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Site Gallery’s Society of Explorers is a collective of young people aged 14 – 19, who meet regularly in the gallery to collaborate, discuss and create. They work with artists and the gallery team to get involved in the artistic programme and to develop projects, events and ideas.

In the last year, they have developed skills in VJ-ing, electronic music production and programming festival events. At Folk Forest 2018 the ‘Explorers’ curated an exciting programme of emerging young artists including spoken word; live music; workshops and films. Much of this activity centered around the Art Van, a mobile art space that the ‘Explorers’ transformed from a white transit van into a mobile art space.

For Abandon Normal Devices 2017, the ‘Explorers’ collaborated with contemporary artist Steve Maher on his Heavy Metal Detector, a project that uses hacked metal detectors to play pre-recorded Heavy Metal music.


A regular meet up on Wednesdays 5 – 7pm at Site Gallery.

  • Workshops and projects
  • The opportunity to collaborate with artists
  • The opportunity to develop creative projects
  • The opportunity to gain experience of working in a gallery
  • Talks and film screening events
  • Opportunity to gain an Arts Award qualification
  • Volunteering opportunities


You can apply now to be a part of our Society of Explorers by contacting our Young People’s Programme Producer, Peter Martin. You can email him on or call the Site Gallery office on 0114 281 2077

Site Gallery’s Society of Explorers is funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

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