Firefly Arts: A Word In Your Ear & HYPE Photography Group


15 July – 30 September 2016 in St John’s Gallery

A new  exhibition of photography, textiles, collage and writing created by young people across West Lothian.

This exhibition presents work created by HYPE (Helping Young People Engage), Firefly Arts, West Lothian Young Writers Group and West Lothian Young Carers. Firefly Arts is a registered Scottish Charity that offers theatre skills, film and youth arts activity for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years across West Lothian. A Word In Your Ear is a combined youth arts programme that uses fun, accessible and quality arts process to build young people’s confidence, talent and aspiration. Through A Word In Your Ear,  young people have had the opportunity to work directly with visual artists, designers, writers, makers and film makers. The results on display include printed scarves, collage and writing.

HYPE (Helping Young People Engage) is a skills-based project based in West Lothian which assists young people transitioning between school and work/further education in reaching a positive destination. Working with photographer Lisa Fleming, participants on the photography programme learn basic camera techniques and composition using bridge cameras before moving on to mastering DSLR cameras. Check out some of the results in the exhibition.

Join us for the exhibition opening on Monday 25th July, 2-3pm in St John’s Gallery.

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