The Back Alley Gallery artists with their artwork.
The Back Alley Gallery artists with their artwork.

Fingal kids await third exhibition

A GROUP of artistic Fingal youngsters have developed a passion for painting and are eagerly awaiting their third exhibition.

What started as party entertainment for the kids of Healy Lane has spawned the Back Alley Gallery.

On December 6 they came on scooters, skateboards and bikes from across the neighbourhood to get involved.

More than 20 kids created 47 paintings in the space of a few hours, which were then placed on exhibition that night.

Hannah Cutts, one of the mothers involved in organising the exhibition, said the kids got a lot out of it.

“The kids worked all afternoon in the blazing heat ... and some really amazing artwork came out of it,” she said.

“The kids all really enjoyed it, they are already asking when the next one is.”

Paper and paints were provided and each painting was tacked on to walls or fences of the lane.

Mrs Cutts said it was good to see the children, who usually congregated in the lane and skateboard, try something a little different.

“There were some really nice paintings, there were a couple there that were really good,” she said.

Mrs Cutts said the heat last Sunday was oppressive, so the next event would be on sometime around Easter, when it was cooler.



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