Our Paintbox masterpieces are in St Stephen’s!

A unique exhibition of inspirational artwork was unveiled at St Stephen’s on Thursday 30th November. The exhibition has been arranged through the Hull & East Yorkshire Children’s University and made possible by the generosity of Aberdeen Enterprise Finance LTD of Pocklington. The junior masterpieces have been created by 100 City of Hull primary school children.

Each of the children walked and sketched the beautiful countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds and worked with local artist Rose Horspool to create some stunning artworks.

The children were based for the day in the Wolds Heritage Centre at Warter, near Pocklington and with their own sketch books in hand, worked as true artists. Having also looked at the work of David Hockney and the paintings he created on the Yorkshire Wolds their paintings also reflected his love of bold colour and vibrant style.

The work on display is a selection of all that has been done as part of the Children’s University “Paintbox” module. This is a local charity that provides children from disadvantaged backgrounds with experiences outside the classroom that raise their aspirations. Last year the charity worked with almost 6000 children. In the last academic year 2016-17 fourteen schools have taken part in the experience amounting to 384 children from disadvantaged backgrounds being inspired to think about creative careers.

Jim Harris, centre manager of St Stephen’s said “We have supported the Children’s University for a number of years and we are delighted to be able to provide a platform for the children to display their work. I would urge all visitors to look up and be inspired by the superb artwork produced by these talented 7 to 10 year olds”.

The exhibition of work will be hanging in the main shopping area either side of the main stairwell until the end of January 2018.