An interactive art exhibition with work produced by young people from St Helens is now open in the town centre.
Artist Sophie Mahon has been artist in residence for the last six months working with young people in Parr, Finger Post and Four Acre.
The exhibition, in Brownlow Arcade, showcases a number of artworks relating to the past and present and explores the best and worst possible narratives for the future.
Over the course of six months Sophie developed workshops with St Helens Youth Service, Wild Card Amateur Boxing Club, St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School, St Augustine’s of Canterbury Catholic High School, The Sutton Academy, Free Runners Derbyshire Hill Family Centre, Parr Library, Chester Lane Library, Holy Trinity Church and 818 group; bringing together a group of young collaborators with whom she has developed the project.
Sophie, said: “The opening went well, I was really pleased to see so many people support the exhibition, particularly the friends and family of the participants.”
“2020 Vision is a project exploring the future of our world through the perspective of young people in St Helens. It’s open now and it’s very interactive, so it would be great if plenty of people in St Helens call in and take part.”
The project is a partnership between Heart of Glass and Helena Homes Make It Happen project, and supported through participation in the Creative Europe funded Collaborative Arts Partnership programme (CAPP).
The exhibition is open now until Saturday, May 20th
Heart of Glass is an agency for collaborative and social arts practice based in St Helens.