Hitchin estate brushes up on art skills for project
PEOPLE living on an estate are brushing up on their art skills for a community project with a difference.
The Generation Arts Project is drawing in the crowds, with older residents and teenagers from Hitchin’s Westmill Estate coming together to produce art for an exhibition.
It’s all part of a bid to encourage understanding and break down perceptions between different generations of people living on the estate.
Led by two youth art workers, those involved will create portraits in a variety of different mediums, including photography, stencilling, printing, painting and digital media.
Nicola Pearson, neighbourhood development officer at North Hertfordshire Homes, said: “We recognise some of the young people from previous art projects so it will be great to see how intergenerational thinking influences this artwork – and to see the reactions of residents from across the estate.”
The GAP project is a joint initiative between North Herts District Council, North Hertfordshire Homes and other community safety groups and organisations.
The exhibition will be held at the Westmill Lawns on December 10.
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