Minister for Children and Young People Aileen Campbell Launches ‘Exploring The Senses’ at The Young Gallery

Sat 09th November 2013

Aileen Campbell is visiting
‘Exploring the Senses’, The Young Gallery’s latest exhibition. The Scottish
Government Minister will be cutting the ribbon on the exhibition of artwork by
parents and toddlers aged 0-3 who live in the East End.

The Minister for Children and
Young People, Aileen Campbell, said:

is important in helping our youngest children develop. It encourages them to
use their imagination and teaches them how to express themselves.

week I launched an Action Plan to get families playing and I am delighted to be
here to see such an excellent example of how parents and toddlers have had fun
to create this artwork. Activities like this help even the youngest child
explore their senses and also to bond with the other parents and children
taking part.”


Exploring the Senses

Over the last 10 weeks, parents
and children have been working together to explore sight, touch and sound with
professional artist Liz Shepherd. The ‘Exploring the Senses’ exhibition is a
celebration and showcase of the work that was produced together.

Liz said:

“We’re so excited to launch this
exhibition especially with Aileen cutting the ribbon. This series of workshops
and the exhibition was funded by the Cattanach Charitable Trust and this was
the youngest group of children that The Young Gallery has had the pleasure of
working with. One of them was 9 months old! The resultant exhibition will
delight and inspire children of all ages.”

The Young Gallery provides local
children with a valuable artistic experience and engages families, friends and
the wider community and provides them with a space to celebrate children’s
imaginations. The gallery has been attracting a lot of attention recently since
Impact Arts announced the Turner Prize nominated artist David Shrigley as its
patron. Impact Arts are crowdfunding £15,000 to continue their work with
children in the East End of Glasgow.

The Young Gallery 112 Sword Street, Dennistoun G31
The ‘Exploring the Senses’ workshops and exhibition was funded by the Cattanach
Charitable Trust.

The Young Gallery is crowdfunding for £15,000 to
work with 300 more children in the East-End of Glasgow. Please support the
campaign here:

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