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1 January
31 December 2021

City as Studio 2021

City as Studio is an artist-led project for young artists, run by lead artist Kate Mahony.

In 2021, participants aged 16-19 from across the UK joined artists Kate Mahony, Poppy Tibbets, and James Scott for online workshops to explore the DIY film-making process. Over week-long residencies, the groups created collaborative short films and soundtracks.

This short film showcases the experience and the young artists’ creative process.

Aged 16-19 and interested in taking part in City as Studio at Modern Art Oxford? Get involved with our free weekly sessions at the gallery, 4-6pm every Thursday, from 10 March – 7 April. Click here to find out more and sign up.


Modern Art Oxford offers professional development opportunities for young people aged 16-21. Working with schools and partner organisations, we support a culture of learning and participation, providing a creative space for young people to map out pathways for their own artistic development in Oxford.

City as Studio is a professional development project for young artists. Working with individuals, schools and community organisations, the young artists produce original short art films in response to a curatorial brief. Workshops and week-long residencies develop skills in film-making and performance, and the professional presentation of creative works is encouraged by the gallery team.

Gender Stereotypes and Young People | A short film by young artist Rachael

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Young artist Abigail reflects on film as a force for change

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Identity, isolation and connection: collaborative film-making over Zoom

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