Over lockdown Apron supplied packs of free art resources to young people in Adur and Worthing, inviting them to make their mark on this moment in history. 

 Our World in Our Words, is an art-based voice and identity platform for young people to voice their thoughts about the world during this time. Starting in Sussex, the project aims to reach cities across the country, to create a space for others to join and do the same.

Inspired by images of protest placards made by young people, Lis Long of Apron, who created the project, wanted to give a diverse group of under-represented young people a creative outlet to express where they are in the midst of all that is happening in their world right now.  Each pack came with a simple call to action to young people: to use word art to make their mark on this moment in history. The work could be about anything on their minds – Black Lives Matter, climate change, gender, politics, education – and could be in any style from typography to graffiti. 

This exhibition shows the resulting artworks alongside donated work by local artists and designers. Working with YMCA Downslink, The Girls Network and local organisations, Apron sought to give voice to underrepresented and diverse groups of 13-25 year olds across the community.

A book compiling the artwork created serves a lasting piece of social history. Sales of the book and donated works will help fund the next stage, which will see Apron take the project to Brighton and then cities across the country.

Open Tuesday – Sunday // 10.00  – 17.00


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