Pick of the Week: Young Artists Rising

Rife Guide Picks of the Week

Find out what’s on the Rife Guide this week, including a free exhibition featuring the work of talented young artists.

Are you a bit of a culture vulture? Fancy yourself as someone who can always spot the next big thing before it happens? (Perhaps you were the genius who registered KanyeForPresident.com three months ago?)

Here’s the chance to be ahead of the curve when it comes to talent-spotting in Bristol. An incredible bunch of young people aged 16-25 have been selected to have their own exhibition at  Spike Island, which is running all week. They’ve created art on the subject of ‘The Politics of Representation’ – focusing on the positive and negative stereotypes that being young carries, and why these representations are (or aren’t) important to all young people.

The exhibition is on until 16th September, and features all sorts of different artwork. There’s something that everyone will find interesting – whether it’s the art itself, or the background issues that the exhibition focuses on.

The gallery is open from 12-5pm every day except Mondays. It’s free to look around this exhibition, and all of the other exhibitions happening at Spike Island. Full details can be found here, on the Rife Guide.

Know an artist of the future? Give them a shout out by Tweeting us, or show us what else you’re up to this week by tagging us on Facebook or on Instagram.

More events this week:

Visit buildings not normally open to the public on Open Doors Day

Brush up on your maths skills in a friendly environment with YES

Show your love for South Bristol at Knowle West Fest 2015

Support more young people to have their voices heard

Rife is Watershed‘s online magazine created for young people, by young people.

We offer paid internships and publish work by young writers, photographers, illustrators, and filmmakers from all sorts of backgrounds, helping them get into creative careers. Rife has reached over 8,000 young people through our workshops, over 220 young people have made stuff for Rife on topics ranging from mental health to identity to baked beans, and last year, over 200,000 people visited our website.

In these complex and uncertain times hearing from and supporting young people who are advocating for social change and contributing fresh perspectives has never been so important. 

Through supporting Rife you can ensure that this important work continues and that more young people have their voices heard.