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Young people create art to share with the community

Date: 28/04/2014

An exhibition, which showcases the work of budding young artists, will open to the public in Gateshead later this week.

The Gateshead Art Project Exhibition 2014 is a collection of exciting visual artworks produced by young people known to the Gateshead Youth Offending Team and Youth Crime Education Programme.

The exhibition, which will be held at Bewicks’ Gallery Space, Gateshead Civic Centre, will be launched at a preview event on Thursday 1 May. It will then open to the public the following day (Friday 2 May) and will run until Friday 30 May. The exhibition is free.

The young people worked with artist Tommy Anderson to create the artworks using a series of art and design processes during a year of workshops. The young artists found the workshops inspiring. One said: “I can’t believe you can do this as a job, I’d love to be a professional artist.” 

Youth Offending Team Service Manager Susan Butler said: “Gateshead Youth Offending Team is committed to inspiring, motivating and supporting young people and their families to make a positive contribution to their community. The Gateshead Art Project gives young people the chance to experience a more creative way to express themselves. We know they have found the workshops very rewarding and hope the community enjoy looking at their efforts.”

The preview on 1 May will run from 4pm-6pm and light refreshments will be served. To book a place at the preview call 0191 433 4584 or email|




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