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A brown and yellow collage of silhouetted figures. The people stand and move on jagged rocks.

In spring 2023, Making Sense commissioned four young artists to create new work inspired by themes of inclusion and anti-racism.

Ella Soni, Esme Wedderburn, Jordan Minga and Christine Bramwell have made several new works for the Making Sense Digital Platform.


This work by artist Esme Wedderburn responds to institutional racism and societal prejudice. The ascent upon the jagged teeth-like landscapes symbolise the isolating nature and challenges of the systematic barriers that marginalised individuals face.

Bare Your Teeth highlights the necessity for defiance and confrontation in dismantling these prejudices by amplifying and upholding the voices of those impacted.

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Esme Wedderburn is a mixed media artist based in South London.

As an illustrator she is interested in people and their lived experiences. Esme enjoy’s depicting individual stories through different configurations of colour, texture and shape. She has developed this skill through mixed media experimentation, where most recently she has been exploring the relationship between sound and visual art. During these projects she has produced moving image composed from archival video, animation and collage.


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Making Sense brings young people, educators and researchers together to explore themes of inclusion and anti-racism, through youth-led creative collectives, teacher training, conversation and resources.

The programme works in schools to offer creative learning opportunities for young people and development opportunities for teachers. These learnings are shared online through an evolving, interactive and informative digital platform. The platform is a space for building resources and sharing experiences that show how better understandings of our shared histories can improve experiences of school life.

Making Sense explores topics such as the impacts of Covid-19, experiences of racial inequality, questions around delivering a more inclusive curriculum, mental health and the possibilities that come from increasing community, agency and amplifying the voices of young people.

We hope that through Making Sense together we can create a learning framework that empowers us to identify and challenge inequalities in schools, that captures and champions the complexity of our shared journey and emboldens us to be the change we want to see.

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Making Sense is supported by A New Direction, University of the Arts London CCW, Hauser & WirthThe RSA, and Mercedes Zobel.

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