The Little Artists exhibition shows the works of early-years children across Leicester alongside international adult artists. The show was brought together by New Walk Museum and Art Gallery in collaboration with The Spark Festival and allowed an Exhibitions Officer to work in private nurseries to allow young children the opportunity to engage with and access contemporary art.
The starting point for the play-led workshops were works by international artists Martin Creed, Jonathan Monk, and Alice Channer.
It was of particular interest to have the children involved with 'how it feels' and 'how it looks' rather than 'what it means'. The end result being sound works well having a variety of sculptures, mixture of colours, mixed media and the use of shapes, letters, sound and texture of materials.
Hugo Worthy, the curator of the exhibition from New Walk Museum said:
"I am really interested in the way children and artists explore the physical qualities of material, whether that be through Rachel Harrison’s manipulation of paint, photography or Grace Tia’s layering of gloop onto a top hat"
"Lots of people came in on our open day on Saturday 3rd June and made lovely sculptures inspired by Erwin Wurm’s photograph Taipei"
The results of the workshop and pieces by the artists and children are currently on display until 11th June.