Young people’s creativity is celebrated at cathedral - The Evesham Observer

Young people’s creativity is celebrated at cathedral

Rob George 18th Jun, 2021   0

A NEW exhibition celebrating the creativity of children and young people in Worcestershire opens at Worcester Cathedral this weekend.

The exhibition entitled ‘Young Voices New Visions’ is a collection of artworks created by local schools, individuals and community groups responding to the 2021 theme of ‘gratitude.’

More than 35 schools will be exhibiting this year, ranging from paintings to large scale 3D structures which will line the cloisters in the city’s cathedral bringing new creative ideas and colour to the walkways.

The exhibition which is organised annually by Severn Arts in partnership with Worcestershire County Council, this year brings on board new partner Meadow Arts, a trainee curator and the support of The Arts Society Worcester.

Elaine Knight, arts director, Severn Arts said: “We are very pleased to be providing an opportunity to showcase the artistic talent of young people from across Worcestershire. We’re delighted to be adding a new role this year, supporting an assistant curator, who will be mentored throughout the week. We’re focused on providing access for all, particularly for children and young people and in making sure the experiences we provide engage, inspire and inform.”

Bobbie Whittaker, Young Voices New Visions assistant curator said: “I really enjoyed how bringing the artwork together as group can bring a space to life and give new meanings to all the artworks when they are displayed as a group.

“I know this year’s theme encourages 3D work, so I’m prepared for the logistical challenge of curating it.”

Matt Dormer, cabinet member for Communities said: “The cathedral provides a stunning backdrop to the wide range of artwork that will be on show. I urge anyone visiting Worcester while the exhibition is on to pop along and view it.”

Young Voices New Visions is open to the public on Sunday (June 20) and then from Saturday, June 26 to Sunday, July 11.

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