We’ve all been super busy recently and are delighted to have had our former colleague and current freelancer back in the fold to curate an exhibition for us, as well as some other work too.
We’ve hired a van, rented a beautiful historic building and ordered lots of different and beautiful printed cards. We’ve been created labels and stickers and finding a cash box. We’ve been organising staff and volunteers to We’ve been traveling around the city and county collecting art works that older people have chosen to submit to our exhibition at the Guildhall to share with the wider public.
All we need now is for you to come along and see the artwork for yourselves, and to spread the word to others you know who may be interested. All of the art that will be on show at the exhibition has been proudly produced by older people receiving some sort of care and support to go about their daily lives – some live in care homes or nursing homes, others live in supported sheltered housing schemes and others live at home. Some of our artists are in their 90s, most are displaying their art for the first time and some have only ever painted, sketched and created art with our charity, Learning for the Fourth Age.
The art exhibition will be held on Tuesday 25th, Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th of April at the Guildhall in Leicester. The exhibition will be open from 11am until 4pm each day and is completely free to view, as well as open to the public. Come along and join us in celebrating the achievements of some of Leicestershire’s oldest learners.
Examples of some of the artwork that will be on display are below: