Meet some of the WILD dads, curators behind Simple Truths, an Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition.
During the spring and summer of 2021, the WILD Young Parents Project allotment shed became a makeshift studio space, it’s walls covered with photocopies of artworks selected from Arts Council Collection catalogues. At the start of each of their one-to-one sessions with WILD Dads Workers, the dads would choose a piece of art that resonated with them in that moment, marking their choice with a sticky note and a brief comment.
As the weeks went on an impressive body of work began to form, which was discussed and refined, finally settling on a mixture of sculpture, paintings and photographs by: David Batchelor / Maeve Brennan / Shezad Dawood / Laura Ford / Gerard Hemsworth / Dan Holdsworth / John Issacs / Charlie Meecham / Aleksandra Mir / John Monks / Ryan Mosely / Seamus Nicolson / Richard Patterson / Liv Preston / Bob Robinson / Caroline Walker / Bedwyr Williams
Simple Truths was part of our New Voices Programme, which gave a platform to members of our community not often heard, through the curation of works selected from the Arts Council Collection.
Presented by Programme Curator, Cat Gibbard, recorded and edited by Digital Producer, Megan Isaaks.