In collaboration with Artswork, the Portsmouth Guildhall is proud to host the Respect Gallery in the Portsmouth Guildhall basement.
Created by young people who worked closely with London-based street artist Philly Bhambra, the mural on the wall is a representation of their responses to the importance of the Guildhall’s cultural heritage, with influences from their own personal struggles and drawings.
As a hub in the community, and a charity that prides itself on inclusion and diversity in the cultural arts, the Guildhall Trust is proud to host this mural, and looks forward to having the mural as a permanent feature of the Portsmouth Guildhall decor.
Portsmouth Creative Skills programme is Artswork’s pre-employability programme for young people in Portsmouth.
More about Artswork
Artswork enables children and young people through arts and culture to find their voice, become skilled leaders and achieve their aspirations. Building strategic alliances, Artswork specialises in advocating for change and delivering positive outcomes for children and young people.
A registered charity, they are a leading advocate for the importance of arts and cultural practice, they are a catalyst for developing young people’s skills and employability in the creative and cultural industries.
They work to connect and collaborate across sectors to improve children and young people’s lives. They also are a source of inspiration and practical support for those engaging with young people, enhancing their expertise and building bridges between cultural and educational organisations to strengthen infrastructure, facilitate partnerships, and sustain access to the arts and culture.
The young people that were involved in this project were introduced to a wide variety of professionals from the creative and cultural sectors. Through workshops, visits and work experience, the young people gain an insight into the many job opportunities across the sector and also learn valuable skills that will transfer to other professions.