Art School for Rebel Girls
Art School for Rebel Girls (ASFRG) is an ongoing arts project fostering confidence, creativity and collaboration between young women aged 13–16 from Carr Manor Community School and The Co-operative Academy of Leeds.
The programme offers a freer and more expansive approach to art and inspires young women to value themselves, to believe they can succeed, and to think big.
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Art School for Rebel Girls is produced for Pavilion by Elspeth Mitchell and Isabella Carreras.
Kindly funded by Soroptimist International Leeds.
The 2018–19 programme comprised of over 14 after-school creative workshops, a half-term workshop at the University of Leeds, and a Spring workshop at Pavilion which included a collective printmaking project with artist Helen de Main and a visit to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It concluded with a group exhibition at Pavilion from 12–18 April 2019.
The programme centred around playing with similarities and differences, working at different scales and with different materials, and thinking about what it means to take up space in the world.
Led by Elspeth Mitchell and Isabella Carreras with additional support from Carmen Okome and Alice Needham.
The 2017–2018 programme comprised of over 12 after-school creative workshops and a week long summer school at the University of Leeds which included guest artists Sarah-Joy Ford and Soofiya. It concluded with a group exhibition at the University of Leeds from 11–18 August 2018.
The programme centred around the power of image-making in shaping attitudes and beliefs about women. After school sessions introduced the group to the work of female artists and the techniques of collage, sculpture photography and video.
Led by Elspeth Mitchell and Sarah Richardson with additional support from Alice Needham and Isabella Carreras.