Heads,shoulders,knees and toes at Yorkhill Hospital

Heads,shoulders,knees and toes with children from Yorkhill Hospital and Sally Hackett
Date: 21 July – 17 August 2014
Space: Yorkhill Hospital canteen

Ceramic workshop which focused on revisiting the perception of children in terms of art.

Developed as part of the ongoing partnership between the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow (Yorkhill). This partnership explored how we can meet the rights of the child in terms of art, culture and play as embedded in article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

This exhibition was from a ceramics project with the children in the hospital for the Commonwealth Games celebrations. The goal was reinventing the young people’s perceptions of ceramics and turning it into something fun, both in subject matter and in process. The project aimed to remove expectations and pressures by encouraging the making process to be disjointed and unassuming.

We were delighted that Susan Boyle was able to attend the opening as part of the celebrations for The Baton Relay.

Artist: Sally Hackett
Participants: Tiegan , Kacper, Dylan, Ross, Vaidehi, Georgia H, Lauren, Georgia L, Shania, Chloe, Ayleigh , Justin, Caragh, keera, Graham and Joseph

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