My Tribe & Me, Myself & I

A showcase exhibition exploring self-expression and identity with artwork created by over 80 young people from East Ayrshire.

These works were made as a result of visual art engagement projects responding to two exhibitions: Grayson Perry, The Vanity of Small Differences and Claude Cahun, Beneath this Mask, as part of the East Ayrshire Leisure exhibition programme.

My Tribe

Park School, Kilmarnock and Grange Academy pupils

Pupils were invited to create a piece of personal artwork in response to Grayson Perry, The Vanity of Small Differences, an Arts Council Touring exhibition exploring group identities through objects, choices, tribes and belonging.

My Tribe is a collection of artworks providing a snapshot impression of the objects through which these young people choose to express their identities today. This project ran in Autumn 2020, when schools were unable to visit galleries due to the pandemic.  A unique blended learning exhibition box was posted out, bringing a colourful creative experience direct to the classroom with digital and physical art resources.


Me, Myself & I

Celebrating the Claude Cahun, Beneath This Mask exhibition shown in the Main Gallery over Summer 2021, we invited young people to submit their smartphone selfie-expressive snaps to be exhibited as works of art in the gallery.

Following themes of self-expression and transformation, these self-portraits show how the photographer presents themselves to the world and experiment with identity and style through makeup, props and backgrounds.


Image Credit: 'Unmasked' Ava Parker

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Event Details

  • Date & Time

    06 August 2021 - 23 October 2021
    During opening Hours

  • Venue

    Dick Institute - Young People's Gallery

  • Good for

    • Young People
    • Adults
    • Families