Nepalese Bling

The Young Curators Team have captured these amazing portraits of traditional Nepalese costume that has been interlaced with contemporary jewellery .

The Team also created a series of audio recordings and imagery exploring how young people across the town are challenging the conventions of traditional by developing there own unique hybrid styles.

Bling Life

Thought 2018 students from across the Edge are working towards the development of an interactive museum exhibit.

The young curators project is challenging photography students, to step up and showcase the image making skills.

The brief:

Create a unique product shot inspired by Flemish still life painting.
Your image must incorporate and style a range of jewellery and other relevant high status objets that you feel represent modern youth culture. The image you create will feature in the upcoming Young Curators exhibition.

  • Things you must include:
  • An array of jewellery, chains, rings and other objects can included. Also consider mobile phones, watches and vapes etc
  • you should approach and interact with other young people at the collage to encore you get a range of styles of objects.
  • Create a lighting set up that uses a dominant Key light to represent window light. This will help bring introduce texture and interesting highlights to the set up.
  • Utilise rich fabrics such as velvet to help shape the image. Try adding folds in the cloth as will create more drama and depth to your image.
  • Style it, by developing a contemporary twist to a classical format. Stuck for ideas? try duplicate an existing pantings but replace the objects with contemporary versions.
  • Remember to shoot in Raw! to give you flexibility in post production. you may also find shooting tethered helps.

  • Things you could try:
  • incorporate a dark or monotone Background to help contrast the reflective jewellery elements.
  • Research Rembrandt and window lighting technique’s. ( Pinterest is a good place to start )

The Bling Ring

Students at The Edge School of Creative and Business, have begun to develop a series of creative circuits. Using coding skills and a variety of conducive surfaces the team will create touch sensitive  surfaces that help bring the young curators project to life!

The team are curentaly researching innovative ways they can create a series of  interactive gallery exhibits.

During this session the team have begun to consider the conceptual links between Anglo-Saxon  jewellery designs and how this could be used as inspiration in the creation of there own of circuitry patterns.

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Welcome to the The Young Curators project.


Welcome to the The Young Curators project.

This project will empower the young people of Folkestone to discover the town’s Anglo-Saxon heritage.

Though a series of practical workshops and site visits, the Young Curators project will open up access to Kent’s network of archaeological experts and its rich abundance of heritage resources. The project offers young people first hand experience and insights into the importance of archaeology in the region.

The project will culminate in an exhibition of works made and curated by local young people reflecting on how Anglo Saxon material cultures resonate with contemporary youth culture.

Throughout 2018 The B&B Project Space on Tontine street, Folkestone will become the a hub space for Young Curators.


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Finding Eanswythe: the life and afterlife of an Anglo-Saxon Saint

An exciting new project for Kent starting 2018. Canterbury Christ Church University will be working with local communities to recover an endangered ancient heritage and to bring people together to explore our shared past. 

The whole story of Kentish Christianity, which is so important a part of the history of Anglo-Saxon England, is embodied in this young woman’s bones’ (Dr Eleanor Parker, University of Oxford).

Discover more about the Finding Eanswythe project here:
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This is a community-led project about a nationally important heritage story. Our project spans 1400 years, and focuses on the life and legacy of a remarkable young woman, St Eanswythe, a Kentish royal saint and the granddaughter of Ethelbert, the first English king to convert to Christianity under Augustine. Eanswythe is believed to have founded one of the earliest monastic communities in England (c.630AD) on the Bayle, the historic centre of Folkestone. Over the centuries a rich heritage ‘afterlife’ has developed around the site and its saint, including a number of intriguing mysteries: the buried course of an ancient aqueduct built to carry water from the downlands to the minster, a lost chapel, and the extraordinary survival of St Eanswythe’s relics, carefully concealed at the time of the Reformation in a Roman lead casket only to be rediscovered in the 19th century.

This fascinating ancient heritage is ‘hiding in plain sight’ [Beda: a Journey Through the Seven Kingdoms in the Age of Bede], overshadowed by a modern high-street and rarely visited, with almost no public awareness of its significance; it can be traced in the remains of ancient buildings, the surrounding landscape, folklore, and sources as diverse as manuscripts, superb Victorian art, and local traditions; together these unite local, regional, and national history. Unfortunately, much of this heritage is not well understood and is now in imminent risk from vandalism, pollution, development, and lack of awareness and engagement. Finding Eanswythe invites specialists and community to work together to explore and protect this valuable national heritage before it is too late.