We are delighted to share with you the news that art and photography by Skye and Lochalsh Young Carers will be shown in an exhibition at Aros from next Tuesday.
Over the summer holidays, photographers Cailean Maclean, Iain Smith and artist Kate McMorrine worked with young carers from Skye and Lochalsh. Three groups of young people and support staff went on outings in Skye with the artists, visiting Braes, Ord, and Harlosh. They heard stories about the places and spent time taking photographs. Afterwards they took part in workshops in photo editing and art. Their work, inspired by their experience, will be exhibited at the Aros Centre from next week.
Grant MacKay, Assistant Manager of Skye and Lochalsh Young Carers said “There were 27 young carers who benefited from the project and they all felt included, happy and relaxed while learning new skills in photography and art. Staff and volunteers were extremely pleased with the project with the bonus of being able to see the young carers being themselves, interacting with their peers, enjoying the various activities and picking up some photo editing tips.”
Photographer Iain Smith said “I personally found being involved in this project a great insight to the talent that we have in the Young Carer community, it was a privilege to be able to help them develop their ideas and hope as many people as possible get an opportunity to view their work. It was also a great chance to share ideas with the other artists, and the walks were great! Bha seo math dhòmhsa cuideachd!”
Come and see the exhibition at Aros Centre, Portree, from 12th–27th September.