International art at St Albans Abbey

PUBLISHED: 10:42 06 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:19 06 May 2010

ART by street children has gone on show in St Albans Abbey accompanied by a series of photographs. The art work by children from India, Mexico and Swaziland is being exhibited in the Chapter House until Friday, August 28. It is being sponsored by The Co-o

ART by street children has gone on show in St Albans Abbey accompanied by a series of photographs.

The art work by children from India, Mexico and Swaziland is being exhibited in the Chapter House until Friday, August 28.

It is being sponsored by The Co-operative Membership and mounted by The Big Picture Co-operative which works with street children across the world.

The exhibition features drawings, paintings and collages together with photographs taken by artist Paul Sudlow on a recent visit to Mumbai in India.

Paul worked at the Tender Hands shelter, running art workshops and accompanying staff as they visited children on the streets. His photographs give an insight into the hardships of life on the street as well as the positive care and attention the children receive at the shelter.

Local Co-operative and membership officer Julia Fuller said: "Our sponsorship of this exhibition underlines our commitment to helping children and young people all over the world.

"By displaying this artwork in public, we can give people in St Albans an insight into the lives of these children while supporting the valuable and innovative work that The Big Picture Co-operative does."

Opening times are 10am until 4.30pm Monday to Saturday.

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