Since October 2021, eight young artists from across England have been creating new digital work as part of Wysing Arts Centre’s AMPlify programme.
The work was showcased here online on Thursday 28 April, 7–8pm. A Twitch thread accompanied the livestream.
Spanning sound, audio-visual and text, the new work explores themes including: reframing histories; relationships between non-human and human; trauma and loss; voices, places, bodies and time; pain, queerness and religion; and fantasy world building. Following the showcase the work is available to be viewed online on WysingBroadcasts.Art until 28 July.
AMPlify is an alternative learning programme and residency for artists aged 18 to 25 years to test new approaches and ideas through workshops and talks, whilst also having time to develop their own work. It has been running annually since 2018. In 2021/22 AMPlify took place as a hybrid programme, with an initial residency at Wysing in October followed by online workshops, sessions and 1-2-1 mentoring. The workshops were delivered by contributing artists: Uma Breakdown, Dylan Fox, Carl Gent and Rebekah Ubuntu.
This year the participating artists are: Sarah Al-Sarraj (she/her/they/them), Elinor Arden (she/her), Billie Baxter (she/they), Harry Cross (he/him), Lucy Rose Cunningham (she/her), Zoe Harding (she/her), Rowan Perrow (they/them) and Meitao Qu (she/her).