Exhibition review: Family Faces

National Portrait Gallery; now at Bruce Castle Museum,
London N17 until 1 December


It was great to see a community project being exhibited at such
a prestigious venue as the National Portrait Gallery,
writes Mark Drinkwater.

This fascinating and multicultural exhibition, held in partnership
with seven schools in the London Borough of Haringey, featured more
than 80 clay sculptures created by children who worked alongside
their parents to create works that depicted family life.

The exhibition depicted every type of family, and reminds us that
families don’t come in a single shape or size.

Although it was designed to increase parental involvement in their
children’s development in the wake of the Victoria ClimbiŽ
tragedy, this exhibition will help promote a more positive image of
family life in the borough.

Mark Drinkwater is a community worker in Southwark, south

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