Young looked-after artists flourish at Foundling Museum: May-Sept 2013

Young looked-after artists flourish at Foundling Museum: May-Sept 2013

An exhibition showcasing artworks by looked-after children and young people has opened at the Foundling Museum

The show includes painting, sculpture and photography by talented artists up to the age of 25 who have all experienced the challenges of being looked after by someone other than their parents.

Flourish, which was initiated by Newham and Children and Young People's Services, London, was the first national programme to promote artwork by young people with a diverse history of care. They may be looked after by carers, fostered, adopted, in secure accommodation or have special needs.

It’s an annual event with young people asked to make a formal application and submit an artist’s statement highlighting aspirations and telling their story.

Some of them have gone to university to study art, volunteered at art galleries and held solo shows.

Date Friday 31st May 2013, 10:15 - Sunday 15th September 2013, 15:15
Location Foundling Museum
Contact www.foundlingmuseum.org.uk
Nearest Tube Russell Square