Site Gallery collaborates with young people from all over Sheffield, from all sort of backgrounds. We welcome the divergent opinions, experiences and beliefs young people bring to situations and encourage curiosity, provocation and creative conversation.
We commission artists to collaborate with young people to research, experiment and create work that can be shared in the gallery, online or in a range of community settings. This can be a sharing of research, knowledge or artwork.
One of the main ways young people engage with Site Gallery is through the Society of Explorers, an art collective of 14-19 year olds from Sheffield who meet weekly at the gallery. In Summer 2017, they launched their Art Van project, On the Road.
Together with the gallery team the ‘Explorers’ commissioned architects to work with them in transforming a white van into a mobile gallery and workshop space. On the Road is now an ongoing project that moves around the city engaging young people in a range of creative activities.
“Site Gallery always puts together an exciting and enviable programme of activities for young people – and its Society of Explorers is one gang we’d love to be in, if only we could do our teenage years all over again.” Our Favourite Places.