Sixteen is a group project created by Craig Easton that asks what it means to be sixteen in today's United Kingdom.

Leading contemporary photographers from all around the country have worked collaboratively with sixteen year olds from all walks of life to explore questions of social mobility and how ethnicity, location, education, health, gender, social background all influence what young people can achieve in life.

This installation in Lerwick centres around the work that Craig made in Shetland and the Western Isles and includes work by all the other photographers to contrast the different experiences of teenagers from different backgrounds and locations.

The work is presented as large format prints and personal testimonies in an outdoor location in Lerwick, plus video portraits by Simon Roberts and Lottie Davies at Mareel Arts Centre.

Artists include: Craig Easton, Sophie Gerrard, Simon Roberts, Lottie Davies, Stuart Freedman, Roy Mehta, Michelle Sank, Abbie Trayler-Smith, Kate Peters, Robert Brady, Jillian Edelstein, Kalpesh Lathigra, Linda Brownlee, Chris Nunn & David Copeland

Image Caption

Raven, 16, Fair Isle, Shetland. Photograph by Craig Easton

  • Venue

    Mareel Arts Centre and Hjatland Hoardings, King Harald St. Lerwick, Shetland

  • Address

    Shetland ZE1 0WQ, UK