Subject to Change: New Horizons
A multidisciplinary group of young creatives produce new, artistic work that explores the uncertain times we're living in.
Beginning in July 2020, 15 artists were commissioned by Creative Learning to respond to the uncertain events throughout 2020-21.
Each month a new piece was published online responding to events that occurred in the changing landscape throughout the pandemic.
Subject to Change: New Horizons artists: Remi Graves, Oliver Cross, Destiny Adeyemi, Jeremiah Brown & Gabriel Jones, Timalka Kalubowila, Georgia Morgan Turner, Mandisa Apena & Tice Cin, Esme Allman, Leo Long, Annie Fan & Cia Mangat, Natasia Patel, Hector Dyer.
Making Subject to Change: New Horizons
All the pieces were made by the artists in their own homes or in their local area during lockdown and covid-19 restrictions. The artists were assigned a month and asked to create an artistic response.
Each individual or collaborating pair of young creatives was matched with an Artist Mentor who supported the development of their pieces through one to one feedback sessions and conversations online. The Artist Mentors are experts in their fields and lead our young creatives programmes.
The Artist Mentors
Passionate about increasing access to music for all, Beatrice Hubble works as a specialist music tutor for disabled children and young people and has been appointed to the role of Musical Inclusion Practitioner and Manager at Drake Music in London, is the Music Leader for the National Open Youth Orchestra at the Barbican and is in demand as a workshop leader and inclusive practitioner across the country. Beatrice is a dedicated chamber musician and holds the position of oboist with the award-winning reed trio, Trio Volant. This ensemble performs at venues widely across the country and were Making Music selected Artists in 2018-19. @beahubble
Jacob Sam-La Rose is a poet, educator and editor. His work has been translated into Portuguese, Latvian, French and Dutch, and his poetry collection Breaking Silence is studied at A' level. He has served as artistic director for the Spoken Word Education Programme, Shake the Dust (a national youth poetry slam) and countless other creative development initiatives for young and emerging poets. He has presented and performed poetry internationally, and has delivered programmes or commissioned works for the British Council, Raffles Institution (Singapore), the Open Book Festival (Cape Town), the Ministry of Education (Malaysia), the London School of Economics, Southbank Centre, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Arvon Foundation, the Arts Council and many more. For 2020/21, Sam-La Rose is Poet-in-Residence for English Heritage, interrogating notions of identity, Englishness and untold histories. Jacob Sam-La Rose is the lead tutor on Barbican Young Poets, which he formed in 2009.
Jordan McKenzie is a performance maker/visual artist and academic based in London. His research interests include queerness and identity, presentations of class in contemporary Britain, and the intersections of social housing, arts practices and socially situated art.
He has exhibited both nationally and internationally in galleries, festivals and arts centres including the Freud Museum (2018); Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2014); KASA Gallery, Istanbul (2014); Arnolfini Gallery (2011); and the Courtauld Institute (2011). As well as having a curatorial practice, Jordan McKenzie is currently a lecturer in Fine Art at The University for the Arts, London, and he leads Young Visual Arts Group at Barbican.
A Londoner, Suzy Gillett studied filmmaking at St Martin's College of Art. She has been engaged with auteur cinema for over twenty-five years, as a seasoned curator of international film festivals and a producer of script development labs. She is currently in development with Chéramy her first feature film. Suzy Gillet is the course leader for the Young Film Programmers at Barbican.