Dangerous Art School
Dangerous Art School ran weekly throughout the summer this year. The aim of the project was to enable
Rotherham’s young people to experience art in a completely different way than in a formal classroom setting.
Students were encouraged to question, challenge and create. To question themselves and what art means to
them, to challenge any pre-conceived notions of what constituted art or what they ‘should’ be doing and to
create something personal and meaningful, without fear of judgement.
Dangerous Art School set out to be a school like no other, where students had the freedom to create art
without limits. Working collaboratively with innovative practising artists, participants explored their identity
and relationship to both their own image and the image of Rotherham.
This exhibition features work created by Dangerous Art Students….
Kathlyne License Jessica Rowley
Imogen Jeffs Emily Stevenson
Paige Hopkinson Megan Allen
Ashleigh Lofthouse Sam Pyne-Gould
The Dangerous Art School Programme
Session 1: Exploring Identity. Using photographs, drawing and mixed media collage.
Session 2: What does my body say about me? Working with the artist Leigh De Vries to explore the often fractured
relationship between the body and the brain. Creating masks and costumes.
Session 3: Rotherham and me. Exploring and depicting a personal journey around Rotherham using sculptural materials in
Session 4 and 6: Graffiti. Working with artist David Cross, students were encouraged to develop a piece that illustrated
something significant to them.
Session 5: Rubbish Puppets. Working with artist Patrick Amber, students upcycled creatures that represented an aspect of