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Youth Forum

The Youth Forum are a group of young people aged 14 – 21 who work with the Gallery to give their views on its activities, Collections and exhibitions.

The group meet once a month to:

  • Suggest new ideas for interpretation and displays
  • Create and deliver events for young people
  • Provide advice on social media, marketing and publicity
  • Visit exhibitions and share reviews
  • See behind the scenes at the Gallery

The Youth Forum is a great way to get involved in art and portraiture, meet new people, challenge yourself and add to your CV.

Aged 14-21 and interested in joining Youth Forum? Email [email protected] with ‘Youth Forum’ as the subject and your name, date of birth and your email contact.

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