PAC’s outdoor portrait exhibition heads to York’s vaccination centre
Visitors to York’s vaccination centre can browse a new collection of portraits by award-winning artist Sue Clayton thanks to Pocklington Arts Centre (PAC) taking its popular outdoor exhibitions on tour.
The 21 portraits, all inspired by children and adults who have Down Syndrome - especially Sue’s energetic son James - will be on display at Askham Bar NHS Vaccination Centre from Tuesday, May 11 to Sunday, June 13.
The collection also features Andrew, who is the son of one of Nimbuscare’s vaccinators, lead nurse Theresa Ollerenshaw.
The exhibition, entitled ‘21’, proved so popular when it was first held outside All Saint’s Church, in Pocklington during lockdown, PAC decided to take it on tour to other outdoor venues in the region so many more people can enjoy it.
The exhibition coincides with the unveiling of a specially commissioned artwork entitled ‘Tent of Hope’, created by Sue who has picked out members of the Nimbuscare vaccination team and pulled them together into one stunning painting, which even includes the cat which visits the site daily.
Nimbuscare director Michelle Phillips said: “It’s a huge privilege to have this very special art here at the Vaccination Centre.
“We are especially delighted with the unique painting Sue has done for us. Thanks to everyone who has helped make it happen.”
PAC Director, Janet Farmer said: “We always enjoy working with Sue on staging her striking exhibitions at PAC, so it has been absolutely fantastic to be able to continue sharing her inspirational work with the public in the midst of the pandemic by taking the exhibition outdoors.
“It has been brilliant to see so many people enjoying the opportunity to engage with art at this time, and we are looking forward to sharing it with many more people as we bring the exhibition to York’s vaccination centre.”