We've been following the progress of Kensington Youth Inclusion Project on the blog, from when they first started working on ideas based on the John Moores 25 exhibition, to doing paintings of their own with artist Keiron Finnetty, right up to now, with the final display of their paintings in the gallery at the weekend. The group have even tried their hand at Haiku and rhyming couplet poems inspired by the exhibition!
We recorded their readings of these poems and they'll be available to download as a podcast on the website soon. Here is Learning Officer Lauren Gould's final words on the work of these budding artists:
"After a lot of hard work by our young group of artists from the Kensington Youth Inclusion Project, their masterpieces were finally unveiled at the Walker Art Gallery on Saturday 7 December.
Be sure to make a trip down to the Walker to see these unique takes on paintings in the John Moores 25 exhibition before the show closes on 4 January 2009; a great way to walk off those extra Christmas calories!"