Young artists make festival sculpture

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A GROUP of crafty youngsters have created a sculpture which is going on show at North Yorkshire’s Art Festival.

The giant ostrich, made from bent willow and cashew canes, will be exhibited as part of the CultureShock festival, held at Harrogate Show Ground in June.

The sculpture was made by youngsters who attended an art work shop held by North Yorkshire County Council’s 4 Youth Service, at Ebenezer Baptists Church hall in Colombus Ravine.

Together they worked with Scarborough artist Gabrielle Naptali to create the unusual piece of art.

Jenny Stamford, area youth worker at 4 Youth, said: “Throughout the Easter holidays we held different activities for youngsters to take part in.

“We organised a trip to Flamingo Land, dance workshops, and a football skills day.

“The art workshop went very well, and it was a great opportunity for youngsters to come down and work with a talented local artist.

“Everyone at the event worked well together as a team, and they are really excited about seeing their work on show at Harrogate Show Ground.”

Entries are still being accepted for the art competition at the CultureShock festival.

Anyone, aged between 11 and 19 from North Yorkshire, wanting to submit work should contact Ms Stamford on 07970067399, or visit the 4 Youth office at Woodend Creative Workspace, in the Crescent.