Drawing Matters

‘Drawing Matters’ invited children aged from 5-12 to create a postcard-sized piece of artwork that visually communicates something that matters to them. Issues large and small, personal and global are exhibited in our 1830 gallery over the summer alongside work from ‘Making Changes’ a children’s and youth summer school focused on how art can make a social impact.

Exhibition Open:

15 July – 29 September 2019

12:30-3:00 Monday - Friday


I have made this because want everyone and i mean everyone to act as if their house is on fire just like our only planet is very rapidly overheating . By 2030 earths crisis will become an unstoppable emergency. if we don’t stop it by that time, humanity will be extinct.
— Reggie aged 7
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Please plant more plants because we have more polluted air than fresh and plants can help that
— Hannah aged 8
Prize Winner  Best Visual Message, Joni aged 7

Prize Winner

Best Visual Message, Joni aged 7

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the earth melting and animals in the sea and animals who don’t live in the sea are getting stuck in the nets and the earth is melting because of all the pollution and the litter
— Romansiah aged 8
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Prize Winner  Vivienne aged 12

Prize Winner

Vivienne aged 12

Friendship.
— Viven aged 12
Prize winner  Florence aged 6

Prize winner

Florence aged 6

Prize Winner  Best Family Message  Katie, aged 8

Prize Winner

Best Family Message

Katie, aged 8

look after our animals.
— Joni aged 7
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Help the poor animals in the sea like fish, sea turtles and dolphins to not become extinct forever. Stop suffocating our sea life
— Thomas, aged 8
Prize Winner  Strongest Visual Message, Emily, aged 11

Prize Winner

Strongest Visual Message, Emily, aged 11

Stop looking at life through a screens and take time to admire the real beauty of the world
— Emily, aged 11
Prize Winner  Grace year 4

Prize Winner

Grace year 4

Family
— Dean aged 10
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stop poaching please.
— Caiden aged 8
Prize Winner  Victor age 8

Prize Winner

Victor age 8

Creativity matters to me because it teaches you never to give up and grows your mind
— Victor age 8
Prize Winner  Jack aged 7

Prize Winner

Jack aged 7

Prize Winner  Best painting, Isabelle aged 10

Prize Winner

Best painting, Isabelle aged 10

a clean ocean.
— Isabelle aged 10
Prize Winner  Best use of pen and ink, Kelsi aged 8

Prize Winner

Best use of pen and ink, Kelsi aged 8

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Dear politician,
I want to stop sea pollution and make it safer for sea animals. Right now our seas are polluted and I want to stop it
— Eva aged 8
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Prize Winner  Melody aged 9

Prize Winner

Melody aged 9

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Prize Winner  Best family message, Blade age 10

Prize Winner

Best family message, Blade age 10

Friends and family.
— Lily
Prize Winner  Best animal extinction message  Caiden aged 8

Prize Winner

Best animal extinction message

Caiden aged 8

Stop poaching please
— Caiden aged 8
Prize Winner  Best use of materials, Eliza Rose, aged 11

Prize Winner

Best use of materials, Eliza Rose, aged 11

Save the PANDAS.
— Jack aged 7
Prize Winner  Best animal extinction message  Lucy aged 7

Prize Winner

Best animal extinction message

Lucy aged 7

Prize Winner  Best Animal Extinction Message, Hannah aged 6

Prize Winner

Best Animal Extinction Message, Hannah aged 6

Prize Winner  Strongest visual message, Reggie aged 7

Prize Winner

Strongest visual message, Reggie aged 7

my postcard is about how much litter we throw away a year. i am also cross about pollution because the air is turning black. please stop this
— Alice aged 7
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Recycling Matters
— Helena aged 8
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My postcard is about the earth and we should love it with all our hearts to make the world a better place
— Lucy aged 11
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Animals - leave them alone, don’t cut down trees, more and more animals will die.
— Jessica aged 7
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Prize Winner  Zamira year 5

Prize Winner

Zamira year 5

Love Matters to me because it is the key to solving all problems and is a powerful element
— Zamira age 8
Prize Winner  Daniel aged 7

Prize Winner

Daniel aged 7

In Halifax a lot of deforestation is happening and please can you grow more so we can live longer
— Daniel, aged 7
Prize Winner  Iris aged 5

Prize Winner

Iris aged 5

Prize Winner  James, aged 11

Prize Winner

James, aged 11

save the chimpanzees.
— Lucy aged 7