CAMHS team up with National Gallery for art project

Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) is partnering with the National Gallery to offer young people an opportunity to create pieces of artwork based on the Gallery’s existing catalogue.

The project will start with a visit to the Gallery with Participation Coordinator, Raythe Harvey and a National Gallery Representative, Rachel Craddock.

The visit will then be followed by a series of workshops over five weeks in August, where young people will work with one of the Gallery’s appointed artists, Anna Saunders.

Raythe Harvey, Participation Coordinator said: “This is a great opportunity for young people to use creative ideas to put their stamp on CAMHS, by producing unique pieces of art, that are inspired by a Gallery based in the area they live. Most of them have little knowledge or contact with this piece of London’s Heritage. Now they are being given a chance not only to express themselves through beautiful paintings, but to build a relationship between young people and pre- 20th Century Art.”

Those who take part will be able to keep their original artwork, which will be professionally copied and used to decorate the Westminster CAMHS service.

The project will start Wednesday 2 August 2017.