18th September 2000

 

 

ABORIGINAL ART SENDS KIDS UP THE POLE

 

Physically challenged children from Ganton Special Needs School in Hull will get to see their artwork on show in a public place for the first time tomorrow (Tuesday).

 

The children have been working on an art project - a series of large brightly painted poles - based on Aboriginal art from Australia, and their teachers were anxious to find a venue where the work could be displayed free of charge.

 

The EICH Gallery based at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside in George Street has stepped into the breach and is offering its refectory area as a venue for the exhibition.

 

Four of the children involved in the project will be at the EICH (European Illustration Collection Hull) Gallery tomorrow (Tuesday 19th September 2000) from 10am until 10.30am to see their work on show.

 

Its the first time that anything like this has been attempted, said Kathie Jenkins, curator of the EICH Gallery. Were extremely pleased to be able to help out and host this most unusual exhibition for the children,

 

The display will be on show until Wednesday 20th September 2000.

 

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For more information contact:

 

Jez Ashberry Kathie Jenkins

Press and Media Relations Manager EICH Gallery

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside George Street

Tel: 01522 886042 Hull

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk Tel: 01482 462060