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SPECIALLY SELECTED & COMMISSIONED FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE IN CARE, THEIR CARERS AND FOSTER SIBLINGS

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Take a look at some of the artworks created by care experienced children & young around the West Midlands, as well as artworks from our featured artists.

 

To submit artwork - either in response to our challenges or your own invention - please visit our contact page.

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Arts Award Graffiti Project
by Telford & Wrekin care experienced young people, May 2021

 
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The Metaphor

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Take a look at this fab new spoken word and music piece. After taking part in online sessions with VITAL in February, May and June 2021, these young people linked to Birmingham & Black Country Virtual Schools came together to meet in person and have some fun creating visuals and recording their lyrics in a professional recording studio. Great work everyone!

Check out Resonance in Dudley for great courses in music. A fantastic place to learn amongst knowledgeable musicians and tutors and wonderful facilities.

Find out more about artist VITAL here.

 
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Give it Time

Hosted by Stoke & Staffordshire Virtual Schools in partnership with Stafford-based music charity Make Some Noise this song-writing project brought care experienced children and young people together through online and live sessions during May 2021.

Have a listen to the song they wrote together - Give it Time:

'Just a note to say how well this is going so far and D is so pleased with the progression and enjoying this opportunity to be a part of something that gives him great pride. Many thanks to the teacher whom is absolutely fantastic and professional. Thankyou.'

From a carer

Sunsets 
by Morgan from Staffordshire
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Landscape photograph: Light Inside and Out

by Mikey from Worcestershire

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Artwork from our Check It Out Challenge

Artwork by Evija

 
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Landscape photography by Abbie from Staffordshire

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Artworks by Artifacts artists:

Saira-Jayne Jones                   Yusuf Paul McCormack

 

Saira-Jayne and Yusuf are West Midlands based professional artists who grew up in care. Watch some short films about their stories in our Go & Look section.

Artworks sent in by young people

 
Paris
Paris
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Paris
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Patricia
Patricia
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Patricia
Patricia
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Year 3 work from Mestycroft Academy

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Telford & Wrekin Virtual School

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Telford & Wrekin Virtual School

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Solar system - created by a Y5 pupil
Solar system - created by a Y5 pupil

Telford & Wrekin Virtual School

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Artslink challenges by Staffordshire Virtual School students

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Drawings by Lauren from Sandwell

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Figures and fashion/costume designs by Lewis from Sandwell

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Poems by young people

from workshops by Matt Windle

 
Archie
Archie
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Nush
Nush
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Max
Max
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Rhyley-Jo
Rhyley-Jo
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Maia
Maia
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Jonah
Jonah
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Maia
Maia
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Rhyley-Jo
Rhyley-Jo
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Poems by Matt Windle

all poems © Matt Windle

 
Num13r5
Num13r5
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Alphabet
Alphabet
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Righting
Righting
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Photography by Infuse

all images © Mark Anderson

 
WW1 project - In dreams
WW1 project - In dreams
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X 4
X 4
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Stokesay 3
Stokesay 3
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Swimming
Swimming
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Trenches Whixhall 4
Trenches Whixhall 4
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Size A3 - 3mm Gloss Laminate Shirestone
Size A3 - 3mm Gloss Laminate Shirestone
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Railway 1
Railway 1
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Railway 4
Railway 4
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RAF 1
RAF 1
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Ceramics by Jon the Potter

all images © Jon Williams

 
bubble fish 3
bubble fish 3
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large mouth whale
large mouth whale
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jelly fish
jelly fish
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jelly fish rattle
jelly fish rattle
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doughnut octopus
doughnut octopus
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doughnut octopus in water
doughnut octopus in water
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doughnut fish
doughnut fish
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digital ceramic apples
digital ceramic apples
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Ceramic-Bees
Ceramic-Bees
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