by Anika, Marcin and Maisie – the Young Exhibition Producers
We’re working with Bristol Museum & Art Gallery to produce an additional exhibition to complement Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing using objects from the museum’s collection.
We are paid freelancers developing an exhibition of museum objects, currently unseen and in storage, that complements the themes and ideas in Leonardo’s work.
This project is a stepping stone for us to apply our arts practice and develop new skills working in a museum exhibition team.
It also gives Bristol Museum & Art Gallery a chance to explore their collections in a new way, to learn new ideas from emerging creatives professionals, and to be able to consider the ways we can engage new younger audiences from a more diverse range of backgrounds.
Hey, I’m Anika! I am 23 years old, born in Ipswich with Bangladeshi heritage. I moved to Bristol to study Fine Art.
As a multidisciplinary artist, I create work ranging from playful and interactive installations to performances intervening the female body and exploring the occupation of space. I’m also currently working on a collective residency with other POC artists at The Vestibules in Bristol.
It’s exciting to be involved in this project and to have the chance to infiltrate a museum space and create better accessibility for young people and people of colour. I’m really looking forward to working with other young creatives, to collaborate and produce an exciting project next to the famous Leonardo da Vinci. Check out some of my artwork on Rising Arts Agency
My name is Marcin Gawin, I am 24 years old and I was born and raised in Czestochowa, Poland.
After finishing high school I moved to the UK to attend university. I spent three years in Cheltenham and from September 2016 I have been living and working in Bristol.
I am a trans-disciplinary artist. My work spans multiple media and forms including performance art, video, sound, painting, sculpture and text. The most exciting thing about this project is to work with artefacts of such huge cultural value to expand my own research as well as meeting and learning from museum staff and colleagues.
My name is Maisie and I am 19 years of age. I started off as a visual artist and I like to explore the human form and geometry in my work.
Over the past year I have done some freelance work and created an art installation at Shambala. I also produced a stage for a wellbeing festival. My greatest accomplishment so far is to be the winner of the 2018 Bristol Young Heroes award in arts and culture for my efforts and contribution to the industry.
Curating is new to me and it’s very exciting to be trusted with the creative reins of a space in a public gallery and produce an exhibition as part of a team of emerging artists. This is a challenge for me and I am learning as I experience things. I really love the feel of getting stuck into something new and seeing creative ideas develop into a reality over time.