ITS exhibition spaces have hosted world-renowned art works.

Now GoMA, Glasgow's modern art gallery, is showcasing some of the city's newest and most impressive talent.

The newly-established GoMA Youth Group (GYG) is a creative initiative of young people aged 16 to 25 who are working with GoMA to deliver a youth-centred programme of activities and events.

Artists Emma Gillanders, PJ Harper, Gemma Kerr, Christina Kyriakidou, Matthew Rimmer and Samuel Temple have spent the past year developing the programme.

Now an exhibition on display from tomorrow is the final outcome of a year-long collaboration between GoMA and GYG. 

Glasgow Times:

Since April 2019, GYG have organised monthly art workshops for young people, met with other youth groups in Glasgow to share creative activities in GoMA, and organised pop up events in the GoMA galleries. 

In collaboration with Glasgow Museums’ staff, the 10 young adults in the group have proposed, developed, and delivered their own events, culminating in this exhibition titled GROWTH: Disruption, Resilience, Resistance.

GROWTH showcases the work of young artists and explores how this generation deals with an increasingly complex and fluid world

Young people are growing up with feelings of risks and uncertainties caused by global trends such as the current climate emergency, large scale conflicts, globalisation and inequalities. 

Glasgow Times:

The six young artists in this exhibition were selected by GYG for the nature of their practice, in which they discuss their search for a sustainable path through life. 

They do so by looking at identities, ecology, and consumerism. 

The works on display will encompass textile art, mixed media installations, clay sculptures, videos, drawing and photography.

By claiming the main space at GoMA Gallery 1, the young adults of GYG and collaborating artists hope to invite others to take a stand for their future and to show the role of contemporary art as a key arena for social action.

GROWTH is on display from February 15 to 23.