One-off art exhibition set to take over gallery

Grundy Art Gallery
Grundy Art Gallery
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A one-off exhibition will see a popular art gallery in Blackpool taken over by work produced by disadvantaged youngsters in the resort.

For two hours on Friday, the whole of the Grundy Art Gallery, on Queen Street, will be dedicated to a digital project put together by Manchester-based artist Sophie Mahon.

Video and animations will be projected throughout the venue based on artwork produced by youngsters in Blackpool.

Sophie said: “For the past several months I have been running workshops with young people across Blackpool with groups such as the Boathouse youth group, Streetlife and Blackpool Sixth Form.

“The workshops have encouraged people to think about their own histories and experiences and channel this into the artwork they have made.”

The free event is open from 5pm until 7pm.