What’s it like to be sixteen years old now?’ This was the central thread running through the ambitious programme SIXTEEN. Liz worked as the Creative Producer, alongside Creative Director Anne Braybon and lead photographer Craig Easton (who conceived the work) to realise SIXTEEN as a national touring programme of exhibitions and young people led engagement and events.
Craig and 15 fellow photographers collaborated with over 180 young people to explore their hopes, fears and aspirations of sixteen-year olds now. Through photography, film, social media, poetry, writing and an on-going young people led public programme, the project aimed to give voice to those rarely heard.
Photographers included Robert C Brady, Linda Brownlee, Lottie Davies, Craig Easton, Jillian Edelstein, Stuart Freedman, Sophie Gerrard, Kalpesh Lathigra, Roy Mehta, Christopher Nunn, Kate Peters, Michelle Sank, Abbie Trayler-Smith, Simon Roberts and recent postgraduates David Copeland and Kelly O’Brien.
SIXTEEN toured across 21 sites, visiting 15 cities and towns, from Shetland to Belfast, via Hull and Colwyn Bay. Exhibitions ranged from traditional gallery shows to large photography festival displays, library installations and in the public realm. A full tour schedule can be found HERE.