Interactive exhibition open now

An interactive art exhibition with work produced by young people from St Helens is now open in the town centre.

Artist Sophie has been artist in residence for the last six months working with young people in Parr, Finger Post and Four Acre.

The exhibition, in Brownlow Arcade, showcases a number of artworks relating to the past and present and explores the best and worst possible narratives for the future.

Over the course of six months Sophie developed workshops with St Helens Youth Service, Wild Card Amateur Boxing Club, St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School, St Augustine’s of Canterbury Catholic High School, The Sutton Academy, Free Runners Derbyshire Hill Family Centre, Parr Library, Chester Lane Library, Holy Trinity Church and 818 group; bringing together a group of young collaborators with whom she has developed a series of visions for the future.

Sophie, said: “2020 Vision is a project exploring the future of our world through the perspective of young people in St Helens, its been great to work with so many different groups and young people who have shaped and developed every aspect of the project with me. I hope that the show helps to give these young people a voice and a platform to share their views, hopes and fears. The show is now open and it’s very interactive, theses lots of work children can enjoy and I especially want to invite the people of St Helens to call in and share their own thoughts for the future which will be added to the exhibition as it develops.”

2020 Vision is a project that is a partnership between Heart of Glass and Helena Homes Make It Happen project, and supported through our participation in the Creative Europe funded Collaborative Arts Partnership programme (CAPP).

The exhibition is open now until Sunday, May 21st. The opening times are 11.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm – 4pm on Sundays.

Heart of Glass is an agency for collaborative and social arts practice based in St Helens.

Visit heartofglass.org.uk for more information about 2020 Vision and other art projects in the borough.