Attenborough Arts Centre highlights the talent of children and young people in a professional exhibition of their artwork.

Attenborough Arts Centre highlights the talent of children and young people in a professional exhibition of their artwork.

The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre is delighted to announce an exhibition of children’s artwork in response to its recent exhibitions by Laura Swanson and Claud Cahun: Beneath this Mask.

Curated by Attenborough Art Centre’s young ambassador group called Next Gen. Creatives, the exhibition Seeing Ourselves highlights the talent of children and young people who regularly use the centre through our education programme.

Exploring the theme of identity, Seeing Ourselves showcases photography, painting, drawing, mixed media and creative responses inspired by Laura Swanson and Claude Cahun. The artwork brings together the work of young people who have visited the centre with their schools for gallery tours, our free Saturday workshops and special one-off events and activities.

Next Gen. Creatives is a group of inspiring 14 – 19 year olds who help shape Attenborough Arts Centre’s programme. By joining the Next Gen. Creatives, young people have the opportunity to work with professional artists, gain valuable life skills and learn about the various pathways they could take within the arts. It is a chance to socialise, gain an Arts Award and learn in an inclusive environment, inspiring them to become the next generation of artists, curators, performers and creative professionals.

The Attenborough Arts centre feels honoured to provide the same platform to children and young people as the masters of modern art that they are responding to with their work.

Seeing Ourselves opens Thursday 14 December and closes Wednesday 20 December.

Gallery opening times: 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday. 12pm – 4pm Sunday.