Join us for Inbetween Senses - a programme of exhibitions, installations and performance created by young emerging artists from the Creative Futures programme at Creative Youth Network.

Creative Futures is a programme supporting 16-25 year olds who are ready to launch their professional career as artists, but may be facing barriers to doing so. Young artists receive free studio space, mentoring, business support, employment as freelancers and a commission to make new work.

Inbetween Senses is a highlight of our Creative Futures programme - it showcases and celebrates new talent, with emerging artists taking the opportunity to share their work with the general public.

This collection of new commissions explores communication, experiences, humanity and belonging.

Inbetween Senses launches with a private view on Thursday 20th June, from 5:30-9pm.  

Register to attend the private view


Dean Tamagno – Lock-Down Studios

Dean is an emerging Bristol based music producer, who is bringing his unique sound and energy to this one-off event on Thursday 20th June from 8pm. Lock-Down Studios will tucked away in the old police cells in the basement of The Island.

This Industrial Techno live DJ set is Dean’s first live performance of the new tracks made during Creative Futures. Embrace yourself for a breath-taking audio visual set and first hand preview of Dean’s work.

Kitty Reeves-Short - What’s it like

Kitty is a young Bristol based filmmaker and artist. Through Creative Futures she has made two videos exploring the topic of dyslexia. One video focuses on her own experiences with dyslexia and her childhood, and the other focuses on storytelling with dyslexics. Brought together is a visually stunning exhibition of film, music and photography, What’s it Like shares with the you the experiences of living and growing up with dyslexia.

Taking place in The Island’s Gallery space, Kitty’s exhibition is open from Wednesday 19th – Friday 21st.

Leeza Awojobi – A Meal Around Bristol

A Meal Around Bristol is a live, interactive performance of poetry and spoken word exploring concepts of the home and sharing in different parts of the city. Join Leeza and share with her a meal whilst watching the performance.

Leeza, a young poet, writer and theatre maker is new to Bristol having moved from London. Her work explores the notion of arriving into a new place, community and belonging. This unique sharing of work will take place in Bristol Wing’s ‘snug’ area, with live performances on the 19th and 20th accompanied by an exhibition of poetry throughout the day. Tickets to performances must be booked, as spaces are limited.

Performances times:

Wednesday 19th at 6:30pm

Thursday 20th at 5.30pm, 6.30pm and 7.30pm. (capacity 25)



Joe Hill - We Live Between an Orchestra Tinted Green

An interactive musical installation exploring the lives and processes of our large green guardians, trees. The installation is based in the imagination of a child, peeking through the hedge, lifting up a leaf and tapping on a trunk, picturing how trees live through sound.

Joe is a composer and musician based in Bristol. We Live Between an Orchestra Tinted Green is taking place in The Island’s Gallery space from Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd June.

Ella Trudgeon – Eat Dogs

Exploring our relationship with animals through a surreal and gently satirical lens, illustrator Ella Trudgeon uses puppetry & animation to embody larger questions than we’re used to having on our plates. Eat Dogs will give you a taste of a near-future project and leave you with something to chew over before you choose your next meal.

Eat Dogs is taking place from Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd June in The Station’s Gallery space.

Find out more about Creative Futures