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Pupils' art on display

Work by local children aged between seven and 16 is going on display at the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead.

Work by local children aged between seven and 16 is going on display at the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead.

Image & Identity is an exhibition of artwork produced by young people in the region who have worked with local artists to explore their own image and identity, inspired by the collections of the Shipley Art Gallery.

A selection of the artworks will go on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum later in the year.

Sharon Wilson, assistant learning officer at the Shipley Art Gallery, explained more about the project: "The work on display includes sculpture, textiles and jewellery which have all been produced as a result of this partnership project with the Victoria and Albert Museum.

"Pupils from secondary schools in Gateshead and children from projects run by NCH, the children's charity, have all taken part in the project."

Angela Hudson, head of art and design at Heworth Grange School, said: "Image and Identity provided an extremely positive and worthwhile experience for our students."

The exhibition includes both the objects which inspired the young people and their resulting artwork. The Victoria and Albert Museum will be showing a selection of the pieces from March16 to April 12.

The Shipley Art Gallery is open 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and Sunday, 2pm to 5pm. Admission is free. The show opens on February 4 and runs until March 19.

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