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Westminster Creative Collective: A city wide exhibition of young people's responses to 2020. Submit your artwork or express an interest in taking part here!

Westminster Creative Collective

*Exciting News* Our Virtual Exhibition is open! Check out the amazing work of the Westminster Creative Collective here. 

We received over 250 amazing submissions by young Westminster artists which are all showcased on our virtual gallery. We then showcased 120 selected works in Victoria, Paddington, Queens Park and Westminster Reference Library in July 2021. At these libraries we held a public vote, where you could vote for your favourite. This vote narrowed down 30 works which was then showcased in The Saatchi Gallery for the month of August 2021.

The Creative Collective was based off 2020 and how it has been a significant moment for all of us; can anyone remember a time when life had to change so quickly for so many? The experiences of COVID-19, lockdown and the re-emergence of the Black Lives Matter movement have also had a profound impact on many of us. Creativity can help us make sense of it all and people have been creating art in different forms to help communicate and express their feelings. 

At the council, we wanted to share and celebrate the creativity of Westminster’s brilliant young people by hosting a series of events.

The artwork we received varied from audio clips, short films, poems, paintings, drawings, statements or digital work that were related to the following themes: 

  • Lockdown
  • Resilience and hope
  • Community 
  • Black Lives Matter

We are excited to announce that The Creative Collective will be back in 2022, where we will showcase the winning works in a variety of exhibitions.

We would like to thank children’s services, schools, libraries, archives, The Saatchi Gallery and all our partners supporting this work. For any questions or enquiries, please email us on citylions@westminster.gov.uk. 

Thank you for all of your support during the Creative Collective, without you - we would not be able to return next year!

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