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CoLab Wakefield

19 Jan-20 Mar 2023
  • Venue

    Castleford Academy

  • Dates

    19th January 2023
    26th January 2023
    2nd February 2023
    9th February 2023
    23rd February 2023
    2nd March 2023
    20th March 2023

  • Artists

    Simone Yasmin

    Boseda Olawoye

    Will Jones

CoLab Wakefield is a project working with artist Simone Yasmin, Creative Producer Boseda Olawoye, and Arts Psychotherapist Will Jones to deliver workshops and commission new artwork in collaboration with students from Castleford Academy.

Reflecting on iniva’s programme Future Collect, the workshops explore accessibility to museum collections for students and imagine how art organisations could best reflect and serve local young people. The Hepworth Wakefield will be generously hosting the students in their studio spaces for creative activities and taking the students on gallery tours. 


Boseda Olawoye (she/her) is a freelance creative engagement producer based in Nottingham. Her projects bring young people, communities and artists together to make art about a range of issues.

Simone Yasmin (she/her) is a writer and spoken word artist born and based in Leeds, Both her written and vocal work raise awareness for many issues in all tenses.

Will Jones (he/him) is an art psychotherapist based in Leeds. Will works in children and adult mental health helping individuals share their experiences and stories through art making. His professional practice helps support emotional and psychological development.

You Can’t Ignore Us Zine

Read the about the zine and exhibition created by year 9 students at Castleford Academy, exploring how museums and galleries don’t always represent the lives, passions and interests of local young people.