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Sometimes we make great art together

6 November 2008 by Lisa

 

I’m good at making spaghetti bolognese, I’m not bad on bass guitar, but I am no good at drawing! I’m envious of anyone who’s good with a pencil and we’ve been lucky enough to have some budding artists at the Walker Art Gallery recently, from Kensington Youth Inclusion Group. Here’s Learning Officer Lauren Gould to explain what the group have been up to…


Two girls sitting on the floor of a gallery with drawing materials

Making great art together: budding artists from the Kensington Youth Inclusion Group.

You may remember that some fantastic young artists took part in completing the ‘Superfiveadaybanana’ that was in the Walker Art Gallery as part of ‘Go Superlambananas’ over the summer.  Once again, these young people are participating in a project that will bring their work into the gallery for a unique display.

Eleven young people from Kensington Youth Inclusion Group visited the John Moores 25 exhibition during the October half term.  They explored the exhibition looking at texture, colour, pattern and light as well as discerning the difference between abstract and figurative art.  The group focused on ‘Fontana’ by Peter McDonald, ‘Sometimes We Sense the Doubt Together’ by Roland Hicks and ‘Special Relativity’ by Julian Brain and explored the themes of; artists at work, everyday objects and home. Each young person did a drawing that they are going to develop into their own painting with local artist Keiron Finnetty.

Watch this space for images of their work progressing on the blog and for their paintings, which will be up in the resource area in the John Moores 25 exhibition at the end of November.

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