Art on Wheels

Exhibition will go on tour in Spring 2023

About the project:

Art centre NOASS together with art studio Fargefabrikken (NO), is creating a travelling exhibition of contemporary art for children and youth.

What are the goals of the project?

“Art on Wheels” will create a new product of contemporary art – an exhibition of four new, interdisciplinary, innovative works created by artists from Latvia and Norway, in coproduction with pupils.

Exhibition curator Sandra Ķempele says: “With this project, we wish to create a positive image of visiting an art exhibition, which can be a creative, active and inspiring experience for children and young people, as well as to promote the availability of visual art outside the capital of Latvia. The project “Art on Wheels” initiates a dialogue between artists and students, actively involving children in the process of creating a work of art, as well as talking about topics that are important to children and young people.”

What will happen within the project?

The exhibition, located in two minivans, will travel around the regions of Latvia, visiting schools and city festivals, as well as Norway, offering an interactive exhibition and a creative workshop, getting to know the use of technology in art. Four artists from Latvia and Norway will participate in the project, and with the help of children of two pilot schools, will create new works of art in various media. The travelling exhibition will be accompanied by a thoughtful educational programme that will foster children’s creativity in an informal, supportive and encouraging way. Additionally, for teachers’ informative seminars about the process of the project and methods of using contemporary art in the teaching process will be held.

Expected results:

  • 4 unique, innovative works of art, co-created together with pupils
  • 2 informative seminars for educators about the progress of the project and methods of using contemporary art in the teaching process
  • a well-thought-out audience development education program that would encourage creativity in the digital age
  • a new and adaptable way to present art in the form of travelling minibuses
  • visited 50 schools in Latvia, city festivals and 2 places in Norway

More information about participants, event dates, and the route will follow soon!

“Art on Wheels” is a project funded by the European Economic Area (EEA) grant programme “Local Development, Poverty Reduction and Cultural Cooperation.” The project receives a grant of €206,518 from the EEA grants of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, and State co-financing in the amount of €36,444. The project implementation period is from November 1, 2022, to April 30, 2024.

CONTACT

Kate Zilgalve-Masjukeviča

Project manager

Phone: +371 29138556

E-mail: kate@noass.lv

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