Getting to the art of Children of the 90s
Press release issued: 8 September 2006
A stunning art exhibition at Hengrove Community Arts College looks at the Children of the 90s study through the eyes of the 14,000 teenagers taking part.
The Children of the 90s study has been following the health and development of 14,000 children since before birth. The project is famous all over the world – but what does it mean to teenagers themselves?
A stunning art exhibition opening this week at Hengrove Community Arts College looks at the study through their eyes.
A group of teenagers from the school have created an array of spectacular artwork, including huge painted canvases, sculptures and drawings. Their work reflects key elements of the study – with themes ranging from DNA to teenage lifestyles.
The Children of the 90s project aims to improve the lives of all young people, and the artists include not only teenagers who participate in the study, but others who may benefit from it in years to come.
All the teenagers were given a “behind the scenes” tour of the Children of the 90s laboratories and research centre. Then they worked with community artists from No Added Sugar to create amazing artwork based on their ideas about the study.
The exhibition is open to the public from 7 - 15 September on weekdays, 9am to 4pm, at Hengrove Community Arts College.