Sunderland pupils take part in exhibition

Putting themselves in the picture, left to right; Dayna Dowell, Kevin Clerkson, David Parker and Kaci Graham.'Willowfield Primary School pupils taking part in a workshop inspired by the Legion exhibition at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland.
Putting themselves in the picture, left to right; Dayna Dowell, Kevin Clerkson, David Parker and Kaci Graham.'Willowfield Primary School pupils taking part in a workshop inspired by the Legion exhibition at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland.
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CHILDREN are taking a walk on the wild side as part of an awe-inspiring exhibition.

Until September, the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, in Fawcett Street, is hosting Legion by Kelly Richardson.

In a UK first, the gallery is exhibiting a selection of the Canadian artist’s work in which she uses digital technology to create huge cinematic landscapes.

Pupils from Willow Fields Primary School, in Witherwack, were among the first to take part in workshops being held in conjunction with the exhibition.

Young people are invited to work with professional animator Sheryl Jenkins to make their own weird and wonderful work using animation, film and digital photography.

The workshops link to the themes within Kelly’s show such as imagined worlds, urban landscapes and architecture and our planet in the future including the effects of climate change.

As well as schools workshops, family art activities will take place at the gallery throughout the summer, on Tuesdays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

There is no need to book, just go along and have a go.

The activities are free and all the materials are provided.

Activities are aimed at children aged 13 and under, who must be accompanied by an adult.