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Artistic Flair In Our Bangor Family Support Service

Posted 10:40AM on Tuesday 01 July 2014

Our Bangor Family Support Service hosted its first ever Art Exhibition and what a success it was! The exhibition, which was held in the Curve at Bangor Library, showcased some of the work completed by the young people involved in our Art Class. Renowned artist Terry Bradley attended the exhibition, as well as the Mayor of North Down, Councillor Peter Martin.

The aim of the Art Class was to encourage creativity, inclusion, self development and expression. The programme was designed to encourage artistic talent, as well as nurture social and emotional growth. During the year, the young people took inspiration from famous artists such as Van Gogh, Kandinsky and Matisse and from the world around them. Each young person created pieces in their own style. They experimented with different mediums, textures and styles.

Speaking at the exhibition, Agnes Lunny, Chief Executive of Positive Futures, said: “With the support of an art grant from North Down Borough Council, we have been able to offer the young people a more diverse artistic experience and we are extremely grateful for that support. We wish to thank everyone for coming along to the exhibition, in particular Terry Bradley and the Mayor of North Down.”

Pictured at the event is Agnes Lunny, our Chief Executive, with Tim Parr, Service Manager, Terry Bradley and some of the young artists