London landmarks on display at Welwyn Garden City gallery

PUBLISHED: 08:00 11 August 2013

Mayor Howard Morgan with artists and support workers

Mayor Howard Morgan with artists and support workers


FAMOUS London landmarks can be seen in WGC this month after a new exhibition featuring the work of adults with learning and physical disabilities went on display.

Kre-Art is the combined work of amateur artists who attend workshops at the YMCA centre in Peartree Lane on Thursday mornings.

The exhibition was formally opened on Thursday morning at the New Maynard Gallery in Campus West by Welwyn Hatfield mayor, Councillor Howard Morgan.

The artworks on display have been created using mixed media, such as paint, wool and paper, and are of famous London landmarks such as Big Ben and red telephone boxes.

Adele Holloway, day service organiser of the YMCA, approached the gallery about the possibility of a display.

She said: “I am overwhelmed, I am so proud of them I really am.

“It is absolutely amazing.”

The centrepiece of the display is a collage of a sunflower in a field, with each flower 
petal representing one of the service users.

Fallen leaves at the bottom of the picture remember users who have passed away, and leaves on the sunflower stalk symbolise the services run by Hertfordshire County Council.

Councillor Morgan described the artwork as “beautiful” and praised the choice of colours used.

Kre-Art will be on display until September and is free to view at the New Maynard Gallery, in Campus West.

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