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Artistic youngsters lead their own exhibition

A student run project in Lancaster will offer underprivileged young people the opportunity to display their artwork.

Young people from four Lancaster schools will have their work displayed at the Peter Scott Gallery as part of the Conversations With The Collection exhibition.

The artists ranging from six to 16 years old have been part of a year-long project that has been organised by eight volunteers from Lancaster University Student’s Union (LUSU).

During the project many young people visited a gallery for the first time. They had the chance to explore its exhibitions and make their own artistic responses to the work.

They were helped during the process by the Lancaster University student volunteers who gave bespoke classroom workshops and helped the pupils develop their ideas and work.

LUSU president, George Gardiner, 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.”

21-year-old BA Fine Art student Amy Gilland, who volunteered with the project, 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.”

The Peter Scott Gallery will run the Conversations With The Collection exhibition until the 1st June.

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