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 Teachers' 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.
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.
â€˜THIS IS MEâ€™
May 28 - June 5 2018
This Is Me will feature self-portraits directed by a group of young people raised in residential and foster care and is displayed with accompanying monologues. The exhibition explores the relationship between place and identity as experienced by young people leaving care in London.
Having grown up in an environment of constant uncertainty, for the participants, long-term stable relationships and a secure home are not things which are taken for granted. London, then, becomes a sanctuary of memories created in different places, with childhood memories in one place, a school and foster home in another and supported accommodation in yet another part of the capital.
This exhibition invites individuals to discover the stories behind the statistics. Individuals who have taken part in the exhibition have been empowered by the opportunity to share their story in their own words.
The Drive Forward Foundation are keen to continue sharing their stories, which have left other young adults leaving care feeling empowered and provided the basis for a greater understanding from Londoners who have left the exhibition with a new perspective on the challenges faced by care leavers.
Admission is FREE
Drive Forward Foundation:
The Drive Forward Foundation is a small London based charity which supports young adults who have left the care system and gone into employment:
"Care leavers face a number of hurdles when transitioning into adulthood and independence. A third of people sleeping on the streets come from a care background. About 40% of young care leavers are NEET and half of them are dealing with mental health issues. This unique project invites you to discover the people behind the statistics, their stories and take on reality" Martha Wansbrough, Founder and CEO of Drive Forward Foundation
SAATCHI GALLERY MAGAZINE ART & MUSIC LOVE ART YOUNG ARTIST PRIZE 2018
June 11th - July 19th 2018
Following on from this very popular competition of artwork entries from all over the world, a display and live auction at The Cass Art Space, Islington, which showcased 13 shortlisted artists, the Saatchi Gallery is excited to be exhibiting the final 4 prize winners.
Categories and winners include: 11-17 Prize
Sam Maxwell (17) Rural/Urban
Fine Art Prize
Miranda Pissarides (29) Sliding Orchids
Mike Curley (22) Divagate
Digital Art Prize
Alice Wade (17) The Pits
LOVE ART Young Artist Prize 2018 was open to entrants between the ages of 11-29 who evidenced exciting potential, innovative ideas and originality in process.
As part of the prize, Saatchi Gallery Magazine: Art & Music will make a selection of 50 artists to publish in a special one-off issue of the magazine in Summer 2018.
The magazine will be distributed from the Saatchi Gallery, offering wide ranging exposure to a significant audience, including art professionals and visitors to the gallery.
"Since the launch of The Saatchi Gallery Magazine: Art & Music in 2008, we have been committed to encouraging and supporting young artists and musicians to develop long-term careers in fine art and the creative industries. This has been reflected in our content and choice of writers; our focus has always been on grass-roots trends alongside artists and musicians who exist and succeed outside of the mainstream. We are now on the look-out for young artists who are thinking about art as a career, who are already studying or have recently graduated" Art & Music Publications
Admission is FREE
The exhibition will be on display in the Education Gallery on L2.
The Saatchi Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of the Lead Creative Schools Scheme, which will be showing in both the Education Room on LG and in the Education Gallery on L2. The exhibition will feature a range of work from pupils from Pencoed Primary School and artist Haf Weighton.
Launched in 2015, the Lead Creative Schools Scheme project invited artists to go in to schools to work on long and short term projects, as part of using creativity to raise attainment in core subjects such as Numeracy and Literacy. Thousands of schools in Wales have benefitted from this unique project, which has promoted both pupils core skills and creativity. The project is funded by the Arts Council of Wales and is called The Arts Council of Wales Lead Creative Schools Scheme.
Featured in this exhibition, artist Haf Weighton worked for over a term in the Welsh Valleys with Pencoed Primary School. The project she led was based around using textile art to raise attainment in numeracy and around raising self-esteem amongst a core group of children.
The group of Year 4 children (originally 18, but grew to 80 children in total), were learning about the Stuarts as their theme for the term. The children designed their own versions of the Union Jack and created drawings to represent their interests and identities. The numeracy element of the project included using symmetry and long division to work out composition and pattern, as well as running a successful Stuarts tea party (with a shop run by the students within it) at the school.
The childrenâ€™s work was originally exhibited at Hearth Gallery in Wales. In taking part in this project, teachers at Pencoed Primary saw a significant increase in the childrenâ€™s academic levels when they completed their national tests at the end of the academic year. The opportunity to see their work up in a professional gallery also saw a marked difference in the childrenâ€™s self-esteem. Many pupils had never visited a professional gallery before.
As part of the exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, pupils will be invited to travel up from Wales and attend an activity led tour and presentation of their exhibition.