Sally Young

Young at Art festival artist in residence creates Small Worlds in Botanic Gardens

Educated at both Queen’s University and the University of Ulster, Sally Young has been employed as masque project co-ordinator for the New Belfast Community Arts Initiative.

Working as a freelance artist, this involves developing community and educational projects all over Belfast. On a voluntary basis, she sits on the committee for Belfast Pride and has worked as a community artist throughout Northern Ireland since graduating in 1991.

Young was artist in residence for the 2004 Young at Art Festival, and has been involved in many other projects, including artist in residence at Hilden Primary School for the South Eastern Education and Library Board, the Suitcase Project, a travelling exhibition with Boomerang Theatre Company, Wheelworks’ Multiple Realities Project with Fallswater Day Centre, the Rainbow Project in Derry and similar work with the Belfast Travellers Support Group, and Gay and Lesbian Youth Northern Ireland.

Prior to this, Young was artist in residence at Wheatfield Primary School, Belfast, and has participated in projects such as carnival arts and puppet making for Belfast Pride, the Its In Your Head science-art project with local A level arts students, Connect, a cross border visual art and poetry project with poet Aine Millar and community liaison for Horsehead, an international sculpture project around Belfast.

From 1993 to 2001, Young worked as administration assistant for the Queen Street Studios outreach programmes Beyond the Partitions and Millennium 123, and until the present has facilitated arts workshops for the Ormeau Baths Gallery, the Old Museum Arts Centre, the Crescent Arts Centre, the Island Arts Centre, Play Resource Warehouse, the BEAT Initiative, Wheelworks, Young at Art, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Artists In Schools project and the Chest Heart and Stroke Association.