Young people from The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone have had their artwork displayed in Castle Galleries next to professional pieces of art as part of an art competition.
In a joint project between Castle Galleries and The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone, young people from The Way created brilliant pieces of artwork that were exhibited in Castle Galleries, based on Victoria Street in Wolverhampton, for the past month. Castle Galleries asked their patrons and visitors to vote for their favourite creations.
After hundreds of votes, Lee Copeland aged 18 was crowned the winner with Esme Gillet aged 12, Chloe Scott aged 14 being close runners up. Their pieces will be professionally framed and displayed in The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone.
Matt Dittmer, Arts Coordinator at The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone said:
“We’ve got some incredibly talented artists at The Way Youth Zone and it was brilliant to see their art in such a well-respected gallery surrounded by professional pieces. On behalf of the whole Art Team, I want to thank Castle Galleries for helping us inspire the next generation of artists.”
The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone, based on School Street in the heart of city, has so many opportunities for creative young people aged 8-19 years old (and up to 25 with a disability). With a brilliant art offer, a music room, a recording studio, radio booth, dance studio and more The Way is the perfect place for young people to express themselves.
Sophie Ruggles, Gallery Manager at Castle Galleries said:
“We were so impressed with pieces young people from The Way created. Castle Galleries is really proud to support local artists and help inspire young people. We can’t wait to see what the young people from The Way produce next.”
As well as art, The Way Wolverhampton Youth Zone has an outdoor pitch, enterprise media suite, climbing wall, multi-use four court sports hall, cafe, dance studio, gym, cooking area, general recreation area and much more.