22nd September 2000

 

ABORIGINAL ART SENDS KIDS UP THE POLE

 

An exhibition of aboriginal art at a city gallery was the culmination of weeks of work by physically challenged children at Ganton Special Needs School in Hull.

 

Some of the children who worked on the project with local artist Kevin Storch visited the EICH Gallery in George Street this week to see their work on public display for the first time.

 

The George Street gallery - part of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside - offered to show the large brightly painted poles based on Australian aboriginal art free of charge for a week.

 

Its been a really exciting project and it was a pleasure the give these unusual works of art a home for a few days, said Kathie Jenkins, curator of the EICH (European Illustration Collection Hull) Gallery.

 

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Caption for photograph to follow today by email: Artist Kevin Storch (at rear, with glasses) is pictured with Ganton School tutors, pupils and their parents at the EICH Gallery.

 

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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