Hull youngsters take centre stage at Tate Modern

Published: Friday 15th January 2016 by The News Editor

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Two Hull youngsters have visited London’s Tate Modern to raise the city’s art profile during a major announcement at the gallery.

Stephanie Jones and Xellun Tang’s trip earlier this week comes in the year before the Hull-based Ferens Art Gallery hosts the prestigious Turner Prize.

The Future Ferens volunteer group pair joined Claire Longrigg, the gallery’s events and exhibitions officer, to hear the Tate Modern reveal its latest Artist Rooms touring plans.

The young pair have already been part of a trio of Ferens-staged Artist Rooms displays from 2011 to 2013.

Ferens is part of a new mentoring initiative, helping to develop arts professionals, as well as forge relationships between galleries.

The Tate Modern announced that Louise Bourgeois and Phyllida Barlow are being featured in fresh Artist Rooms projects.

Terry Geraghty, a Hull city councillor with special responsibilities for leisure and culture, said: “It is great for the two young people from Hull to experience this exciting event at Tate Modern.”

Cllr Geraghty added: “This visit to London is also the perfect chance to raise the profile of our work and our year in the spotlight in 2017.”

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Published: Friday 15th January 2016 by The News Editor

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