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Youngsters with learning difficulties display artwork in Bournemouth
INSPIRING artwork created by people with learning difficulties was displayed at the Pine Walk open air exhibition in Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens.
Members of Bournemouth Gateway Club produced a series of portraits for the I Am Sunrise exhibition which ran from Saturday until Monday.
The work was produced as part of the club’s eight-week Express Yourself Through Community Media course, which is supported by volunteer and former Arts University Bournemouth student, Pedro Calero.
Pedro said: “We took pictures of ourselves, then projected them and used the projected image as the base for the painting.
“They all worked so hard and every individual has different skills and passion.”
Pedro added: “I think the name of exhibition really represents the energy of everyone involved.”
Club Manager Anna Reeves said: “We want to promote a more positive aspect to people with learning difficulties. Most are self-portraits because the idea was to show themselves in their everyday lives.
“All the members involved really enjoyed themselves.”
Nine talented members of Bournemouth Gateway Club contributed to the exhibition.
Artist Diana Rutherford, 30, said: “I really enjoyed making the painting.”
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