Xucun Children Painting Works
Ink on paper
In summer 2013, ACAF ran the very first Arts Can Do centre in Xucun, Heshun county, Shanxi province. Over 100 children from the region, mostly of migrant workers, came to attend daily painting and drawing classes taught by ACAF artist fellows Sophie Cape and Luke Scibberas. For nearly all of them, this was their first exposure to art as a form of expression, as a vehicle for their own ideas and perspectives, and as a language unto itself. They were also encouraged, given confidence and praised for their work. With the children’s permission, we selected a few pieces which we believe not only show the capacity and skill of response, but astounding originality. It also brings the creative voice of these children to you, our supporters.
We are auctioning these pieces as artworks in their own right, but also as an opportunity to appreciate, be moved and reminded by what has taken place through the Arts Can Do program.
Each piece is unique and signed by the child, whose ages range between 4 and 10.