THE works of creative youngsters are being showcased in an exhibition in the town centre as part of an ongoing art project.

2020 Vision explores the future from the perspective of young people and is led by artist in residence Sophie Mahon.

Sophie has been working with young people in Parr, Fingerpost and Four Acre over the past six months, holding workshops to develop the project.

And the exhibition is now on show in the Brownlow Arcade at Church Square Shopping Centre, displaying a number of artworks relating to the themes of past and present and exploring the best and worst possible narratives for the future.

During the project, Sophie developed workshops with St Helens Youth Service, Wild Card Amateur Boxing Club, St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School, St Augustine’s of Canterbury Catholic High School, The Sutton Academy, Free Runners Derbyshire Hill Family Centre, Parr Library, Chester Lane Library, Holy Trinity Church and 818 group.

Sophie said: “The opening went well, I was really pleased to see so many people support the exhibition, particularly the friends and family of the participants.

“2020 Vision is a project exploring the future of our world through the perspective of young people in St Helens.

"It’s open now and it’s very interactive, so it would be great if plenty of people in St Helens call in and take part.”

The project is a partnership between Heart of Glass and Helena Homes' Make It Happen project, supported through participation in the Creative Europe funded Collaborative Arts Partnership programme (CAPP).

The exhibition is open until Saturday, May 20.

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