Here at The Strand Gallery, we’ve been following the work of an exciting event that is coming to Nottingham in September 2012. World Event Young Artists (WEYA) is the first of its kind; a global event that will showcase a selection of the most creative talent on an international scale. It will explore the work of 1000 artists, from 100 different countries, in 1 city. These Young Artists will have a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to come together to share their creativity on an international platform. It will allow the chance of international exchange on a global scale, bringing together an intercultural dialogue across political borders as well as showcasing the practice of some of the most talented young artists the world has to offer. These factors have allowed the creation of an unforgettable experience for all of those who are taking part, generating a remarkable exhibition for an audience of art lovers.
WEYA is being hosted by UKYA (UK Young Artists), a wonderful organisation which works nationally and internationally to showcase young, creative practitioners between the ages of 18-30. The organisation works to produce exhibitions showcasing outstanding works of art from all different art forms. UKYA has been able to build an extensive group of young artists and an event such as WEYA, which thrives upon discussion and collaboration, provides networking opportunities and encourages future partnerships between like minded artists from across the globe.
Keep posted this week as we will be launching a few in depth snippets of some of our favourites from the UKYA event in 2010.