Friday 11th May 2012
Underprivileged young people will see their artistic creations go on display thanks to a student-run project.
Youngsters from four schools across Lancaster will see their work displayed at the Peter Scott Gallery as part of the Conversations With The Collection exhibition.
The young artists aged between six and 16 have taken part in a year-long project run by eight volunteers from Lancaster University Student's Union (LUSU).
As part of the project, many youngsters visited a gallery for the first time, getting a chance to explore its exhibitions, and create their own artistic responses to the work.
They were supported by the Lancaster University student volunteers who delivered bespoke classroom workshops and helped develop the pupils' ideas and work.
George Gardiner, LUSU president, said: "This has been a wonderful opportunity for local children to have their artwork displayed next to great professional works as well as a fantastic chance for eight of our student volunteers to run their own workshops."
Volunteer Amy Gilland, 21-year-old BA Fine Art student, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, said: "It's been great to see the unique work the children have created and to see how they have progressed in just a few months."
Conversations With The Collection will run at the Peter Scott Gallery, located in Lancaster University, until June 1.