Subject to Change: New Horizons
A multidisciplinary group of Barbican Young Creatives produce new, artistic work that explores the uncertain times we're living in.
Each month for a year, Young Creatives will be commissioned to produce new and powerful artistic work responding to the uncertain times we are living in.
From July 2020, one creative response – ranging from poetry and music to visual arts and moving image – will be published each month on Barbican’s digital and social media platforms, chronicling the next twelve months.
The Young Creatives are: Remi Graves, Oliver Cross, Destiny Adeyemi, Jeremiah Brown & Gabriel Jones, Timalka Kalubowila, Georgia Morgan Turner, Mandisa Apena & Tice Cin, Esme Allman, Leo Long, Annie Fan & Cia Mangat, Natasia Patel, Hector Dyer.
Making Subject to Change: New Horizons
Each individual or collaborating pair of Young Creatives is matched with an Artist Mentor – an artist who supports the Young Creatives in realising and developing their pieces through 1:1 feedback sessions and conversations. In addition, each Mentor runs a special session for the group over the course of the programme, with a focus on creative career development and the practical and emotional realities of being an artist in today’s world. Resources from these sessions will be published online. The Artist Mentors are experts in their fields and lead our Young Creatives programmes
The Artist Mentors
Passionate about increasing access to music for all, Beatrice Hubble works as a specialist music tutor for disabled children and young people and has been appointed to the role of Musical Inclusion Practitioner and Manager at Drake Music in London, is the Music Leader for the National Open Youth Orchestra at the Barbican and is in demand as a workshop leader and inclusive practitioner across the country. Beatrice is a dedicated chamber musician and holds the position of oboist with the award-winning reed trio, Trio Volant. This ensemble performs at venues widely across the country and were Making Music selected Artists in 2018-19. @beahubble
Jacob Sam-La Rose is a poet, educator and editor. His work has been translated into Portuguese, Latvian, French and Dutch, and his poetry collection Breaking Silence is studied at A' level. He has served as artistic director for the Spoken Word Education Programme, Shake the Dust (a national youth poetry slam) and countless other creative development initiatives for young and emerging poets. He has presented and performed poetry internationally, and has delivered programmes or commissioned works for the British Council, Raffles Institution (Singapore), the Open Book Festival (Cape Town), the Ministry of Education (Malaysia), the London School of Economics, Southbank Centre, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Arvon Foundation, the Arts Council and many more. For 2020/21, Sam-La Rose is Poet-in-Residence for English Heritage, interrogating notions of identity, Englishness and untold histories. Jacob Sam-La Rose is the lead tutor on Barbican Young Poets, which he formed in 2009.
Jordan McKenzie is a performance maker/visual artist and academic based in London. His research interests include queerness and identity, presentations of class in contemporary Britain, and the intersections of social housing, arts practices and socially situated art.
He has exhibited both nationally and internationally in galleries, festivals and arts centres including the Freud Museum (2018); Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2014); KASA Gallery, Istanbul (2014); Arnolfini Gallery (2011); and the Courtauld Institute (2011). As well as having a curatorial practice, Jordan McKenzie is currently a lecturer in Fine Art at The University for the Arts, London, and he leads Young Visual Arts Group at Barbican.
A Londoner, Suzy Gillett studied filmmaking at St Martin's College of Art. She has been engaged with auteur cinema for over twenty-five years, as a seasoned curator of international film festivals and a producer of script development labs. She is currently in development with Chéramy her first feature film. Suzy Gillet is the course leader for the Young Film Programmers at Barbican.