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Published on July 16th, 2014 | by Simeon Bright

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‘Rubbish’ Art Exhibition Wows Gallery-goers

You wouldn’t normally want people walking out of an art exhibition muttering “what a load of rubbish” – but it’s been music to the ears of Maureen Marlowe.
Maureen voluntarily runs Bosworth Art Club at Bosworth Community Centre in Fordbridge. The art club recently put on their very first exhibition – made entirely out of recycled materials – at the G2 gallery in Solihull Arts Complex.
Entitling the exhibition ‘Don’t Throw It Away’, Maureen led the group in creating many innovative pieces of art including a wine rack made from old vinyl records.
Maureen has been instrumental in creating a friendly, open atmosphere at the weekly art club. “Our group is not so much about achievement, though we do achieve some quite creative things. The class is about the people from the community – people who may have physical disabilities or learning disabilities, who may have lost confidence or who may feel lonely. This group has no prejudices. No matter who you are you are welcome.”
The Art Club is already looking forward to their next exhibition as they grow in size and confidence. The reaction to their first exhibition – parts of which were also exhibited at Bosworth Community Centre and The Loft as part of IMAGE Fest – was overwhelmingly positive.
The group is always welcoming of new members and meets at Bosworth Community Centre every Thursday 2-4pm. Call 0121 770 8570 for more details.

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