Foundation will host exhibition of artwork

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The Percy Hedley Foundation will be showing some special artworks at an exhibition this month.

The artworks are all unique pictures created by service users and celebrities at Able 2 Adult Services in the iMUSE studio, and will go on show at the Holy Biscuit Art Gallery in Newcastle from February 11 to 21.

iMUSE, which stands for Interactive Multi-Sensory Environment, is a studio with specialist equipment that allows users with profound and multiple learning disabilities to express themselves through even the slightest movement or vocalisation.

More than 60 works of art created through iMUSE will be on display at the exhibition, and throughout the event a silent auction will be running which will allow people to bid on the pictures.

The works by some of Percy Hedley Foundation’s adult service users will sit side by side with artwork created by celebrities such as Robson Green, Malcolm MacDonald, Stephen Miller and members of the Newcastle United training staff.

And on Thursday, February 13, by auctioneers Anderson and Garland will take place.

The exhibition is being held at the Holy Biscuit Art Gallery from February 11 to 21, from 11am to 6pm on weekdays and 11am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free.