Research - Generate
Generate brings together two generations of learners in the context of the visual arts. Twelve artist-parents from the University of the Creative Arts are sharing the process of art creation with their own young children (3-15 years) in their own studios, university workspaces and exhibition venues, where both artist-parents and their children have made art alongside each other. The project has involved the interchange of creative, attitudinal and sometimes technical approaches, but may involve no more than physical proximity. Much adult work has arisen, and will arise, from expression of the playful, free flowing, often process-dominant approaches of their children.

A series of public and family workshops and two major exhibitions with the Turner Contemporary Gallery have already brought this cross-generational, but child-centred, practice to communities in East Kent. The Generate project is jointly funded by Turner Contemporary in Margate and the University for the Creative Arts, as well as being supported by research funds from Canterbury Christ Church University.
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