So many inspired by art

PUBLISHED: 12:19 27 July 2006 | UPDATED: 11:56 04 May 2010

WITH the recent media interest in works of art, their funding and their worth I thought your readers might like to know how the Babylon Gallery team is using art to work with a broad range of groups and individuals throughout East Cambridgeshire. Since Au

WITH the recent media interest in works of art, their funding and their worth I thought your readers might like to know how the Babylon Gallery team is using art to work with a broad range of groups and individuals throughout East Cambridgeshire.

Since August 2005, in addition to gallery visitors: David Hockney exhibition, a cub pack doing a quiz on David Hockney's work: 26 participants earning cub badges.

# Four primary schools creating four giant painted canvases: more than a 100 participants.

# The work of four GCSE students exhibited in the gallery.

# A giant canvas worked on by families at the Apple Festival: approx 200 participants.

# Justin Partyka exhibition.

New photographs (14) produced by six members of the Ely Photographic Club and exhibited at the Almonry Restaurant.

# New photographs (10) produced by 12 GCSE students, and exhibited at Starbucks Restaurant, Ely.

# David Baxter exhibition

More than 100 paintings made by pupils from four local primary schools and exhibited at Needham's Restaurant: 120 participants.

# Eleven paintings made by local GCSE students and exhibited at Needham's Restaurant.

# Particles exhibition.

Origami swans, balloon fish and fun with interactive digital art all made by pupils and staff from four local primary schools: 140 participants.

So we've had the fun of meeting and working with artists and approximately 630 members of our

broader community, and the joy of receiving some wonderful thank

you notes.

From the participants' feedback, and the general interest in our future plans I am convinced that art is

enabling people of all ages to discover friendships, talents, fun, confidence and inspiration in a way that

positively enhances their futures and our community and environment.

If any of your older readers from Witchford would like to participate in our next outreach project, please could they call and leave their contact details with Karen at Arts Development

East Cambridgeshire on 01353 669022.

JO CLEMANCE

Curator and Outreach co-ordinator

Joanne.Clemance@adec.org.uk Telephone: 01353 669022.

Babylon Gallery

Waterside

Ely

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