Artist or Teacher – Gary Stewart
198 Contemporary Arts and Learning in collaboration with Refocus Project and People’s Palace Projects ran a youth exchange with young people from Syria and London. The organisations worked with artist in residence Gary Stewart to produce Encounters UK building on People’s Palace Project’s international project Encounters. Through it’s various iterations in Rio and the UK Encounters has encouraged young people to consider how they transform their lives through the arts. The young people taking part in this Youth in Action programme worked together using photography, sound, video VJ performance and media installation technologies to explore their personal motivations, experiences, similarities and differences and the wider theme of “encounters” in their lives.