Young Critics Feedback: Tall Tales

Tall Tales Feedback

Tall Tales Wall

As the Young Critics project comes to an end, the young women have been reflecting on the experiences they’ve had during their time with us, including their big trip to London. In April, six of the Young Critics traveled there to see the launch of Tall Tales, a touring exhibition featuring women artists that will culminate here in Glasgow in the fall.

Their time at Tall Tales included a creative writing workshop (which can be read here), based on artist Lauren Sagars “A Call for Cloth” project. However, that was only one wonderful aspect of a whirlwind trip spent viewing the moving and innovative art. After their time at the Tall Tales exhibitions had ended, the Young Critics were asked to fill out a short feedback form about their expectations and their experience:

Shamso:

What did you want to get out of this trip?

I wanted to get an insight into art curation, and also to learn more about the artist and their work in the Tall Tales exhibition

What did you gain?

I was happy we were given the freedom to interpret the works as we saw fit, and I enjoyed the performance art aspect (at the Freud Museum)

What could have been improved?

I wish we got to do more interactive workshops and had a longer time to fully immerse ourselves into the art.

Emily:

What did you want to get out of this trip?

I wanted a fun experience and to see the Tall Tales exhibition, as well as learn more about the artists.

What did you gain?

I got an amazing super fun time jam packed full of interesting art and new people as well as a lot of stimulating discussion.

What could have been improved?

Things that could have been better would be more time, as we ran out of time seeing all the art and didn’t get to see everything

Rachel:

What did you want to get out of this trip?

I wanted to see all of the woman artists’ art work and the performances.

What did you gain?

I gained more knowledge about the different artists at the venues especially the Freud Museum. I also gained how the artists think and how they came up with the ideas.

What could have been improved?

I would say if we had more time because everything was so rushed and timed.

Beth:

What did you want to get out of this trip?

I wanted to spend time with the other Young Critics and have fun whilst seeing cool things. I wanted to be engaged by what we saw and gain some useful knowledge, insights, and evidence to bring back to GWL.

What did you gain?

We definitely gained knowledge, evidence, and insights. I gained a much better understanding of the art involved in the exhibition as well the venues involved and their backgrounds. The talk at the Freud Museum was especially beneficial as we were able to hear from the artists points of view as well as hear discussions about the pieces and the relationship between art and psychotherapy/analysis which I found particularly interesting. I enjoyed the time spent at Swiss Cottage Library too.

What could have been improved?

The creative writing session was really interesting but I felt as though everyone was slightly tired and bemused as we had gone straight from the train so perhaps just a half an hour break would have been beneficial. Some more time for reflection would also improve the trip as rushing around from place to place left little time to take in surroundings or digest what had just been done.

Tall Tales Kirstin

To find out more info about Tall Tales, including venues, schedules, and the artists involved, please click here!

 To see what the Young Critics have been working on, come to their exhibition launch on June 2nd at GWL! Information about this event can be found here.

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