Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Pupils' Creativity Is Unmasked in 'African' Exhibition

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Pupils' Creativity Is Unmasked in 'African' Exhibition

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An African-inspired exhibition of art and stories by Newcastle schoolchildren is currently on show at Newcastle University's Hatton Gallery.

The Young Cultural Creators exhibition, which was officially unveiled by Newcastle City Council deputy leader Coun David Faulkner, features work by children at Moorside, St Anthony's C of E, Thomas Walling and Westerhope primary schools.

The project is a joint initiative involving the schools, Newcastle Libraries, the Hatton Gallery, North-East museums and author and illustrator Liz Million.

It is aimed at inspiring children's reading and creativity by giving them the chance to work in libraries, museums, archives and galleries and with children's writers and illustrators.

The pupils have been working on the project since May, when they visited their local libraries to learn about Africa and hear stories in order to get inspiration for their own work.

They also went to see the Hatton Gallery's Uhlman Collection of African art and masks and to meet Liz Million, who helped them develop their own stories and illustrations. …

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