
EXHIBITIONS IN THE SAATCHI GALLERY/DEUTSCHE BANK ART PRIZE GALLERY
The exhibition on display is the result of a partnership between Northumberland Park Community School, The Princeâs Foundation for Children and the Arts and the Saatchi Gallery. The project began in April and was completed on 30th June 2014. The lead artist on the project was Jack Brown.