Wood work by young prodigies on exhibition at the Botanic Garden

Posted by uatemp13 at Sep 11, 2013 10:36 AM |
New sculptures arrive for the ‘A Change of Heart’ exhibition until Sunday, 27 October

Another exhibition of sculptures has opened at the University's Botanic Garden, featuring work made by local 11-18 year olds. The work will be on exhibition to the public until Sunday, 27 October.

This new selection of sculptures joints work by 20 renowned artists currently on show at the University’s sculpture in the Garden exhibition, called ‘A Change of Heart’.

Young people worked with Soft Touch Artists to create a variety of works from wood at the Attenborough Arboretum, before installing them in the Botanic Garden. Sixteen pieces are on display in the woodland area at the southern end of the Botanic Garden near London Road.

Soft Touch Arts is a Leicester based charity that uses arts, media and music activities to inspire and engage young people to help them to develop creative, social and employability skills. Their inclusive way of working helps young people who lack opportunities or have challenges in their lives to participate in positive creative activities.

The exhibition is one of the outcomes of a £10,000 award to the Botanic Garden by the Arts Council to promote the engagement of the Garden with the wider community.

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