Lord Lieutenant admires young carers' art work

8:00am Monday 2nd December 2013

By Alex Bysouth

YOUNG carers in Northwich are set to display their art work at Eaton Hall next year after it caught the eye of the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire.

David Briggs, who is also the chairman of Cheshire Young Carers, admired the 116 paintings on display at ArtWork Studio and Gallery in Navigation Road.

The children were asked to express their feelings about being a Young Carer and their paintings were laid out by artist Carolyn Shepherd in the form of a pathway through the gallery.

Chester Decorative Fine Arts Society paid for the project as part of their Young Arts Fund, which was so successful more canvasses and art materials are being supplied so the work can continue and develop into other media.

Clr Julia Tickridge recently visited the display and paid tribute to the young artists.

“I found the art created by Cheshire Young Carers particularly inspirational,” she said.

“I am delighted young people, who very often give up so much of their time caring for their loved ones, have an outlet to channel their emotions and a chance to get some time for themselves.

“Many congratulations to the wonderful resident artists and all those students from Sir John Deane’s College and Mid Cheshire College who contributed to the ArtWork Studios and Gallery exhibition open evening."

The work will be displayed again at Eaton Hall, the Duke of Westminster’s home, next year at Cheshire Young Carers charity launch.

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