Community New commission Neon

29. ARTICLE 12

Year 9 students from Durham Federation School with Lucie Brownlee and Neon Workshop (UK)

Location: Saddler Street

School students from County Durham write their words in light

Through an innovative Lumiere Learning & Participation project, a group of year 9 students worked on ideas and text with Yorkshire-based Neon Workshops to light up their own words in a series of  neon artworks.  

Referencing the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which establishes the right of every child to freely express their views, Article 12 celebrates the ideas and opinions of local young people.

There is a lot of pressure on the younger generation, but we don’t always feel we have a voice for people to hear us. I am excited to see my creative ideas put into action so other people can see them at Lumiere, and to get the chance to work with neon. I’m really proud of myself, and my friends, that we’ve got this opportunity to speak out and show other people what we’re made of and what we can do.

Jess, 14, The Durham Federation



SUPPORTED BY Barbour Foundation


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