Poignant exhibition of caring

Daily Echo: PRIDE OF PLACE: Artists Sue Fox and Sue Kenneally pictured in front of an artwork called Live, Love, Laugh, created by Eastleigh Young Carers. PRIDE OF PLACE: Artists Sue Fox and Sue Kenneally pictured in front of an artwork called Live, Love, Laugh, created by Eastleigh Young Carers.

“WHO Cares” is the title of a poignant exhibition at Winchester Theatre Royal featuring the artwork of young carers from across the county.

More than 50 youngsters aged between five and 18 created the beautiful artwork with the help of professional artists Sue Kenneally and Sue Fox.

The children, who help care for disabled parents or siblings, took part in a series of workshops run by the two women over the past two years.

Pride of place on the wall is a large textile hanging inspired by the work of Andy Warhol, which the children created over three months.

Comments from the young carers stitched into the colourful artwork complete with a tin of Heinz beans include: “Family means a lot to me” and “Life is short. Live while you have a chance.” And “Sometimes their life seems a lot easier.”

The workshops are sponsored by several organisations, including Hampshire County Council and Arts Council England but more sponsorship is needed. For details see sueandsue.com.

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